The journey by train from Varanasi to Chennai is scheduled to take between 36 hours 05 minutes and 38 hours 49 minutes depending upon which train service you take. Via the shortest route the distance travelled is 2,118 km.
Train Times to Chennai
There are 6 direct train services from Varanasi to Chennai.
- Train times from Varanasi Junction Railway Station (BSB) to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).
|Train||Varanasi (BSB)||Chennai (MAS)||Operating Days|
|18631||01:20||14:25 + 1 day||Tu,Th|
- Train times from Varanasi Upadhyaya Junction Railway Station (DDU) to Chennai Egmore Railway Station (MS).
|Train||Varanasi (DDU)||Chennai (MS)||Operating Days|
|12389||08:40||20:45 + 1 day||Su|
|12577||23:49||14:20 + 1 day||Tu|
|22351||23:49||14:20 + 1 day||F|
- Train times from Varanasi Banaras Manduadih Railway Station (MUV) to Chennai Egmore Railway Station (MS).
|Train||Varanasi (MUV)||Chennai (MS)||Operating Days|
|15120||21:00||10:30 + 1 day||Su|
- Train times from Varanasi Upadhyaya Junction Railway Station (DDU) to Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS).
|Train||Varanasi (DDU)||Chennai (MAS)||Operating Days|
|12296||23:24||13:30 + 1 day||M,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa,Su|
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Location of Varanasi Junction Railway Station
Varanasi Junction Railway Station is 4.4 km by road from the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Location of Varanasi Upadhyaya Junction Railway Station
Varanasi Upadhyaya Junction Railway Station is 19 km by road from the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Location of Varanasi Banaras Manduadih Railway Station
Varanasi Banaras Manduadih Railway Station is 4.4 km by road from the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Location of Chennai Central Railway Station
Chennai Central Railway Station is 3.6 km by road from Marina Beach.
Location of Chennai Egmore Railway Station
Chennai Egmore Railway Station is 4.0 km by road from Marina Beach.
About Travel to Chennai
Chennai is a major regional capital city with over 7 million permanent residents making it India’s 6th largest city. In addition to the 7 million residents an average of 4 million temporary visitors a year come to the city for business, study, tourism and increasingly to use the city’s private medical facilities. There are a few striking features to Chennai that make it a place of interest for tourists. First and foremost, Chennai is a coastal city. It has 10 beaches which are the main recreational centres in Chennai in the same way that cities like London and New York have large public parks. Secondly, Chennai has lots of interesting historical buildings. Portuguese settlers built an impressive cathedral in the city and the British Empire gained its first major foothold in India in Chennai. Thirdly, Chennai is known for its extraordinary range of food, a lot of it vegetarian, which is renown across India.
55 km south of Chennai is one of India’s most impressive temple complexes, Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to the 7th and 8th Centuries with over 400 monuments and temples. The most famous of these are the seven pyramidal temples on the coast known as the ‘Shore Temples’. Mahabalipuram is believed to have once been a major sea port with trading links to ancient Greece and Rome extending far beyond what now remains. Divers have discovered more temples and other structures submerged beneath the sea suggesting that the area was once home to a very sizeable settlement.