new delhi to chennai Trains Route Details

Number of Trains from new delhi to chennai 10 Trains
Distance from new delhi to chennai By Train: 2180 Km
Fastest Train from new delhi to chennai : DURONTO EXPRESS(12269)
Slowest Train from new delhi to chennai : ANDAMAN EXPRESS(16031)

New Delhi to Chennai Central Trains

  • t n sampark kranti (12652) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 07:10
    18:53
    35:43
  • thirukkural express (12642) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 07:10
    18:53
    35:43
  • andaman express (16032) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 14:15
    10:20
    44:05
  • dehradun madurai settigunta express (12688) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 14:30
    02:10
    35:40
  • chennai central duronto express (12270) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 15:45
    20:40
    28:55
  • chennai central garib rath (12612) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 15:55
    20:40
    28:45
  • chennai rajdhani (12434) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 15:55
    20:40
    28:45
  • g t express (12616) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 18:40
    06:20
    35:40
  • tamil nadu express (12622) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 22:30
    07:10
    32:40
  • new delhi puducherry express (22404) New Delhi - Chennai Central Train Route MTWTFSS
  • 23:45
    14:25
    38:40
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New Delhi to Chennai Central Train Tickets

Between the capital of India, New Delhi and the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, 12 trains are operated by Indian Railways. The route includes travel through the states of Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and more. Chennai experiences a temperature of 28°C during the day which can drop to 26°C at night. Also, one may get to view a clear sky around this time. Chennai was formerly known as Madras and is one of the biggest cultural and economic centres of South India.

Andaman Express is the slowest among all the trains that run along this route covering a distance of 2206 kms in 44 hours and 05 mins. It takes an alternate route passing through the state of Haryana. Of all the trains between New Delhi and Chennai, MAS Garib Rath is the fastest train covering a distance of 2176 kms in 28 hours and 20 mins. It is available only on Mon. It departs from H Nizamuddin at 15:55 and reaches Chennai Central at 20:15 on the next day.

The earliest train leaving New Delhi at 07:10 is T N Smprk Krnti while Ndls PDY EXP, the last train leaves at 23:45. For all the foodies who want to explore local specialites, trains like T N Smprk Krnti and Thirukkural EXP halt at Jhansi Jn for 10 mins.

For utmost convenience one may choose MAS Duronto EXP, as it is the only train that runs between New Delhi and Chennai without any halts. 3 trains run directly between New Delhi and Chennai Central namely, Andaman Express, G T Express and Tamil Nadu EXP. There is a high likelihood of a train passing through Jhansi Jn, Nagpur and Bhopal Jn stations, as these are the most common stations along this route.

When in Chennai, your itinerary should definitely include visiting Marina Beach, Besant Nagar Beach (Edward Elliot's Beach), M A Chidambaram Stadium and Thiruvanmiyur Beach.

New Delhi to Chennai Central Rail Routes

The New Delhi-Chennai line is a major railway route in India that links two of the largest cities in the country. Forming a significant part of the Diamond Quadrilateral of the Indian Railways, the New Delhi (NDLS) to Chennai Central (MAS) line, which runs from North India to South India, is among the longest and busiest train routes. It passes through nine different states en route, namely Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Over and above all, the New Delhi to Chennai route is overloaded with visual delights since it transverses the Yamuna Valley, grand Deccan Plateau and Eastern Ghats, along with the southern section of the Eastern Coastal Plains of the country.

As far as the distance between New Delhi and Chennai is concerned, the shortest route is 2175 km, while the longest one is 2206 km. And depending on the train and route, the duration of the New Delhi (NDLS) to Chennai Central (MAS) train journey varies between 29 hours to 44 hours. Talking about the trains plying between New Delhi and Chennai, there are 10 trains in total. These include Rajdhani, Sampark Kranti, Duronto, Garib Rath, Sampark Kranti, SuperFast and Mail/Express trains.

Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express is the earliest train running between NDLS and MAS, which plies on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station at 7:10 a.m. The last train to run on this route is New Delhi - Puducherry Superfast Express that departs from the New Delhi railway station at 11:45 p.m. on Sundays. Besides that, Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Rajdhani Expess, Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Duronto Expess Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Garib Rath Express, Chandigarh - Madurai Superfast Express and Dehradun - Madurai Superfast Express are some of the most popular New Delhi to Chennai trains.

Out of all the 10 trains, there are only three trains, namely Andaman Express, Grand Trunk Express and Tamil Nadu Superfast Express, which run from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS). All of these trains pass through Agra Cantt. (AGC) and Jhansi Junction (JHS) in Uttar Pradesh, Bhopal Junction (BPL) and Itarsi Junction (ET) in Madhya Pradesh, Balharshah (BPQ) and Nagpur (NGP) in Maharashtra, and Warangal (WL) and Vijaywada Junction (BZA) in Andhra Pradesh.

