Chennai, situated 58 Kilometers off, is the nearest airport to
Mahabalipuram. Chennai airport has both domestic as well as
international terminuses. Chennai is connected with all the major places
in India through the numerous domestic flights. Nearly all the major
domestic careers in India offer their services to Chennai. International
flights operate from various parts of the world to Chennai.
The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai
(58-km). Chennai being a metropolitan city is well connected by railways
to all the major and minor cities in India. Regular express and super
fast trains are available to and from cities like Delhi, Mumbai,
Kolkata, Agra, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. From Chennai one has
to take road to reach the Mahabalipuram.
Buses are available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and
Chennai to Mahabalipuram daily. The road to Mahabalipuram is good.
Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai. Most of these taxis are
privately operated and will require a lot of dickering before they
settle for a reasonable fare.