Station: Chennai Central - MAS

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About Chennai Central Railway Station

One of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai, Tamil Nadu’s Chennai Central MAS railway station is 142-years-old. With a blend of Gothic and Romanesque style architectures, this station has a heritage vibe. Be it the clock tower with the Flagstaff or the bay platforms, MAS railway station has its own charm. The facilities at the station include shopping mall, restaurants, bookshops, accommodation, and internet browsing centers. Along with a waiting hall, the station has passenger operated inquiry terminals, electronic display boards, plasma TVs that mention train timings, and seven touch-screen PNR Status machines. Also, there is an emergency medical care available at the station with three beds, two doctors on duty and another on standby, and a paramedic team. The terminus is the first railway station in the country to have an ambulance.

Trains Departing from Chennai To Other Stations
There is a total of 269 passenger trains that start, end, or pass through Chennai Central railway station. These trains directly connect it to 644 other stations.

Trains to Top Pilgrimage Sites: There are 15 trains from Chennai Central railway station to Tirupati, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. Board the Dehradun Express to reach Haridwar, a Hindu pilgrimage site. Also, there are 24 long-distance trains to Puri, which is home to the famous Jagannath Temple. You can head to Mumbai by availing the 9 trains and then, take a train, bus, or cab to go to Aurangabad, which houses the Ellora Caves (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Tourists can also book Ellora Caves Online Tickets at Yatra.com without much hassle.

Trains to Metros Cities: There are 90 weekly trains from Chennai to Bangalore, 28 weekly trains to New Delhi, and 36 weekly trains to Kolkata. Also, 9 long-distance trains run between Chennai Central railway station and Mumbai CSM Terminus.

Popular Trains: The Shatabdi Express is one of the prestigious and fastest trains in India. Kovai Express has a chair car seating arrangement with air-conditioned and non air-conditioned coaches and a pantry car also.

• Dhanbad Alappuzha Express and Sapthagiri Express offer on-board catering and e-catering services.
• Dhanbad Alappuzha Express connects Dhanbad Junction and Alappuzha (ALLP).
• Shatabdi Express operates between Chennai Central railway station and Mysore City Junction.
• Kovai Express takes you from MAS railway station to Coimbatore Junction (CBE).
• Sapthagiri Express links Chennai Central to Tirupati (TPTY).

Different Stations in Chennai

• Chennai Beach
• Moore Market Complex
• Royapuram
• Basin Bridge
• Washermanpet

Popular Places Near Chennai Central Railway Station

Enjoy a relaxing time at the world’s second longest urban beach, Marina Beach. Locates 6 km away (20-min drive) from the MAS railway station. Explore the Indo-Saracenic architecture of Ripon Building, the official seat of the Chennai Corporation. It’s a 5-min drive, 1 km away from the station. Sowcarpet is a bustling commercial area of the city located 5 km away (20-min drive) from MAS railway station. The Kalikambal Temple is also within a radius of 5 km (20-min drive).

Chennai Central Railway Station FAQs

Q. How do I get to Kapaleeshwarar Temple from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. You can get to Kapaleeshwarar Temple by taxi, bus, rickshaw, or train.

Q. How can I get to Ashok Nagar from Nungambakkam?
A. You can take taxi, rickshaw, or bus service for travelling from Ashok Nagar from Nungambakkam.

Q. What is the best means to travel to MAS Railway Station from Tirupati?
A. Trains and buses are the best means to travel from Tirupati to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).

Q. Are there buses from Vellore to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. Yes. There are various tourist and deluxe buses available for travelling from Vellore to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).

Q. Can I get a taxi/bus to Kanchipuram from Chennai Central MAS Railway Station?
A. Yes. You can avail taxi/bus service from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS) to Kanchipuram.

Q. Is there local train/metro connectivity from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. Yes. There is local train service from Chennai Central MAS Railway Station.

Q. How long will it take me to get to Pondicherry from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. It takes about 4 hours to reach Pondicherry from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).

