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 (Bengaluru) to Chennai Covid-19 Travel Guidelines

If you’re planning to book a bus ticket from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai, please take a note of Chennai travel guidelines to avoid any last-minute hassle. The continuous spike of new Covid-19 cases in the state has prompted the Government to issue fresh travel guidelines in order to curb the spread of the virus. In a bid to help the passengers on all the recent travel updates, we have made a comprehensive report of guidelines one needs to check before booking a bus from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai :

  • No restrictions for intrastate travel within Tamil Nadu.
  • No restriction on interstate travel as per latest Guidelines issued by the state government until 15th December.

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, 770 buses are plying from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai. All buses are driven by proficient drivers ensuring safety during journey.

Bangalore to Chennai bus tickets

Bus From Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) Bus

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.

Operators Serving on this Route

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 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.
Can I get a bus ticket from Bangalore to Chennai at an affordable price using the redBus app?
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.
What modes of payment can I use while booking my e-ticket 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
How long does it take for my refund to be processed if I have requested a 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.
Can I book KSRTC Bangalore to Chennai bus through redBus?
Yes, you can book a Bangalore to Chennai KSRTC bus via redBus. Run by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, these bus tickets are much more affordable as compared to the private bus service providers. KSRTC bus tickets can be booked using the redBus app with a lot of ease. The passengers can also show their e-ticket downloaded from the redBus app to the ticket checker of the KSRTC Bangalore to Chennai bus. A KSRTC bus ticket can be booked by taking these steps: a) Log in to your redBus account using the mobile app or the redBus website. b) Fill in the source city like Bangalore and the destination city as Chennai and then pick your journey date. c)You can now select a KSRTC bus and then select the desired seats. You can also check for any offers provided by redBus on KSRTC bookings. b)You can then make a payment towards the booking and book your tickets with ease. Payments can be made using various modes like debit card, credit card, etc on the redBus app.
What is the Bangalore to Chennai bus timing for KSRTC buses?
You can book a KSRTC bus using the redBus app. Mainly, there are 3 buses which take passengers from Bangalore and drop them in Chennai. It takes 6-7 hours for a KSRTC bus to reach Chennai from Bangalore. This period might slightly change due to an increase or decrease in the number of pitstops made by the KSRTC bus on the way. A KSRTC bus leaves Bangalore at 1 pm, 9:55 pm, and 10:15 pm. It travels an approximate distance of 347 km. KSRTC also runs various kinds of buses like the Volvo, KSRTC Flybus, Airavat Club Class, etc. KSRTC owns a large fleet of buses and you can book seats on these buses using the redBus app.


Bangalore (Bengaluru)


    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:

    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 buse s that offer excellent bus service on this route. Please follow the below-mentioned steps for booking bus tickets on redBus:

    • Enter your source and destination details in ‘From’ and ‘To’ sections on the homepage, i.e., Bangalore and Chennai. A list of available buses will be displayed to you.
    • 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.

    About Bangalore (Bengaluru)

    Bangalore (Bengaluru) is located on Deccan highland and belongs to the southeastern state of Karnataka, India. Bangalore (Bengaluru) is considered as the most developed city of Information Technology in India and is one of 10 business locations in the world. There are a lot of modern architectural works, many historical sites and stories of Indian dynasty as well as a cool weather, Bangalore (Bengaluru) is not only a home of scientists and researchers but is also one of the most attractive destinations for foreign tourists in India. You don’t believe in what I am saying but you will know exactly how Bangalore (Bengaluru) steals people’s hearts easily if you have a chance to come to this wonderful city. Bangalore (Bengaluru) is also sometimes referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India". Bangalore (Bengaluru) is famous for the numerous IT Companies.

    About Chennai

    Chennai formely known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and is often referred to as the ‘Gateway of South India’. The city is a major social, economic hub of India and is also one of the oldest metropolitan of India along with Delhi, Calcutta and Mumbai. The city oversees millions of travelers yearly, who throng to the city for business or pleasure. The city holding a rich heritage and culture offers plenty of interesting sightseeing attractions for its tourists, for instance St. Mar’s Church, Kapeeleswarar Temple, Fort St.George, Guindy Natioanl Park, Marina Beaach, Breezy beach and much more.

    Enjoy Safe and Comfortable Journey with Primo Buses!

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    Avail Discounts on Online Bus Bookings in redBus

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    Travel Safety during Covid-19

    Covid-19 Updates on Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai Bus Route

    Travel safe from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai during Covid-19 Pandemic
    • While traveling from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai during Covid-19 Pandemic, passengers have to follow certain guidelines as per the orders of the Government and local authorities. One can find the key highlights of the restrictions to follow from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai route on this page.
    Covid-19 Test and Quarantine Rules
    • If you are wondering if you need to take a Covid-19 test while travelling from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai during Covid-19 Pandemic or looking for quarantine rules, this page will give you updated information on the same, so that you can keep the documents handy while travelling.
    List of Useful Resources
    • Passengers need to visit the official website of the Government and take a note of Covid-19 PCR test validity for traveling on this bus route.
    Key Points to Remember for Interstate Travelers
    • The state government has gradually started easing COVID-related restrictions and curbs that were put in place on Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai bus routes due to the ever-increasing deadly coronavirus cases. If you are traveling interstate, then check out these latest COVID rules and restrictions in place.

    General Covid-19 Guidelines to follow while in Chennai

    Mandatory Mask
    Minimum 1 meter of physical distance
    Sanitizing hands
    Temperature checks at public places