Nellore is well connected to the rest of India by both railways and roadways. Regular rail and bus services of all ranges and types ply to and fro the city of Nellore; buses being operated both by private and government owners. There is no direct flight connectivity, however, as of now, to Nellore. The nearest airport that connects Nellore to the rest of India is the famous Tirupati Airport.
Choosing to travel by air is a good decision in terms of saving time and having a comfortable journey. The nearest airport to the city is the Tirupati Airport, which is about 103 kilometres south-west but its connectivity to Tirupati airport is limited to Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam and other cities in AP. In such case, Chennai Airport is the next best alternative (177 km) especially for tourists flying from other parts of the country. From Chennai Airport, you can avail a Taxi to reach Nellore. There is an availability of both Prepaid and Private Taxis. It takes about 3 hours in a taxi; hence it's advisable to choose an A/C cab during summers. Prepaid taxis may charge you 2,500/- from Chennai to Nellore.
Nearest Airport: Tirupati Airport (TIR) - 100 kms from Nellore
Tentative return flight prices to Tirupati from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 8,324 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 9,488|
|Bengaluru||₹ 4,847 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 4,521 Non-stop|
If you want to choose to travel by bus, then there are many buses connecting Nellore from Chennai and Hyderabad. The 2 main bus stations available are PSR Bus Station (more as Atmakur bus stand) and RTC Bus Stand. There are many private luxury bus services available to connect Hyderabad and Chennai from the Railway station area. Buses of Tamil Nadu state road transport corporations start from Madras bus stand very close to the RTC bus stand and they operate mainly to Chennai. By car, it is a 3-hour drive from Chennai. It is well connected by road with NH5 from Chennai to Kolkata, a part of the Golden Quadrilateral expressway project.
For all those who enjoy train journeys, Nellore has good train services from cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and other places in Andhra Pradesh. From Chennai, it takes around 3 hours and 10 hours from Hyderabad.
Nellore has a good connectivity of bus services by the APSRTC for intra and intercity, both being good for travel purposes. Intra city buses function in many major cities of Andhra Pradesh which will help you explore the all around the place. You may also hire a taxi if convenience and fast travelling is your main aim.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Hyderabad to Nellore||455 km||7 hours 29 mins||View Details|
|Chennai to Nellore||177 km||3 hours 6 mins||View Details|
|Bangalore to Nellore||384 km||7 hours 1 min||View Details|
|Pune to Nellore||1,042 km||17 hours 0 mins||View Details|
|Mumbai to Nellore||1,189 km||19 hours 33 mins||View Details|