Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai Bus

Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration: 6 hours 22 mins
Buses depart from: Bangalore (Bengaluru)
Bus arrives in: Chennai
Distance: 347 km
Earliest Bus: 00:05
Last Bus: 23:59
Daily Bus Services: 957
Bus Companies: National Travels, TNSTC, KBS Travels

Bangalore to Chennai Bus | Important Things to Note

Some points one should know before booking a Bangalore to Chennai bus ticket on redBus are as follows:

  • The road distance between Bangalore and Chennai is approximately 343 Km. With a Bangalore to Chennai bus, you can cover this distance in 5-6 hours.
  • Bangalore to Chennai bus ticket price on redBus is subject to change. It is why one should check the current Bangalore to Chennai bus fare on redBus. With days or availability, the fare of Chennai buses can change. One can also compare the fare of different Bangalore to Chennai buses on redBus before online booking. Bangalore to Chennai bus tickets on redBus starts from INR 428 and can go up to INR 1100.
  • More than 50 coaches depart daily at frequent intervals from Bangalore to Chennai. Be it a Bangalore to Chennai sleeper bus or seater bus; one can find it all on redBus. Since there are a greater number of daily departures on this route, passengers can also make sudden travel plans. The first bus from Bangalore to Chennai departs at 12:15 AM, while the last bus departs at 11:55 PM.
  • Due to many bus companies serving the Bangalore – Chennai route, there are a greater number of daily departures. One can compare the services of different operators on redBus before booking a Chennai bus ticket. Also, you can refer to the operator reviews on redBus before booking a Chennai bus ticket. Around 27 bus companies service the Bangalore – Chennai route. Some popular operators that offer bus services from Bangalore to Chennai are Bharathi Travels, IntrCity SmartBus, National Travels, RKK Travels, VHB Travels, and Sharma Transports, and Orange Tours and Travels.
  • You will have a comfortable travel experience while covering the Bangalore to Chennai bus distance. On every Bangalore to Chennai bus, one can find several amenities to make the journey comfortable. You can view the set of amenities offered by any Chennai bus on redBus. Usually, the cost of amenities is pre-included in the Bangalore to Chennai bus ticket price. Some common amenities offered on Bangalore – Chennai buses are WIFI, bus tracking facility, reading light, charging point, emergency exit system, ergonomic seat, and toilet.
  • One can also have a gastronomic experience during their bus journey from Bangalore to Chennai. There are many eateries and food joints along the way from Bangalore to Chennai. Your Bangalore to Chennai bus will also stop at some point during the journey for a little food break. Some dishes to try during a bus journey from Bangalore to Chennai are rava idli, ragi mudde, bisi bele bath, chicken 65, dosa, and kothu parotta.
  • There are many tourist attractions between Bangalore and Chennai. With a bus journey from Bangalore to Chennai, you have a chance to catch a glimpse of several attractions. Some popular attractions along the way from Bangalore to Chennai are Kailasanathar Temple, Sriperumdur, Vellore Fort, and Ambur.
  • While booking a Bangalore to Chennai bus ticket, look for the Primo tag. Primo buses from Bangalore to Chennai will ensure commuter safety.

Cancellation & Rescheduling of Bangalore to Chennai Bus Tickets

Passengers are allowed to cancel their Bangalore – Chennai bus bookings due to unavoidable circumstances. However, you will have to pay the cancellation fee for doing so on redBus. The respective Bangalore – Chennai operators decide to cancel. redBus will display the booking policies of each operator while bus booking online. 

You will charge a portion of your bus ticket amount as a cancellation fee depending upon the time of cancellation. Bangalore to Chennai bus operators also allow passengers to reschedule their bus tickets. However, you can reschedule Bangalore – Chennai booking only once on redBus.

Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai Bus Timings & Fare

Bus OperatorFirst BusLast BusDuration
National Travels
KBS Travels
Universal bus (ubs)
Asian Xpress

How to Book a Bangalore to Chennai Bus on redBus?

