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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the ways to reach Tiruchirappalli?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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Planning a trip to Tiruchirappalli? Pack your adventurous spirit, love of all that is past and get right down to business. Well connected to Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, there are a number of travel options you can choose from to travel to Tiruchirappalli. They are:

  • By Air

    Tiruchirappalli’s International airport is located 5 km south of the main city. If you are travelling from Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Colombo and Kuala Lumpur, there are direct flights to Tiruchirappalli. From Delhi and Mumbai there are no direct flights, you first touchdown at Chennai and from there take the connecting flight to Tiruchirappalli. Interestingly, the airport was built by the British during World War II and was used by their Air Force. Damaged aircrafts were taken to the workshop in Ponmalai.


  • By Train

    If you like to begin journeys with the toot toot of the train, settling down to watch the countryside pass by, then traveling to Tiruchirappalli in a train might be another option. Economical and fun filled, a number of trains ply daily to Tiruchirappalli from major towns and cities including Trivandrum, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kochin, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.

  • By Bus

    Travelling by bus to Tiruchirappalli is yet another economical and efficient option. The highest number of buses that ply from Chennai daily are actually headed to Tiruchirappalli. Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation and state run buses daily ply from Chennai . You can choose from Super Volvo, A/C, Non A/C, Sleeper, Deluxe, Sleeper and Video coach type of buses. Normal bus fare starts from INR 150-175 to INR 700 and may differ according to the type of bus used and the total distance covered.

  • By Car

    If you are leaning towards a road trip, then driving down to Tiruchirappalli might also be a good idea as Tiruchirappalli is very well connected by road and a number of important national highways course through the city linking it to major cities. NH 67 connects Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and runs through Coimbatore and Tiruchirappalli, including Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Tanjore, Tiruchirappalli, Karur, Ooty. This highway traverses the wider middle region of Tamil Nadu. Alternatively, if you are coming from Chennai you could also take NH 45. National Highway 45 or Grand Southern Trunk Road is one of the busiest National Highways in Southern India and connects Chennai to Tiruchirappalli.
  • Beyond Tiruchirappalli too you could continue the adventure. NH 45B leads away from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai and Tuticorin while NH 210 leads to Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu.

Now all you have to do is pack your bags, book your tickets and be prepared for an epic vacation.


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