Situated towards east of Kanchipuram, a town renowned for temples and silks, Kanchipuram Railway Station is an important station in Tamil Nadu. It is linked with the western parts of Tamil Nadu by broad gauge services. There are frequent train services to Arakkonam and Chengalpattu. Computerized reservations.
Nearby attraction is Vishnu Kanchipuram, about 3 km south-east of the station. For local transportation, one can hire private cabs. The bus station is in the heart of the town on Kamaraj Street.