At a distance of 157 km from the city of Thiruvannamalai lies the closest rail head. The Chennai railway station is connected to other Indian cities with the help of frequent rail service. Tambaram Chennai Beach Ladies Special, Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express and Salem Chennai Express are some of the trains which help the tourists with their journey. During the festival season, tickets are required to be booked in advance as the trains always run full. From the station, vacationers can travel to Thiruvannamalai with the help of private cabs or local buses.
Air travel helps the tourists to save upon their travelling time which can be later on used to explore the city. Chennai international airport is the closest airport which helps the domestic as well as international tourists to travel to the city. Different service providers, such as Air India, Go India, Jet Connect and SpiceJet, help in connecting the airport with all the major Indian cities. From the airport tourists can avail taxi services in order to reach the beautiful town of Thiruvannamalai.
Buses are an important mode of transportation, as the town of Thiruvannamalai has good connectivity with other cities through a wide spread network of motorable roads. The Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation (TNRTC) buses help the tourists to travel in a convenient manner. Regular bus services are available from different cities, such as Chennai, Tirupati and Madurai. Tourists can choose from Volvo, deluxe and luxury buses or they also have the option of travelling through state run buses.