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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mumbai to Chennai in a Volvo : Possible

There are three ways to get to Chennai from Mumbai (via Public transport). First option is flying but a one way ticket usually costs around more than Rs 4200 if booked around 3-4 days in advance. Second option are the trains, but u have to book well in advance. A 3-tier journey is for Rs 1050-1100 and takes around 23 to 29 hours,depending on which train u get.

However, if a plan comes up to go from Mumbai to Chennai urgently, here is the best way to reach using Volvo buses.

You can try taking the 3pm KSRTC Volvo that starts from Mumbai Central. This bus takes more passengers from Pune and is out by 7:30pm, reaching Bangalore the next day by around 9:30am at the Majestic stand. At the same bus stand, there are rest rooms with loos available on hourly basis where u can rest for an hour, before taking the 11:15am KSRTC Volvo to Chennai, which reaches there before 7pm.

This way, the total journey takes around 28 hours and costs around Rs 1600. Not bad considering the next best option is flying : Rs 4200 - 4500!

Same way, u can even go back from Chennai to Mumbai :)

ALSO SEE:
1. KSRTC VOLVO'S PUNE - BANGALORE EXPERIENCE
2. THE MSRTC VOLVO CAUGHT DOING 118KM/H

2 comments:

ss said...

This will be the last option for me.
Travelling in a bus ...and then alighting at the bus station and taking another bus...it will be very tiring for sure .Train is anytime better than the bus on this route.
Given a choice ,I would rather drive all the way :P

Anonymous said...

Private volvos are available between mumbai and chennai which takes 24 hours and costs 1550.