To book a Bangalore to Chennai bus ticket, you will need to download the redBus mobile application or visit the redBus website. There are a large number of bus operators like YBM Travels , Chartered Bus , IntrCity SmartBus , Jabbar Travels, National Travels, and TNSTC buses that offer excellent bus service on this route. Please follow the below-mentioned steps for booking a bus from Bangalore to Chennai on redBus:

  • Choose a suitable bus from Bangalore to Chennai from the the list of available buses.
  • Select a bus and preferred seat from the seat layout.
  • Enter the passengers’ details and contact information on the next page after selecting your boarding and drop-off points.
  • Make the online payment to confirm your bus ticket booking. You will receive your e-ticket/M-ticket shortly via SMS/email.
  • You can also opt for ride insurance or apply a coupon code (if any) to get a discount on redBus.

You can also filter buses from the list of available buses based on your preferred operator. One can see the amenities offered, travel duration, etc., of each bus on redBus while booking bus tickets. redBus provides more than 40 buses every day by 20+ operators on this route.

Many people prefer touring Chennai from Bangalore by bus. Chennai has various tourist attractions like Marina Beach, Ashtalaxmi Temple, Guindy National Park, Mylapore, etc. Don’t forget to look for the Safety+ sign during your Bangalore to Chennai bus booking process. Safety+ buses on redBus follow numerous safety guidelines against the Covid-19.

Bangalore to Chennai Bus Distance and Fare

The road distance between Bangalore and Chennai is around 341 KM. The fastest bus from Bangalore to Chennai has a travel duration of only five hours. The maximum time taken by a bus to cover this route is 7 hours and 15 minutes.

The Bangalore to Chennai bus fare on redBus starts from INR 380 and can go up to INR 750. The bus fare generally depends on the bus type and amenities. You can also contact the redBus customer support executive (24*7) if you face any issues while booking Bangalore to Chennai bus tickets.

Useful Information on Bus from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai

The journey from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai is very smoothly covered by a bus in 6 hours 28 minutes. The time to travel is dependent on India’s traffic, roads and climatic conditions.There are operators running their buses between Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai bringing necessary travel convenience for several people in India. Usually, 774 buses are plying from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai. All buses are driven by proficient drivers ensuring safety during journey.

Bangalore to Chennai bus tickets

Things to Know About Bangalore

Bangalore is a populous metropolis in Karnataka known for its beautiful lakes and saree shops. Located in the centre of the Mysore Plateau, Bangalore has an elevation of around 900 m. It is one of those Indian cities that possess the highest elevation. The third-most populous city of India, Bangalore has abundant transportation services. Most residents here rely on Bangalore buses for local transportation. You can also find government buses from Bangalore to Chennai, Ernakulam, Hyderabad, and many other cities. More than sixty Bangalore to Chennai buses operate every day. Bangalore , also referred to as Bengaluru, is a well-developed metropolis. The city has a dedicated airport, train station(s), and many transit points for buses.

Bangalore is also known for its Namma Metro, which is a rapid transit system for local transportation. Before you look for Bangalore to Chennai buses, explore the Silicon Valley of India. Due to its amazing geography, Bangalore is home to many natural attractions. There are many lakes and parks in Bangalore for tourists. There are so many parks and gardens in Bangalore that it is nicknamed ‘The Garden City of India’. Bangalore boasts a rich history and is home to many historical sites. Bangalore is well-known across India for its art, literature, music, and dance culture. If you are done exploring Bangalore, you can visit Chennai, which is another majestic South Indian city. If you want to tour Chennai, you can check the Bangalore to Chennai bus ticket price on redBus.

Useful Links

Bangalore Bus Guide

Karnataka Travel Guidelines

Things to Know About Chennai

Many people rely on Bangalore to Chennai buses to explore the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Bangalore is 343 km away from Chennai and, Bangalore to Chennai bus time is around six hours. Bangalore to Chennai bus fare can range between INR 400 to INR 1300 depending upon the bus type. People travel to Chennai from Bangalore for tourism, occupation, or other reasons. Chennai is a hub in South India for education, economy, and culture. Not only in India, but Chennai is also a global tourist destination. Many times, Chennai has been mentioned among the top 50 most-visited cities in the world. From Cholas to Pallavas, Chennai has seen many historical reigns which can be best explored by Chennai buses .

