Tranquebar does not have any airport. The nearest one is in Chennai. The nearest railway station is at Mayiladuthrai. It is well connected by road.
The nearest airport is in Chennai, located around 270 km from Tranquebar. The airport is well connected by flights to Indian cities including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and international cities too. From the airport taxi services are available.
Nearest Airport: Chennai Airport - 220 kms from Tranquebar
Tentative return flight prices to Chennai from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 8,569 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 3,015 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 3,801 Non-stop|
The best way of getting to Tranquebar is by bus. Bus route 324 runs all the way from CMBT (Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal) in Madras along the coast to Nagapattinam south of Tranquebar. The bus will make stops in Pondicherry, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Tranquebar and Karaikal on the way to Nagapattinam, so it is perfect if you already are in one of these cities. From Madras, the trip will take around 7-8 hours, from Pondicherry around 4 hours, from Karikal around 30 minutes and Nagapattinam around one hour.
The nearest railway station is at Mayiladuthrai, located about 24 km from Tranquebar. Trains from Rameshwaram, Chennai, Varanasi and Coimbatore do halt at the station. From the station, you can hire taxi or board state-run buses.
One can easily move around the town on foot. An alternative would be to rent a cycle.