How to Reach Vellore


  • By Air: The nearest airports to Vellore are based at Bengaluru (210 km) and Chennai (140 km). Private taxi, trains and buses can be taken to the ciy from these places.
  • By Train: Vellore’s main station is 5 kms away at Katpadi. More than half dozen buses run to Bengaluru and Chennai every day. Other trains from tirupati and Coimbatore bring visitors to the town.
  • By Taxi: Private Taxis and shared Taxis run from Tirupati, Bengaluru and Chennai to Vellore.
  • By Bus: The Vellore bus station runs buses to major cities Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.


  • By Bus: City buses run on the Katpadi and Bagayam bus routes and take you to major parts of the city.
  • By Car: You can rent a car and drive around the city. Foreign nationals are advised to avoid this option – Vellore sightseeing is much better without having to handle Indian traffic-nonsenibilities.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are not very common in Vellore but are available in some parts of the city. They are not metered so be ready to bargain a lot.
  • By Rickshaw: Share Rickshaws and private Rickshaws are available in the city. Bargain a lot with the Rickshaw drivers are they are likely to ask a lot more amount than the usual. Still, they’re the quickest way to reach tourist places in Vellore.
  • By Bicycle: It is easy to rent a bicycle in Vellore and is used by a big percent of the population.