The land of Chennai have been inhabited since the first century CE, according to ancient poems. You can explore the rich history of Chennai by taking a tour around the city. Chennai has a perfect mixture of pilgrimage spots, historical sites, and natural attractions. Many people also come to Chennai for medical purposes, and it is also called ‘The Health Capital of India’. Many people from Bangalore travel to Chennai for occupational reasons. Chennai is a hub for the banking/finance, automobile, IT, healthcare, and manufacturing industry. If you are planning a trip to Chennai, you can book a Bangalore to Chennai bus ticket with redBus in simple steps.

Places to Visit in Chennai

Some of the must-visit attractions in Chennai are listed below:

• Marina Beach

• Government Museum

• MGR Film City

• Arignar Anna Zoological Park

• Kolli Hills

• Elliot’s Beach

• VGP Golden Beach

• Vivekananda House

• Dakshinachitra Museum

Useful Links

Chennai Bus Guide

Tamil Nadu Travel Guidelines

Book a Return Bus from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru)

If this isn’t a one-way journey, you can book your return tickets from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) with ease. With a plethora of operators servicing this route, choose a bus that best meets your needs and requirements. You can even use the filter option to arrange the bus operators according to your preferred choice such as duration of travel, fare, seats available, etc. So, what are you waiting for? Book your bus tickets with redBus.

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Operators Running Buses from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai

A number of prominent operators ply buses from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai ensuring punctuality and safety for its passengers. Major operators offering various kinds of bus services are:

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How many buses are running from Bangalore to Chennai currently?
There are over 100 buses available to book on Bangalore to Chennai bus route. The buses can be booked online using redBus app or website within a few steps.
How can I purchase a bus ticket from Bangalore to Chennai?
You can purchase a bus ticket from Bangalore to Chennai using redBus app which can be download for free from the app store. The redBus app offers you various bus options to choose from based on your preferences.
How to book cheap bus tickets from Bangalore to Chennai?
redBus offers you with various service providers. Different service providers charge a different rate for their tickets. redBus aggregates these offerings into a single platform so that you can make an informed choice after keeping various factors in mind like your budget, time preference, etc. Also, the Bangalore to Chennai bus fare depends on the distance between your source city to the destination city. Also, redBus comes up with a lot of promotional offers, coupons and discount offers which further reduces the price for the people willing to book tickets from the redBus app. Hence, it gets affordable for everyone who is planning to avail a bus from Bangalore to Chennai. These offers are also applicable on buses from Chennai to Bangalore. Moreover, affordability also depends on the facilities you choose, e.g. The ticket price of a non-AC bus is comparatively less than that of the AC bus.
How can I cancel my redBus Bangalore to Chennai Volvo ticket?
The redBus app provides you with easy cancellations of your bus ticket booking. To make a cancellation, you will have to use the cancellation feature present in the redBus App. To cancel your ticket, visit the Cancellation page – enter your booking details to proceed for cancellation. Check the refund terms before cancellation. These terms are also shown at the time of booking, while you are selecting a particular bus. Read the terms and conditions carefully before getting your refunds processed. A processing fee would be deducted from the total amount of the ticket. This minimal charge is deducted as it is paid out to payment portals or is charged as a part of the internet handling fees. These terms are also available on the ticket copy which you take a printout of.
How can I pay for my bus from Bangalore to Chennai using the redBus app?
The redBus app is a user-interactive platform. It provides you with various payment options while you make payment for your bus tickets. You can make a payment using various modes of payments. redBus accepts payments via Internet banking, Credit Cards and Debit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Maestro Cards), UPI, Online Wallets, Prepaid Cards and also Cash Cards. These multiple options make your booking experience smooth. Also, this eliminates the need of going to a ticket counter and buying a ticket after paying the amount in cash
When can I get refund on the cancellation of my Bangalore to Chennai Bus Tickets?
redBus aims at making your ticketing experience smooth and Hassle-free. Generally, all refunds are processed within 48 hours after cancellation and are also received instantly in most cases. The refund gets processed and is then transferred/refunded back to the passenger's source account- credit/debit card/Bank account. This transfer is made by the payment gateway within 24 hours of any such cancellations. It takes around 3-10 business days for the amount to reflect as a credit in your account depending on the customer’s bank.

Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai Bus Types

Various types of buses serving passengers from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai ensuring safety and comfort. A few bus services are:

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