Trains from Jaipur to Chennai

By train the journey from Jaipur to Chennai is scheduled to take from 36 to 40 hours depending upon which train you take. Via the shortest route the distance travelled is 2,164 km.

Train Times from Jaipur to Chennai


There are currently 6 train services from Jaipur to Chennai departing from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and arriving at one of two different train stations in Chennai.

  • There are 2 train services from Jaipur Junction (JP) to Chennai Central Station (MAS).
TrainJaipur (JP)Chennai (MAS)Operating Days
1296819:3508:20 + 1 dayF,Su
1297019:3508:15Tu
  • There are 4 train services from Jaipur Junction (JP) to Chennai Egmore Railway Station (MS).
TrainJaipur (JP)Chennai (MS)Operating Days
2097317:3009:40 + 1 daySa
2263221:3010:00Su
2267321:3009:40Th
2048121:3009:40W

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Location of Jaipur Junction Railway Station


Jaipur Junction is 4.8 km by road from the Hawa Mahal.

Google Map of Jaipur Junction

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 (formerly known as Madras) is the state capital of Tamil Nadu on the south east coast of India. With a population of over 7 million people and a thriving economy Chennai is generally considered to be the most important city on the lower south of India.

Tourism in Chennai

Chennai is a popular tourist destination attracting around 4 million leisure visitors annually. The tourist has a well developed tourist infrastructure, and transport links, to support this large number of visitors. It’s an international city with a wide range of accommodation and a good selection of international cuisines to compliment the diverse local cuisine of Chennai.

Rock carving at Mamallapuram near Chennai
Rock carving at Mamallapuram near Chennai
Beaches in Chennai

Chennai has 10 city centre beaches, the most popular of which are Marina Beach, Edward Elliot’s Beach and Breezy Beach. Marina Beach is 13 km long and 6 km of it is backed by a near continuous line of food and beverage vendors. It’s a popular place for local people to visit in the early evening and eat food.

You can’t swim or sunbathe on the beaches in Chennai. Swimming is banned because of the strong sea currents and local custom is not permissive of people exposing their bodies in swimming costumes, particularly women. Instead, the beaches are a place to walk and play games. Local people in Chennai often come to the beach to play football and cricket in the early evening.

Mahabalipuram

Chennai’s top tourist attraction is Mahabalipuram, which is located 55 km by road to the south of Chennai. Mahabalipuram is a coastal temple complex built during the 7th and 8th Centuries. It contains over 400 buildings, and has attained UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It’s one of the most important temple complexes in India and a fine example of the architecture and art of ancient Tamil Nadu. The reliefs carved into stone are both large and intricate.

The most striking part of Mahabalipuram are the seven large tiered temples facing out to sea. The temples were visible to sailors on passing ships more than a millennium ago and it was assumed by foreigners for a long time that these large coastal temples were Chinese style pagodas because of their pyramidal shape. The name ‘Shore Pagodas’ is still sometimes used today to refer to these temples, which aren’t pagodas.

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