The public transport system in Tamil Nadu consists of State government buses, private buses, taxis and auto rickshaws. There are around 200 railway stations and over 100 train services connecting the state to almost all major cities of India.
Tamil Nadu has one of the largest networks of roads in India. A number
of national Highways pass through the state. They link the state with
other parts of the country. Besides the national highways, there are
State highways and local roads that connect different parts of the
state. The length of road network in Tamil Nadu is about 1.70 Lakh km.
Almost all types of Luxury, Semi-luxury buses and tourist taxis are
easily available for hire. Taxes of other States, toll tax, parking
fees, Airport entry fee, ferry Charges etc is charged extra.
Tourist taxis are also available throughout Tamil Nadu. The tourist
taxis can be hired for intra as well as inter state transportation.
There are options of hiring self-driven or Chauffeur driven car.
For local city/town transportation auto rickshaws are easily available
in almost all major towns and cities.
Local Bus Services
Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation and Private Operators operate
local bus services at regular intervals, connecting most places in
Tamil Nadu has a well-developed network of about 6,693 km and there are
690 railway stations in the state. The main Rail junctions in the State
are Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli and Coimbatore.
Tamil Nadu is well connected with other parts of India and the world by
air network. Airports are located at Chennai, Madurai and
Since Tamil Nadu has a long coast, the shore is lined with numerous
minor and major ports. Some of the Seaports in Tamil Nadu are Chennai,
Tuticorin, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.