Q. What all transport is available from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS) in Chennai?
A. There are bus, train, taxi, and rickshaw services available as means of transport from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).

Q. What is the best means to get to the Marina Beach from the Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. You can travel from Chennai Central MAS Railway Station to Marina Beach by taxi, rickshaw, or bus.

Q. How do I get to Birla Planetarium from Chennai Central MAS Railway Station?
A. You can avail taxi, rickshaw, or bus service for traveling to Birla Planetarium from the Chennai Central MAS Railway Station.

Q. Which is the best museum in Chennai for kids?
A. Chennai Rail Museum is the best museum in Chennai to go with kids.

Q. What is the best time of the day to visit Marina Beach?
A. Early morning and evenings are the best times to be at the beautiful Marina Beach.

Q. Which is the best local food of Chennai that one should try?
A. Some of the must-try local delicacies of Chennai include Sundal (a chickpeas snack), Parippu Vada (crispy snack), Mutton Paya (heavy mutton stew), Kanchipuram Idli, Ashirasam (sweet), Thalappakatti biriyani, and Chettinad Chicken.

Q. What are some good restaurants for Italian cuisine in Chennai?
A. Little Italy, Hola, Bella Ciao, and Mascarpone Café are some of the top restaurants serving Italian cuisine in Chennai.

Q. Are there tourist buses for a sightseeing tour of Chennai?
A. Yes. There are tours and travels that provide tourist buses for sightseeing around Chennai.

Q. What are the must-see places in Chennai?
A. Marina Beach, Edward Elliot’s Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Valluvar Kottam, Chembarambakkam Lake, and Birla planetarium are some of the must-see places in Chennai.

Q. Are there any museums in Chennai?
A. Yes. Vivekanandar Illam, Fort Museum, and Regional Railway Museum are some of the museums in Chennai.

Q. What are the opening and closing times for Marina Beach?
A. Marina Beach is open 24 hours.

Q. What are some popular places to visit around Chennai?
A. Tirupati, Vellore, Ubbalamadugu/Tada Falls, and Mahabalipuram are some of the popular places around Chennai.

Q. How far is Chembarambakkam Lake from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. Chembarambakkam Lake is about 24 km from Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).

Q. Which 4-star hotel would you recommend within 10 km of Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS) in Jammu and Kashmir?
A. I would recommend The Pride Hotel Chennai as a good 4-star hotel near Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).

Q. What is a good family hotel near the Chennai Central MAS Railway Station?
A. TG Stays Kannan Bala Nagar is one good family hotel near Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).

Q. Are there decent budget hotels around Birla Planetarium?
A. Yes. New Adyar Guest House, TG Stays Adyar, and 14 Square T Nagar are some good budget hotels near Birla Planetarium.

Q. What are some cheap hotels near Chembarambakkam Lake?
A. Raj Residency and Marsan Lodge are some cheap hotels near Chembarambakkam Lake.

Q. Would you recommend TG Stays Kannan Bala Nagar as a good option to stay with family?
A. Yes.I would recommend TG Stays Kannan Bala Nagar as a good place to stay with family.

Q. Name some 3-star hotels near Marina Beach?
A. Tri Sea Residency, The Spin Hotel, Peace Inn, and Star City Santhome are some of the 3-star hotels near Marina Beach.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. Yes. Some of the cheap hotels near Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS) include Samudra Residency, Sun City, Raam Laxmi Guest House, Hotel Adithya, and Royal Paris.

Q. Can you tell me names of some budget hotels near Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. Hotel City Tower Chennai, Samudra Inn, Royal Star, and Hotel City Tower are some of the budget hotels near Chennai Central MAS Railway Station.

Q. Which 5-star hotel is near Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS) in Chennai?
A.  There are no 5-star hotels near Chennai Central MAS Railway Station.

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)?
A. Most popular hotels near Chennai Central MAS Railway Station include Hotel Greens Gate, FabHotel Metro Manor, Bell Hotel, and Hotel Pearl International.

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