Among all these three trains, Grand Trunk Superfast Express is the fastest one that takes around 36 hours with 10 halts to cover the distance between New Delhi and Chennai. Further, it enjoys the privilege of being one of the oldest trains in India, which has been serving Indian Railways since 1929.

Train Schedule: Weekly

• Andaman Express (New Delhi Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Wed, Sat, Sun
• New Delhi - Puducherry Superfast Express (New Delhi Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Sun Only
• Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express (Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station - Tambaram Railway Station) - Tue, Thu
• Thirukkural Superfast Express (Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station – Tambaram Railway Station) - Mon, Sat
• Dehradun - Madurai Superfast Express (Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Mon, Fri
• Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Duronto Express (Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Tue, Sat
• Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Rajdhani Express (Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Wed, Fri
• Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Garib Rath Express (Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station) - Mon Only

Train Schedule: Daily

• Grand Trunk (GT) Express (New Delhi Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station)
• Tamil Nadu Superfast Express (New Delhi Railway Station - Chennai Central Railway Station)

All Stations in New Delhi

• New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS)
• Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (HZM)

All Stations in Chennai

• Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS)
• Chennai Egmore Railway Station (MS)
• Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)

Popular hotels near Chennai Central (MAS) railway station
There are plenty of hotels near Chennai railway station. Some of the most recommended hotels are Savera Hotel, The Spring Hotel, The Park Chennai, Ambassador Pallava Chennai and Ramada Chennai Egmore. You can also choose accomodation from a list of best hotels in Chennai based on different categories ranging like 5 star hotels in Chennai, 4 star hotels in Chennai, 3 star hotels in Chennai, budget hotels in Chennai, cheap hotels in Chennai and resorts for your perusal.

FAQs

Q. What is the fare for New Delhi to Chennai train tickets for 2ndAC on Tamil Nadu Express (12622)?
A. The current fare for New Delhi to Chennai train tickets for 2nd AC on Tamil Nadu Express (12622) is Rs. 3005.

Q. What is the best means of travel from Chennai to Puducherry?
A. Chennai to Puducherry is a distance of 155.2 km via E Coast Rd. You can opt for a private taxi or state transport bus. There are private AC Volvos also operating on the sector.

Q. Are there any 4 star hotels in Chennainear Egmorearea?
A. Ramada Chennai Egmore and Ambassador Pallava Chennai are two of the well known 4 star hotels in Chennainear Egmore area.For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/4-star-hotels-at-egmore-in-chennai.

Q. How does one reach from Chennai Central Station (MAS) to Chennai Airport?
A. The distance from Chennai Central (MAS) Station to the Chennai Airport is 21.2 km via Chennai - Nagapattinam Hwy/Trichy-Chennai Hwy. The best way to travel is by a private cab or a radio taxi.

Q. Does The Belsteadin Chennai near US Consulate have any facilities for a Safe Deposit Box?
A. The Belsteadin Chennai near US Consulate is a premier 3 star hotel in Chennai and offers a Safe Deposit Box for all its guests. For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/hotels-in-chennai/the-belstead-chennai.

Q. Which is the nearest hill station from Chennai?
A. Yercaud located at a distance of 349 Kms from Chennai is a popular hill station attracting tourists from all over. Yercaud located at an elevation of 1515 m is a good place to unwind and be with nature amid the lush green mountains.

Q. Which are best budget hotels in Chennai near Mylapore?
A. Hotel Anchor, Sangeetha Residency, TreeboCozee Stay, Palmshore Residency, and TG Stays Mylapore 1 are all good budget hotels in Chennai near Mylapore. For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/budget-hotels-at-mylapore-in-chennai.

Q. What stations in Chennai do the New Delhi to Chennai trains terminate at?
A. Most of the New Delhi to Chennai trains generally terminate at Chennai Central Station (MAS).

Q. What are some good weekend getaways from Chennai?
A. The ancient city of Mahabalipuram located at a distance of 60 km from Chennai is a popular weekend getaway. The city is famous for its shore temple and exotic ancient art and architecture.

Q. Are there any affordable 5 star hotels in Chennai?
A. Yes Grand Chennai By GRT Hotel, The Raintree Hotel - Anna Salai, and The Park Chennai are all affordable 5 star hotels in Chennai.For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/5-star-hotels-in-chennai.

Q. How do I get from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) to the International Airport?
A. The best way to reach from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) to the Indira Gandhi International Airport is by taking the Airport Metro express service originating from New Delhi metro station.

