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TNSTC Online Booking and Bus Routes:

The shortest travel route is between Madurai to Tiruchirapalli and the longest travel route is between Bangalore to Tiruchirapalli. Here is a list of some of the most popular travel routes for which one can make TNSTC online booking.
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To find the TNSTC bus timings for your favourite travel route easily, use the ixigo app or website.
Tiruchirapalli to Chennai Velankanni to Chennai Chennai to Kumbakonam
Madurai to Chennai Chennai to Salem Chennai to Tiruchirapalli
Chennai to Velankanni Kumbakonam to Chennai Chennai to Madurai
Chennai to Bangalore Bangalore to Chennai Salem to Chennai
Nagercoil to Chennai Chennai to Nagercoil Tiruchirapalli to Bangalore
Mayiladuthurai to Chennai Chennai to Hosur Chennai to Coimbatore
Bangalore to Tiruchirapalli Neyveli to Chennai Coimbatore to Bangalore

How to book TNSTC Bus Tickets online?

  • TNSTC online bus ticket booking can be done using ixigo travel app or its website.
  • A customer can use payment modes like credit cards, debit cards and net banking to book tickets.
  • A customer can show their ticket on the mobile after the booking is confirmed. In case of any query, ixigo customer support will provide all help to the customers.
  • All online transactions on ixigo.com are 100% safe.
  • A customer can also check bus routes, timings, price details, arrival & departure timetable on ixigo.

Discounts & Offers on TNSTC Bus Ticket Booking

Check the latest deals on TNSTC bus tickets on the ixigo offers page and get the best deal on your booking. Another advantage of booking TNSTC bus tickets on ixigo is that you can avail exclusive offers from e-wallets and several leading banks. Here you can find the latest bus tickets offers and coupons codes for your bus booking on ixigo.

The current bus offers on TNSTC bus ticket booking by ixigo are:
  • Save up to ₹500 on TNSTC bus bookings: Use coupon code BUS500 and get flat 6% upto ₹500 ixigo money on your TNSTC bus ticket booking. Note: No minimum booking amount required!
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TNSTC Bus Types

TNSTC provides seamless and comfortable bus services in several categories:
  • Town buses and low floor buses are operated on intercity routes.
  • Mofussil buses also ply on inter-town routes
  • Deluxe buses operate between important cities.
  • Ultra deluxe coaches equipped with recliner seats operate between major commercial centres and cities.
  • Air-conditioned buses operate in intracity routes which are operated by MTC (Metropolitan Transport Corporation).
  • Air-conditioned busses with 3*2 seat configurations known as Economy AC seater services were introduced in 2019 which connects all district headquarters to major towns.
  • State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) operates air-conditioned buses from all district headquarters to the city of Chennai.
  • A/C Seater cum sleeper and A/C sleeper buses are also operated between major cities and towns of Chennai, Bengaluru, etc.
  • Non-A/C Seater cum Sleeper and Non-A/C Sleeper are also operated by TNSTC.

Bus Amenities

The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) offers a safe and comfortable journey to the passengers. All its buses have important travel amenities to make the journey safe, comfortable and memorable.

Kindly note: The list of amenities offered by TNSTC might differ depending upon the type of bus and accommodation booked by a passenger. The buses with more amenities have a higher fare compared to those with a simple set of amenities.

Here are the amenities that one can expect while travelling from a TNSTC bus.
  • Charging Facility
  • Water bottles
  • Fan/ Air conditioner
  • Central Television
  • Reading/ Night lamp
Also, amenities such as blankets, disposable seat covers, CCTV, etc. are provided by a TNSTC bus.

