Tiruchy or Tiruchirappalli is well connected to Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, by bus, train as well as by air services. There are frequent buses and trains from Chennai. It is best to travel by train or by bus in the night.
The highest number of buses leaving Chennai are towards Trichy and vice – versa. There is a bus leaving every hour in each direction.You can either take the state government run buses (State Express Transport Corporation or Tamil Nadu State Transport Corp.) or private buses.
The private buses run by the following operators are very convenient, timely and comfortable:
- KPN Travels
- Parveen Travels
- SRM Travels
- Narmada Travels
Other alternative travel services are at Redbus.
All these travel operators have Internet bookings so you can plan your trip in advance. The airport is located around 5 kms towards Pudukottai at Chembattu.
Since 2008, Tiruchirappalli has become a convenient low-cost entry point to India from South-East Asia (or vice – versa), as AirAsia started to fly here from Kuala Lumpur. Tickets booked in advance cost around Rs 3,000 (US$60, for a 4 hr flight), but can be well below Rs 2,000 during frequent sales. This is a good option when you fly from Thailand to South India. Singapore based LCC (Low Cost Carrier), Tiger Airways provides a service from Singapore 4 times a week. Air India Express, LCC subsidiary of Indian Airlines flies to and fro daily from Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and twice a week from Abu Dhabi. Air India Express also operates a daily domestic service to Chennai and a weekly service to Mumbai. Sri Lankan Airlines is connected with rest of the world through Colombo as a transit point. Kingfisher Airlines operates twice daily to Chennai.
Triuchy Railway Station is well connected to all cities and most of the major towns in India. It is one of the busiest railway station in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the major junctions which has trains to Trivandrum, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kochi, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.
Major national highways pass through Tiruchirappalli leading to a well-connected road network to the rest of India.
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