This city is well connected by road and rail but does not have an airport. Being a major temple town, there are daily buses to surrounding cities like Bangalore, Madurai, Salem, Chennai and Erode. Taxis and cars for hire are less common for intercity travel. Trains connecting this city to all the central stations nearby are also frequent, and the train station is just one kilometre away from the Nataraja temple.
Chidambram does not have an airport but is well connected to the cities of Chennai and Bangalore both of which have international airports. Puducherry is the nearest domestic airport located at a distance of 65 kilometres. You can easily hire a cab from each of the airports or catch a bus for Chidambaram from the respective destinations.
Nearest Airport: Chennai Airport
- 184 kms from Chidambram
Tentative return flight prices to Chennai Airport from major cities in India.
Road transport is the most convenient and popular way to commute to this city and Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore and Puducherry are all well connected to this city by road. National Highway 45 A passes through this town and is the main connecting road. There are daily buses run by the Tamil Nadu state government to almost all nearby cities including the major ones like Chennai, Bangalore and Mysore. Private buses are also very frequent and are used for intercity and intra-city transport.
The railway station of Chidambram is located in the heart of the city and is fairly well connected to other cities of Southern India. There are daily express trains to and from Chennai, Rameswaram, Tirupathi, Cuddalore and Manamadurai as well as intercity passenger trains to Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Nagore and Bangalore.
Intercity commuting is fairly easy. You could hire a taxi or an auto rickshaw for the entire day or you could hire bicycles. There are local buses available which can take form one part of the city to another.