Tiruchirapalli is well connected to Chennai by air, rail and road. There are frequent trains and buses to and from Chennai. If travelling by train or bus, night travel is the best. There is a bus leaving at almost every hour from Chennai to Trichy and vice versa.
If you plan to come to Trichy from any place in all of India, flying is a feasible option. The Tiruchirappalli International Airport is one of the most prominent airports in all of Tamil Nadu. The airport is at a very strategic location and is about 5 km away from the city centre. It is connected by regular flights to Chennai, Bangalore, Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur.
Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport (IXM)
- 125 kms from Trichy
Tentative return flight prices to Madurai Airport (IXM) from major cities in India.
Being a major hub, road travelling is also very convenient. The Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation runs buses between Trichy and nearby places, including Bangalore, Chennai and Mysore. You can also opt for private buses which are more convenient and timely.
Needless to say, Trichy also has its own railway station. The Tiruchi Junction is an important train station even for nearby areas, and regular trains to Mumbai, Mysore, Chennai, Bangalore, etc. are easily available.
The city has an extensive network of transportation facilities. The Local buses and autoricksaws are the most common ways of commuting. In addition to those, taxis are easy to find. Special arrangements can also be made from your hotel, on payment of extra charges. Chatram Bus Stand and Central Bus Stand are the two most important bus stands in the city. They have buses coming over from all over the city and the nearby neighboring places.