Refundable Recommended
NDLS New Delhi
19d 11h 40m train ride
MSB Chennai Beach
Refundable Recommended
NDLS New Delhi
1d 11h 40m train ride
MAS Chennai Central
Instant Recommended
DEL Indira Gandhi Airport, Delhi
2h 45m flight #9W845 with Jet Airways in Economy
MAA Chennai Airport

Delhi to Chennai Schedule

Delhi to Chennai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
IndiGo Economy #6E227402:00 - 04:55₹ 9,225
IndiGo Economy #6E298506:20 - 09:15₹ 9,225
IndiGo Economy #6E285908:25 - 11:20₹ 9,225
Jet Airways Economy #9W84111:00 - 13:45₹ 8,627
IndiGo Economy #6E231516:20 - 19:15₹ 9,225
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 18:40 - 06:20₹ 1,207
IndiGo Economy #6E216220:35 - 23:30₹ 9,225
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 22:30 - 07:10₹ 1,207

Popular Routes in India

How to get from Delhi to Chennai

Travelling between Delhi and Chennai is possible by Flight and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you INR 9,741 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere INR 432.

How long does it take to get from Delhi to Chennai?

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 423 hours to travel between Delhi and Chennai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Delhi and Chennai. Flight will bring you to your destination in 2h 45m. Train does a much slower job and take about 17d 14h 50m to reach Chennai.

How much does it cost to get from Delhi to Chennai?

Travelling between Delhi and Chennai can be as cheap as INR 432 if you opt for a Indian Railways train and as expensive as INR 9,741 if you buy a SpiceJet (SpiceJet) flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Delhi and Chennai ?

  • 30 from Delhi to Chennai starting from 02:00 Indira Gandhi Airport until 21:45 Indira Gandhi Airport
  • 5 from Delhi to Chennai starting from 13:30 New Delhi until 18:00 Hazrat Nizamuddin

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Delhi to Chennai.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Delhi to Chennai, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as INR 8,164.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Delhi and Chennai

Air India (Air India), IndiGo (IndiGo), Jet Airways (Jet Airways), SpiceJet (SpiceJet)


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Delhi to Chennai?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 667 took a train
  • 333 decided to fly