Vellore is about 140 km from Chennai (previously Madras) and about 220 km from Bengaluru.
Chennai airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 140 km. Bengaluru airport is about 240 km. These airports are well linked with all the major cities of the country and other parts of the world. From these airports, one has to travel by road / rail to reach Vellore.
Vellore is easily accessible by road from Chennai / Bengaluru through the Chennai-Bengaluru highway. Travel time from Chennai is about two and a half hours, while from Bengaluru it takes about four hours to reach Vellore.
Vellore is well connected by trains from Chennai and Bengaluru plying through the Katpadi Junction which is the station serving Vellore. In addition, several trains from Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi pass through Katpadi Junction.
Transport within Vellore
In Vellore, the common modes of local transport are city buses, call taxis and autorickshaws. The Katpadi Railway Station and CSCR campus in Bagayam (symposium venue) are well connected by city buses (Route No. 1 and 2). Call taxis and autorickshaws are also available.
CSCR is in CMC’s Bagayam Campus, approximately 7 km away from the heart of Vellore. The symposium venue is located in this campus which is opposite to the Bagayam Police Station.
Contact numbers of some call taxi services are given below:
- Vellore call taxi: +91 416 4201111; +91 7373422244
- Fast Track call taxi: +91 416 28889999
- Friends Track call taxi: +91 416 233444