Transport in Chidambaram

The local transport of Chidambaram is strong and well maintained. A total of 6km of highways is maintained by the National Highway Department and 5km by the State Highway Department enabling commuting to major areas such as Chennai, Madurai, Rameswaram and Bangalore very convenient. The transport department is coming up with new advancements to provide better and enhanced service to its people and tourists.

Bus Services in Chidambaram

Transport in Chidambaram

Chidambaram is extensively served by its efficient town bus service by providing complete connectivity within the town as well as the suburban areas in the major cities. Apart from public buses, private buses in the form of popular minibus service also serves the people. The town is connected through its bus service to several other towns of Tamil Nadu such as Panruti, Erode, Mettur, Neyveli and major areas of Chennai. The major bus stand of Chidambaram is situated in the heart of this beautiful town and there are more than 45 different bays. Also, the Tamil Nadu Transport Commission runs daily buses to connect Chidambaram to various other cities for the development of town.

According to the new budget, the government is laying special emphasis on the transport service in Chidambaram, specifically on buses transporting to the particularly hilly areas of the town. About 14,000 new buses have been started since 2012 making a huge contribution to urban transport and more buses are now being sanctioned to develop the entire bus transport across the town.

Special Bus Hire Services in Chidambaram

Special bus services can be hired in the town for different occasions like marriages, birthday parties, picnics and other such events. People travelling a short distance can avail limited services, night services and transport to railway station at any time. Here is a list of some special bus service providers that be availed to travel around Chidambaram.

City Travels
G M Vandaiyar Mandapam
Near Mariyappan Theatre
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: +(91)-9443055952

DTK Bus Service
No 5 A, Near Pachaiyappa School
S P Kovil Street
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: +(91)-4144-222668, +(91)-9443373527

Vasantharaj Bus Service
39/40, Vidalkatti Theru
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: +(91)-9842416034

Sangakiri Roadways
Gnanaprakasam Street
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: +(91)-4144-222834, +(91)-9629963888

Auto- Rickshaws in Chidambaram

Autos in Chidambaram are a basic mode of transportation. These are easily available, cheap and can take you anywhere without any delay. If you are looking for a comfortable ride, then autos would be the best choice to reach the destination easily. Autos in Chidambaram usually run by the meter. You can either opt for shared autos to drop or pay a special fare in case you want to travel far. Autos are the most accessible and easy options available to the people of Chidambaram as well the tourists for day to day transport.

Rail Transport in Chidambaram

Railways in Chidambaram


Chidambaram is connected to several places of Tamil Nadu by rail. Several express trains run daily to  Chennai, Tirupathi, Rameswaram, Cuddalore and many other important cities making transport easier for daily travelers and workers. The Chidambaram Railway Station is situated in the rail head from Mayiladuthurai to Villupuram providing affordable transport to its the locals and tourists as well.

However, being a meter gauge rail, it does not connect to many parts of India. In such a scenario, the nearest railway station is Kumbakonam from where you can take trains and buses for further transport. New trains are being launched to encourage rail transport and boost the tourism of the town.

Railway Enquiry and Reservation
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: 139
Official Site: www.indianrail.gov.in
Hours of operation: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Taxis and Cabs in Chidambaram

Taxis and Cabs are considered to be the basic unit of any town or city’s transport utilized by most of the tourist people. Generally, these taxis and cabs help you to reach your destination much faster and comfortably.

Chidambaram offers various taxi and cab services that help both the locals and tourists to commute from one place to another with ease. You can opt for AC taxis, bigger cabs and rental cars according to your convenience. These also offer premium services such as tours and travel guides and special taxis to the places of tourist interest.

J K Cabs service
No 50-D, Near Bus Stop
Puthur Main Road
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: +(91)-9585812355, 9965626557

Sri Raghavendra Taxi Service cum Tours & Travels
No 6, Rayar Avenue
Near Sherwood English School
Muthiya Nagar Annamalai Nagar
Chidambaram- 608001
Phone: +(91)-9443095403

Wings Call Taxi
No 72, S P Kovil Street
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: +(91)-9159199599, 9159199699

Sri Selva Ganabathy Taxi Service cum Travels
No 50, Sengattan Street
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: +(91)-9486161254, 9976227774

Packers and Movers in Chidambaram

There are several transport agencies that help the people to relocate from one place to another. Many businessmen and even people who are coming or moving out of Chidamabarm requires the help of transport agencies to shift their things from one place to another.


Sri Balaji Lorry Service
36, F 1, Opposite Moorthy Café
 North Main Road, Chidambaram- 608001
Phone: +(91)-9344713353, 9486341387

Skn Transporters
No68, Opp Janatha Tyre Company
North Main Road, Chidambaram- 608001
Phone: +(91)-4144-230781, +(91)-9361622207

VRL Logistics Ltd
No 18/19/A, Chinnahagiar Street
Chidambaram – 608001
Phone: +(91)-4144-326893

Jabbar Transport
No 17, Lalpet Near Panchayat Union School
School Street, Chidambaram– 608001
Phone: +(91)-9655028122, 9994624006


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