Train from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram

By train it takes around 16 hours to travel from Chennai in Tamil Nadu State to travel to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram is the main city in Kerala and a transport hub for onward travel throughout Kerala. There are 4 direct trains a day which you can book online.

Train Times from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram

Chennai Central Station is one of two train stations in Chennai from which trains to Thiruvananthapuram depart.

TrainChennai Central StationThiruvananthapuram Central Station

Chennai Egmore Train Station is the other train station in Chennai from which trains to Thiruvananthapuram depart.

TrainChennai Egmore StationThiruvananthapuram Central Station
  • Fastest Train: The fastest train from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram is Train #16127 departing from Chennai Egmore Train Station at 08:15.
  • Slowest Train: The slowest train from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram is Train #12695 departing from Chennai Central Station at 15:25.

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Location of Chennai Central Station

Chennai Central Station is 20.7 km by road from Chennai International Airport.

Google Map of Chennai Central Station

Location of Chennai Egmore Train Station

Chennai Egmore Train Station is 20.3 km by road from Chennai International Airport.

Google Map of Chennai Egmore Railway Station

Location of Thiruvananthapuram Central Station

Thiruvananthapuram Central Station is 14.4 km by road from Kovalam Beach.

Google Map of Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station

About Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, formerly known as Trivandrum, is the largest city in the Southern state of Kerala, and one of the most prosperous cities in India. Thiruvananthapuram has been a thriving city since at least 1,000 BC and possibly earlier.

The city’s prosperity initially began with the trade in spices with traders coming from the Middle East and later Europe to buy spices such as pepper which were grew in abundance and very good quality across the state of Kerala. These early trade links meant that Thiruvananthapuram developed a cosmopolitan culture with people from all over the world visiting Thiruvananthapuram at a time when other parts of India had few links to foreign countries and cultures.

Most recently the wealth of the city has come from Information Technology, with Thiruvananthapuram leading the way in the development of India’s IT industry with the establishment of the country’s first designated IT Park in 1995. Thiruvananthapuram is a thriving city and a place which attracts a large migrant workforce from both within India and from neighbouring countries.

Houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala
Houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram is a regional transport hub, with a major train station and international airport serving as the gateway to the many attractions of Kerala state, in particular the historic town of Cochin and the very popular boat tours on the many small rivers and canals that run through the state of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram, however, all has a number of popular attractions both in the city itself and nearby.

Kovalam beach is one of the most popular beach resorts in India and its only a 14 km journey from Thiruvananthapuram Central Train Station. For many visitors the first thing they will do on arrival by train at Thiruvananthapuram is to get in a taxi to Kovalam beach.

The city of Thiruvananthapuram itself also has some interesting historic buildings. The Maharajahs of the former Kingdom of Travancore built two great palaces, the Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Kowdiar Palace, which are well worth visiting. Thiruvananthapuram is also a city with a living culture and visitors should make the time to see live performances of the local dancing (Kathakali) and the indigenous flamboyant martial art of Kalaripayattu where exponents combine sword play with acrobatic manoeuvres.

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