Facts about TNSTC

  • It covers approximately 5190 bus routes on daily basis
  • Total number of night service buses run by TNSTC are 2570
  • Senior citizens have to provide a copy of ID proof to the bus conductor determining the age of the passenger while boarding the bus with TNSTC
  • The customer assistance for TNSTC can be reached at toll free number: 1800 419 4287
  • TNSTC has 5 types of buses including: Garuda (Volvo / Corona / Isuzu A.C. semi sleeper), Garuda Plus (Volvo / Benz A.C multi axle), Amaravathi (Volvo / Scania A.C multi axle), Super Luxury (Non-AC, 2 + 2 push back), Ultra Deluxe (Non-AC, 2+2 push back)
  • Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT in Tamil Nadu situated in Koyambedu is the biggest bus stand in the state of Tamil Nadu. It has over 160 platforms and 2000 buses.

About TNSTC

The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC), a public transport bus operator in Tamil Nadu was founded in 1972. It connects all important towns and cities by boosting the transportation service. The TNSTC has more than 41,000 buses that serve all important towns and cities within Tamil Nadu and also the neighbouring states covering more than 5,100 travel routes daily. TNSTC ticket booking provides an easy and comfortable experience. Also from a safety point of view, TNSTC bus booking has been a reliable travel mode since the last 48 years.

TNSTC also maintains an excellent reputation with their punctuality, hygiene and staff behaviour. The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) is taking important steps to improve the service which caters to the needs of the passengers and also to provide better comfort, safe, quick and reliable services. One can easily make TNSTC online booking using a trusted service provider like ixigo.

Bus Services by TNSTC

The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation connects major cities like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Kerala. Being one of the largest transport services in India, the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation provides the facility for tourist service and contract travel on travellers' request. TNSTC online booking are also available for passengers to make booking simpler.

TNSTC Bus Pass Information

Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) offers daily, weekly, and monthly passes for passengers. These passes are priced at:
  • ₹50 for any number of cash-free trips in any government town bus for 1 day
  • ₹300 for one week
  • ₹1,000 for a month
One can get these daily passes in any government bus centre and for the weekly and monthly passes one can visit any bus stands in the city. One needs to produce a photo identity card to purchase a pass. Passengers holding the card are free to travel in ordinary, limited stop service, express and also on low platform comfort buses. However, remember these passes cannot be used to travel in night shift buses.

TNSTC Bus Booking Cancellation Charges

  • Between 0-1 Hrs of Bus Start Time is 0%
  • Between 1-2 Hrs of Bus Start Time is 50%
  • Between 2-24 Hrs of Bus Start Time is 75%
  • Between 24-48 Hrs of Bus Start Time is 80%
  • Before 48 Hrs of Bus Start Time is 90%

TNSTC Bus Booking FAQs

Q. Does an age limit exist for half ticket passengers in TNSTC?

A: Yes, children between the ages of 3 and 12 can travel on TNSTC buses on a half ticket, meaning they will be charged 50% of the adult fare. However, children above 130cms in height will be charged the full fare. To bypass this, an original age proof certificate must be produced at the time of journey.

Q. Do you have to keep a printout of your e-ticket while boarding TNSTC buses?

A: Passengers can choose to either provide a printed copy of their ticket, or show an electronic copy on their mobile device, during the time of boarding. If you are showing an electronic copy, you must also present the original identity card used during the time of ticket booking.

Q. Can bus ticket details be updated after booking with TNSTC?

A: TNSTC provides no assurance that a passenger can change the details of their bus ticket after the booking process has been completed.

Q. I lost my bus ticket, can I recover it?

A: A copy of your TNSTC bus ticket was emailed to you when you booked the ticket. You can take a printout of this mail and present it during boarding. If you have not received your ticket in an email, TNSTC offers the option to receive an SMS about your ticket booking on your mobile. This SMS will contain a PNR number. Simply enter this onto the TNSTC website, and get a new copy of your ticket!

Q. What ID proofs have to be carried while travelling with TNSTC?

A: To travel on a TNSTC bus, you will need one of the following photo identity cards:
  • PAN Card
  • Driving Licence
  • Voter ID Card
  • Ration Card
  • Any photo ID card issued by the Central Government or a state government

Q. Is a TNSTC bus e-ticket transferable?

A: No, reserved journey tickets on a TNSTC bus are not transferable. No one except the passenger whose details are mentioned in the booking can travel using the e-ticket.