Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology (PRIST)
Manamai – Nallur,
East Coast Road,
Chennai – 603 102,
Route from Chennai:
Distance between Chennai and Mahabalipuram is about 56 kms and time taken to cover the distance is around 2 hours. The best route from Chennai to Mahabalipuram goes via Adyar, Palavakkam, Kovalam, Nemmeli and Pattipulam to Mahabalipuram. And the distance between Mahabalipuram and PRIST is about 8 kms.
The most economical way would be by MTC busses. But there is no direct bus from airport to Mahabalipuram. You can come out of the airport and take a bus to Guindy Railway station. Bus numbers are 500, O1B, 114 (AC Volvo) and you can also find number of ordinary busses like 52, 69, 500, 114, etc. After reaching Guindy railway station bus stop, you will get an AC Volvo bus 568c whose frequency is 16min once. After reaching Mahabalipuram entrance stop, there are share auto / van services to reach PRIMS and the distance is about 8 kms.
There are many Prepaid taxis and other cab options available from Chennai Airport to Mahabalipuram. And the distance between Mahabalipuram and PRIST is about 8 kms.
After Reaching “Chennai International Airport (MAA)” There are many Prepaid taxis and other cab options available from Chennai Airport to Mahabalipuram via East Coast Road (ECR) and the distance between Mahabalipuram and PRIST is about 8 kms.
Nearest train station to Mahabalipuram is Chengalpattu Junction. It connects Chennai and various parts of Tamil Nadu by express and mail trains. On arrival at the station, one can hire a cab to travel a distance of around 37 km to reach PRIST (Manamai – Nallur).