Q. Are there 4 star hotels in New Delhi near Connaught Place?
A. Yes, there are a few 4 star hotels in New Delhi near Connaught Place. Some of them are Radisson Blu Marina Connaught Place, The Hans New Delhi, and Connaught Royale.For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/4-star-hotels-at-connaught-place-in-new-delhi.

Q. Which are some good 3 star hotels in New Delhi near Greater Kailash?
A. You can opt for Amara Hotel, Alpina Hotels & Suites, and Madhuban as all of them are good 3 star hotels in New Delhi near Greater Kailash. For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/3-star-hotels-at-greater-kailash-in-new-delhi.

Q. Which are the best 5-star hotels of New Delhi in Dwarka?
A. Radisson Blu hotel New Delhi Dwarka and Vivanta by Taj Dwarka (A Taj Hotel) are the best 5-star hotels of New Delhi in Dwarka.For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/5-star-hotels-at-dwarka-in-new-delhi.

Q. Are there any cheap hotels in New Delhi close to East Delhi?
A. You can opt for Samrat Inn, Wood Apple residency, Hotel JPS Residency, and Hotel Green Palace East Delhi,which are cheap hotels in New Delhi close to East Delhi.For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/cheap-hotels-at-east-delhi-in-new-delhi .

Q. What are some 3 star hotels in Delhi near old Delhi?
A.  Hotel Tara Palace Chandni Chowk and Hotel Broadway are two of the very popular 3 star hotels in Delhi located near old Delhi.For more options, see https://www.yatra.com/hotels/3-star-hotels-at-old-delhi-in-new-delhi .

Q. Which are the stations in New Delhi from which New Delhi to Chennai trains run?
A. New Delhi to Chennai trains usually start from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS).

Q. Is there metro connectivity from New Delhi to Dwarka?
A. Yes, there is metro connectivity from New Delhi (NDLS) to Dwarka. The NDLS metro station is at a walking distance from the railway station.

Q. Which New Delhi to Chennai trains run once a week only?
A. Chennai Central GaribRath (12612) and New Delhi Puducherry Express (22404) are two New Delhi to Chennai trains that run once a week only.

Q. Does the Andaman Express (16032) halt at Vijayawada Jn (BZA)?
A. Yes, the Andaman Express (16032) halts at Vijayawada Jn(BZA) with a scheduled halt time of 20 minutes.

Q. New Delhi to Chennai trains generally stop at which stations in Chennai?
A. New Delhi to Chennai trains generally stop at Chennai Central (MAS) station.

Q. Does the Chennai Central Duronto Express (12270) stop anywhere between New Delhi and Chennai Central (MAS)?
A. No, the Chennai Central Duronto Express (12270) is a nonstop train between Hazrat Nizamuddin(NZM) and Chennai Central (MAS).

Q. What time does the Dehradun Madurai Settigunta Express (12688) reach Chennai?
A.  The Dehradun Madurai Settigunta Express (12688) reaches Chennai Central (MAS) at 02:15 on the 3rd day of departure from New Delhi (NDLS).

Q. What are the timings of Tamil Nadu express (12622) on the New Delhi to Chennai route?
A.  The Tamil Nadu Express (12622) leaves New Delhi (NDLS) at 22:30 and reaches Chennai Central (MAS) on the 3rd day at 07:10.

Q. What time does the G T Express (12616) leave New Delhi and from which station?
A.  The GT Express (12616) leaves New Delhi at 18:40 hours from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS).

Q. What is the fare for New Delhi to Chennai train tickets for 3rd AC on Chennai Rajdhani (12434)?
A. The current fare for New Delhi to Chennai train tickets for 3rd AC on Chennai Rajdhani (12434) is Rs. 3535.

Q. How many days in advance do you think I should book New Delhi to Chennai train tickets?
A. To get New Delhi to Chennai train tickets at the last minute is very difficult on regular days and almost impossible in the holiday season. Always book New Delhi to Chennai train tickets 15-20 days in advance.

Q. Which is the fastest New Delhi to Chennai train?
A.  ,The Chennai Rajdhani (12434) and Chennai Central GaribRath (12612) are the fastest New Delhi to Chennai trains, taking 28 hours and 20 minutes for the journey.

Q. Is there any late night train from New Delhi to Chennai?
A. Yes you can opt for New Delhi Puducherry Express (22404) as a late night train from New Delhi to Chennai. It departs New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) at 23:45.

Q. Which New Delhi to Chennai train runs every day?
A. The G T Express (12616) and Tamil Nadu Express (12622) are New Delhi to Chennai trains that run every day.

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