The VIT campus is located on a 370 acre site on the Ranipet – Katpadi Road. It is 2½ hours drive from Chennai by Road and 4 hours from Bangalore. Both the cities are well connected by road, rail and air routes with all parts of the country and also have international airports.
The airport nearest to Vellore is in Chennai. From the airport, you can go to the bus stand at Koyambedu (CMBT) or to the Central Railway Station to take a bus or train to Vellore. Train and bus services to Vellore are frequent, cheap and quite satisfactory. Either journey takes about 2½ hours. If you choose to travel by train, you should buy your ticket to Katpadi Railway Station which is just 3 km away from VIT. Buses from Chennai will bring you right to the centre of the town of Vellore from where you can reach VIT which is about 5 km from the bus stand.
Auto Rickshaws (on share basis) are easily available from Katpadi Junction Railway station and Vellore new bus stand. Government Buses will fly between Chittoor bus stop to VIT. You could also hire exclusive auto rickshaws to reach VIT.
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If you arrived at Chennai by air, you may take a taxi to the Central Railway Station, about 20 km away. The taxi fare ranges from Rs.200 to Rs.250.
All west-bound trains from Chennai go via Katpadi Junction Railway Station to several destinations such as Bangalore, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, etc. Travel time is approximately 2 ½ hours; make sure you buy your ticket to Katpadi which is the railway station that serves Vellore town.
For more details about train schedules from Chennai to Katpadi, please click http://www.southernrailway.org/src_dest_trns.php
After having alighted at Katpadi Junction Railway Station, take an auto rickshaw to VIT campus, a 3 km drive.
If you wish, you may take a taxi directly to VIT, Vellore, from the Chennai airport. It could cost you Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 3,000 depending upon the type of car you hire. The distance is approximately 130 km; travel time is about 2 ½ hours.
Alternatively, you can go from the airport to the bus stand at Koyambedu either by taxi or auto rickshaw. The approximate distance is 15 km.
Several state-owned buses operate from Koyambedu Bus Stand (CMBT), Chennai, to Vellore (new) bus stand from 04:00 am to 10:30 pm. Travel time is approximately 3 hours.
After having arrived at the new bus stand in Vellore, take an auto rickshaw to VIT campus, a 7 km drive.