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Transportation in Viluppuram

Viluppuram the district headquarters of Villupuram district is well connected to all the cities in Tamil Nadu via all modes of transport. One can reach Villupuram via rail and road comfortably. Villupuram railway station is one of the major junctions in Tamil Nadu.

Vilupuram RoadwaysNational HIghways

Viluppuram is the only town in Tamil Nadu that has the longest connectivity of National Highways. It is the district headquarters for the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC). Villupuram division is one of the four divisions of TNSTC. Apart from the National Highways, many state highways run through Villupuram connecting other towns and districts. The major National Highways that pass through this town are:

NH 45: This is a four lane highway and it connects Chennai from Theni. It passes through Villupuram, Thiruchirapalli, Dindigul and Periyakulam.

NH 45A: This two lane highway connects Villupuram to Nagapattinam through Pondicherry and Cuddalore.

NH 234:
This is a two lane highway. It connects Villupuram to Mangalore through Thiruvannaamalai, Vellore and Gudiyatham.

NH 45C: This highway goes to Thanjavur from Vikravandi passing through Panruti, Neyveli, Kumbakonam. This highway meets NH 45A in Koliyanur. Koliyanur is about 5 Kms distance from Villupuram.

Tamil Nadu State Transport CorporationBuses


TNSTC offers affordable public transportation to the people covering most sub-parts of Tamil Nadu. It mainly operates its buses covering large distances from its divisions of
  • Chennai
  • Madurai
  • Coimbatore
  • Villupuram
  • Kumbakonam
  • Tirunelveli
  • Salem
The Villupuram division of TNSTC covers the regions of
  • Villupuram
  • Cuddalore
  • Thiruvallur
  • Kancheepuram
  • Vellore
  • Thiruvannamalai

Types of Buses Operated in Viluppuram


On the intra city routes, TNSTC operates town buses and low floor buses. On the inter town routes, Moffusil buses are operated because they are stable and can sustain heavy traffic routes. Deluxe buses and Video coaches are operated between all the major towns.  TNSTC operates Ultra deluxe buses with non AC coaches and recliner seats between Major cities and commercial centers. And on city routes, TNSTC operates AC Volvo buses.

Railways in Viluppuram

Transportation in Viluppuram

Villupuram railway station is a popular junction in Tamil Nadu. It plays an important role as the rail traffic distribution point for the trains coming from Chennai going towards southern part of the state. It is rated as an A Grade station in the state and is also one of the top 5 station.

The railway station is well built across 20 acres of land with seven platforms. Each platform is around 44 meters long. All the platforms are well connected with two over bridges. Villupuram station handles heavy passenger traffic and also freights. To handle the heavy flow of traffic, the station is undergoing infrastructure up gradation.

Electrified Broad Gauge line runs towards Chennai Egmore and another line of Electrified Meter Gauge runs towards Tambaram via Tindivanam. At present this lane is being converted to Unigauge.
Electrified Broad Gauge also known as Chord line goes towards Tiruchirapalli Junction via Ariyalur and Vrinddachalam Junction.

Non Electrified Broad Gauge line runs between Tiruchirapalli Junction and Thanjavur via Cuddalore Port Junction, Mayiladuthurai Junction and Kumbakonam. Under Electrification Broad Gauge runs from Katpadi Junction to Vellore Cantonment via Tiruvannamalai. Another line of Electrified Broad Gauge goes to Pondicherry.

Airport in Viluppuram

Villupuram does not have any airports. But one can reach Villupuram via air by flying to the nearest airports. Pondicherry is the nearest airport and the next nearest airport is Chennai. Distance from airports:

Pondicherry Airport (PNY): 40 Kms
Chennai Airport (MAA): 137 Kms
Thiruchirapalli Airport (TRZ): 160 Kms

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