Kanchipuram – Connectivity
Kanchipuram is 69 Kms from Chennai and about 280 Kms from Bangalore. Among many other places to visit in Tamilnadu, Kanchipuram is the one that must not be skipped. Kanchipuram is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Kanchipuram. Instead of Kanchipuram you can a get flight to Chennai Airport on regular basis.
Kanchipuram is most easily accessible by road. The Chennai – Bangalore National Highway, NH 4 passes the outskirts of the city. Daily bus services are provided by the Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation to and from Chennai, Bangalore, Villupuram, Tirupathi, Thiruthani, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Salem, Coimbatore and Pondicherry. There are two major bus routes to Chennai, one connecting via Guindy and the other via Tambaram. Local bus services are provided by The Villupuram division of Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation.
Kanchipuram railway station serves as the principal railway station of the temple city of Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu. The station is a part of the Chennai railway division of the Southern Railway zone, one of the eight zones of the Indian Railways and is coded as CJ for official purposes. The Chengalpet – Arakkonam railway line passes through Kanchipuram and travellers can access services to those destinations. Daily trains are provided to Pondicherry and Tirupati, and there is a weekly express train to Madurai and a bi-weekly express train to Nagercoil. Two passenger trains from both sides of Chengalpattu and Arakkonam pass via Kanchipuram.
The new Kanchipuram Railway Station is located at the heart of the town on the Western banks of the Ponneri Eri. It is in close proximity to the local bus stand. The station is on the Arakkonam-Chengalpattu branch line which is a major route for local and suburban traffic. Kanchipuram railway station is one of the stations in the Chennai Suburban Railway on the Chennai Beach-Tirumalpur route (South-West line).
The nearest domestic as well as international airport is Chennai International Airport, located at a distance of 72 km from the city.