Train travel from Kolkata to Chennai

The journey by train from Kolkata to Chennai is scheduled to take between 26 hours 10 minutes and 27 hours 45 minutes depending upon which train service you take. Via the shortest route the distance travelled is 1,655 km.


Train Times to Chennai


There are 14 direct train services from Kolkata to Chennai.

  • Train times from Howrah Junction Railway Station (HWH) to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).
TrainKolkata (HWH)Chennai (MAS)
Operating Days
1250801:0504:30 + 1 daySa
1284114:5017:00 + 1 dayM,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa,Su

  • Train times from Howrah Junction Railway Station (HWH) to Perambur Railway Station (PER).
TrainKolkata (HWH)Chennai (PER)
Operating Days
1251001:0504:35 + 1 dayM,Tu,W
1251601:0504:35 + 1 dayTh
2250201:0504:35 + 1 daySu

  • Train times from Howrah Junction Railway Station (HWH) to Chennai Egmore Railway Station (MS).
TrainKolkata (HWH)Chennai (MS)
Operating Days
1266316:1019:55 + 1 dayTh,Su
1266316:1019:55 + 1 dayM

  • Train times from Kolkata Shalimar Railway Station (SHM) to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).
TrainKolkata (SHM)Chennai (MAS)
Operating Days
2282512:1015:35 + 1 dayTu

  • Train times from Santragachi Junction Railway Station (SRC) to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).
TrainKolkata (SRC)Chennai (MAS)
Operating Days
8284112:4015:20 + 1 dayF
2280719:0022:45 + 1 dayTh,Su
2284119:0022:45 + 1 dayM


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Location of Howrah Junction Railway Station


Howrah Junction Railway Station is 11.2 km by road from Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

Google Map of Howrah Junction Railway Station


Location of Kolkata Shalimar Railway Station


Kolkata Shalimar Railway Station is 15.9 km by road from by road from Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

Google Map of Kolkata Shalimar Railway Station


Location of Santragachi Junction Railway Station


Santragachi Junction Railway Station is 19.9 km by road from by road from Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

Google Map of Santragachi Junction Railway Station


About Chennai


Chennai, also known as Madras, is India’s 6th largest city with a population of over 7 million people. Chennai and the surrounding area has a rich history and fabulous coastline and as a consequence attracts lots of foreign visitors, both tourists and the country’s third largest population of foreign residents. The city is also known for it’s food, music and dance, and some of the best hospitals in the country making Chennai the top destination in India for private medical care.

Mamallapuram near Chennai

Mamallapuram near Chennai

There is a lot to see and do in Chennai itself, and for a further major attraction it is only 56 km by road to reach Mahabalipuram, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 7th and 8th Century Hindu temples, many of which are close to the sea. Chennai city has three long beaches (Marina Beach, Edward Elliot’s Beach and Breezy Beach) which are not suitable places for swimming or sunbathing but they are pleasant places to walk and eat from the any food stalls that line the edges of all three beaches. Chennai also also lots of interesting architecture, some relating to the Portuguese and English colonial periods and some Hindu and Muslim places of worship, such as Kapaleeswarar Temple and Wallajah Mosque.

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