By train it takes between 7 hours 25 minutes and 10 hours to complete the 496 km journey from Mysore (also known as Mysuru) to Chennai depending upon which train you take. There are 4 daily departures from Mysore Junction Railway Station which terminate at Chennai Central Railway Station.
Train Times from Mysore to Chennai
Only one train service, the Kaveri Express (Train #16022), operates every day of the week.
- Fastest Train: The fastest train from Mysore to Chennai is the Mysuru – Chennai Central Shatabdi Express (Train #12008) departing at 14:15.
- Slowest Train: The slowest train from Mysore to Chennai is the Kaveri Express (Train #16022) departing at 20:30.
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Location of Mysore Junction
Mysore Junction Railway Station is 1.9 km by road from Mysore Palace.
Location of Chennai Central Station
Chennai Central Station is 55.5 km by road from Mahabalipuram Beach Temple.
Chennai Central Railway Station
Chennai Central Station, formerly known as Madras Central, is one of the busiest railway stations in Southern India and also one of the most beautiful. Constructed in 1873, Chennai Central Station has 17 train platforms and handles over 25o trains a day with around 350,000 passengers passing through the station. Chennai Central was originally designed to accommodate far fewer trains with only 4 train platforms and the station has notably inadequate facilities in relation to the number of people who now use it. The station has only 10 toilets, so if you travel to for from Chennai Central make sure you use a toilet before you go there or locate facilities in a nearby restaurant if you need to use a toilet because the queues for the toilets in the station are always long. What Chennai Central does have, however, is free WiFi.
Chennai Central was designed by British architect George Harding, using an architecture style referred to as Gothic Revival. Gothic Revival architecture is characterised by its use of design features from Medieval European architecture. One of the most famous example of Gothic Revival architecture is the Houses of Parliament in London. Chennai Central features a central clock tower which is 41.5 metres tall and four other smaller towers at the other corner of the building. Chennai Central is one of 2,467 structures in Chennai which have been designated as ‘heritage buildings’ by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.