Chennai is the 5th highly populated city in India. Due to tremendous growth in Information Technology in the recent times, there are thousands of people relocating to Chennai in search of job opportunities and better Employment. A large number of people flock in from Trichy, another big city known for its colleges and temples. Trichy is situated 316km (according to distance calculator websites) away from Chennai and hence you can find large groups of people travelling every weekend to meet their families. Though train journey is much comfortable, people are now opting for domestic buses to travel. Bus operators in Chennai are a boon to last minute travelers to Trichy.
‘State express transport tamilnadu’ and most of the domestic bus operators have introduced the system of online booking which make it even easier for travelers. The rates depend on the facilities in the bus. Women travelers who travel alone are given separate single seats for safe and secure travel. Children below 3 years are not charged. Half ticket rate is collected for children between 3 and 12 years, but children above 130cms height are charged the standard ticket fare. Food charge is not included in any of the bus operator scheme, but buses stop at good motels.
Buses of different types like Volvo, Luxury, Sleeper buses as well as ‘Non A/C buses’ between Chennai and Trichy are scheduled every day. ‘RedBus’ and ‘Ticketgoose’ are the leading online bus booking provider websites that are gaining popularity. Buses usually start from ‘Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus’ situated in Koyambedu and reach Chathiram Bus Stand in Trichy. The duration of the journey ranges from 8 to 9 hours.