Just 4 km off the city, Chennai Central Railway Station is a major railhead of Southern Railways
. It is well connected with all the major towns and cities in India. Navjivan Express
, Ganga Kaveri Express,
, Chennai-Mysore Express are some of the express trains that starts from Chennai central. Featuring a huge conical tower, the station offers daily service to Thiruvananthapuram
There is a Tourist Information Center in the railway station. Medical care is offered in case of exigency. Tour operators and travel agents are there to proffer required guidance and services. To reduce the waiting time at the reservation counter, Touch Screen Information System is implemented. Indrail pass tickets are available. Hotels in the vicinity provide accommodations and services of finest quality.
At a short distance from the station is the Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation (TNSRTC) bus station, which offers excellent travel service. Long bus route services are extensively available. Central Mofussil Bus Terminus at Koyambedu connects Chennai with most of the cities and towns inside and outside Tamil Nadu. The airports closest to the railway station are Kamraj National Airport (handles the domestic flights) and Chennai International Airport (20 km from the heart of the city).