Indian trains are scheduled to complete the 358 km journey from Bangalore to Chennai in around 6 to 7 hours depending upon which train you take. There are 7 daily departures from Bangalore Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station. You can also take a train from Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station to Chennai although trains from this station are less frequent.
Train Times from Bangalore to Chennai
Bangalore Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station is one of two train stations in Bangalore from which trains to Chennai depart.
|Train||Ksr Bangalore Station||Chennai Central Station|
Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station is the other train station in Bangalore from which trains to Chennai depart.
|Train||Bangalore Cant Station||Chennai Central Station|
- Fastest Train: The fastest train from Bangalore to Chennai is Train #12608 departing from Bangalore Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station at 06:30.
- Slowest Train: The slowest train from Bangalore to Chennai is Train #16022 departing from Bangalore Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station at 23:45.
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Location of Ksr Bangalore Station
Bangalore Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station is 2.7 km by road from Bangalore Gandhi Nagar Racecourse.
Location of Bangalore Cant Station
Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station is 1 km by road from Bangalore Palace.
Location of Chennai Central Station
Chennai Central Station is 20.7 km by road from Chennai International Airport.
Chennai, or Madras as it used to be known, is India’s 6th largest city by population and arguably the most vibrant city in Southern India which is booming in terms of commerce as well as in terms of being a cultural hub.
Chennai is a multi-cultural city with a long tradition of foreigners coming to live in city, indeed Chennai was the location of the first permanent settlement of the British East India Company in 1639 and even early that their evidence of long standing trade with Greek and Chinese merchants for thousands of years.
For a short trip to Chennai the four main attractions to visit are:
- Kapaleeshwarar Temple: In the town of Mylapore, this magnificent temple dedicated to Shiva displays a range of architectural motifs emblematic of the design style unique to Tamil Nadu.
- San Thome Cathedral: Originally built by the Portuguese in 1523, and rebuilt by the British in 1896, legend has it the Cathedral marks the place where St Thomas the Doubter, the biblical character who famously doubted the resurrection of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane and wrote his own gospel, is believed to have died bringing the word of Christ to the Indian subcontinent and possibly beyond.
- Fort St George: Completed at the behest of the British in 1653, Chennai’s legislature now resides within the fort’s perimeter walls. The fort has an interesting museum and the oldest intact British church in India.
- Government Museum: Housed within the Pantheon Complex (another legacy from the time of British settlement in the city) the Government Museum is the top museum in the city. The museum has art and archaeological finds telling nearly 3,000 of Chennai’s history. Fascinating displays explain the rich and eventful history of the city of Chennai.