Trains from Surat to Chennai

There are 4 different train services running from Surat to Chennai (formerly known as Madras). The scheduled journey time by train from Surat to Chennai is from 27 hours 20 minutes to 28 hours 18 minutes depending upon which train you take.

Train Times from Surat to Chennai

There are 3 train services operating from Surat Railway Station (ST) to Howrah Junction Railway Station in Chennai Central Station (MAS).

TrainSurat (ST)Chennai (MAS)Operating Days
1265511:5516:05 + 1 dayM,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa,Su
1942013:5017:10 + 1 dayW,Sa
2292019:0022:35 + 1 dayM

There is 1 train service from Surat Railway Station (ST) to Chennai Egmore Railway Station (MS).

TrainSurat (ST)Chennai (MS)Operating Days
2266412:0716:25 + 1 dayT

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Location of Surat Railway Station

Surat Railway Station is located 2.2 km by road from Bombay Market.

Google Map of Surat Railway Station

Location of Chennai Central Station

Chennai Central Station is located 4.1 km by road from Marina Beach.

Google Map of Chennai Central Station

Location of Chennai Egmore Railway Station

Chennai Egmore Railway Station is located 4.6 km by road from Marina Beach.

Google Map of Chennai Egmore Railway Station

About Travel to Chennai

Chennai, known by its colonial era name of Madras until 1996, is a massive city with over 7 million permanent with a logistically fortuitous location on the coast of the Bay of Bengal making the city an easy entry point for shipping items to and from the eastern part of the South of India. The economic importance of the city has grown and diversified from being a trading centre in the early days of British colonial to a centre for manufacturing and other industries. More than a third of India’s automotive industry output, for example, comes from Chennai. Chennai also has a thriving tourist industry with the city having received over 4 million foreign visitors a year over the latter part of the last decade. The city has good transport links, particularly its very busy international airport, and plenty of good quality hotels in which to accommodate all these tourists and large shopping centres. Getting around the city is also relatively straightforward and fast if you make use of the Chennai Metro.

Chennai Central Railway Station
Chennai Central Railway Station

There are plenty of things for visitors to the city to see and do, amongst the most important of which is eating the fantastic local cuisine. Other popular activities and places of interest include:

  • Marina Beach: 12 km beach in the city centre which becomes very busy in the late afternoon as locals come to enjoy the cool sea breezes and eat at the many food stalls and restaurants at the edge of the sand.
  • The Parthasarathy Temple: 8th Century Hindu temple believed to be the oldest in Chennai.
  • St. Mary’s Church: Built in the 18th Century, St. Mary’s Church is the oldest British church in India.
  • Fort St. George: 17th Century military facility built by the British East India Company.
  • Arinjar Anna Zoological Park: Largest zoo in Chennai with lots of native and non-native species.

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