As there are no direct flights to Salem, one can fly to nearby airports which are Chennai (24 km), Tiruchirappalli (152 km), Coimbatore (159 km) and Bangalore (235 km). The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport located 24 km away and is connected to all major cities in India. Taxis and buses are easily available from the airport. Major domestic airlines like Air India, Indigo Airlines, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, et al are serviceable here. International airlines such as Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, etc. are operational here. Various international cities like London, Muscat, Frankfurt, Dubai and Singapore have flights to Chennai on a regular basis.
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport located 24 km away from Salem.
Safety Suggestion: It is advisable to keep track of flight schedules, which may or may not change due to weather conditions.
Salem has six major roads which are Omalur, Cherry, Saradha College, Junction Main, Gugai Main and Attur roads. It is connected to National Highway 7, National Highway 47 and National Highway 68. The city has two major bus stations, i.e. MGR Integrated Bus Terminus in Meyyanoor and Town Bus Station (Old Bus Stand). Intercity, interstate and private buses are available at the Central Bus Stand while local buses at the Old Bus Stand. National Highway 47 connects Salem to the rest of the state and one can book buses, taxis and private cabs. The State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) is equipped with deluxe, ultra-deluxe, Volvo and AC buses. Salem Track Call Taxi and Cab offers twenty four-hour taxi services.
Journey Suggestion: Some sections of the National highway route are under repair or maintenance work, which inevitably slow down the speed of travelling causing traffic congestion.
Salem Junction is located in Suramangalam, 5 kms west of the city. In 2005, the Railway Board approved the creation of Salem railway division from Palakkad and Tiruchirapalli divisions. It is connected to Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore and other cities. Major trains like the Chennai Mail, the Guwahati Express, the Shatabdi Express and the like run through here. Other nearest major junctions are Omalur Junction and Erode Junction. The station is fitted with satellite bus terminus with local buses available 24 hours to Salem central bus terminus.
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