Chidambaram is well connected with the major cities of Tamilnadu. You can avail of all the modes of transportation be it by air, rail or road to access the region, however reaching to the ground zero you should be prepared for some break journeys and that can itself be equally fulfilling and worth cherishing.
Chidambaram has the nearest airports in Tiruchirapalli (195 km) and
Chennai (245 km). From Tiruchirapalli, you can board Indian Airlines
flights to Chennai (Madras), which is connected to all the major cities
in India and abroad.
Chidambaram lies on the Madras-Tiruchirapalli main line of the Southern
Railway. It is connected with Tiruchirapalli, Madras, Madurai (335 km),
Rameshwaram (575 km), Bangalore (340 km), and Tirupati (290 km).
You can go for bus services, which are frequently available to various
places in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Pondicherry states
from Chidambaram. There are non-stop bus services and express bus
services to major cities like Chennai.
Taxis and auto rickshaws are available without meter for local
transportation. Buses and cycle rickshaws are also available here. A
ride on bullock carts is a specialty.