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How To Reach Nellore
As we continue to reveal the top places to visit in Andhra Pradesh, it's time for us to introduce you to Nellore. The fourth-largest Andhra city is situated very close to the Bay of Bengal and therefore, it won't be wrong to call Nellore as a coastal city, and one of the finest coastal cities in India. Beautiful dams, amazing bird sanctuaries, beaches, temples, shrines, colorful markets, natural beauty, and much more, Nellore is one of the cities that you would love to explore. Planning to visit Nellore, but unsure of how to get here? We got you covered. To reach Nellore, trains are the best options and flights, on the other hand, flights can be expensive but will help you get here in no time.
The closest railway station to Nellore is situated right in the city center. Nellore Railway Station is the primary railway station of the city and is managed by the Vijayawada South Coast Railway Division of Indian Railways. The station has 4 platforms and over 220 trains have their stoppages with 5 trains originating and getting terminated here. The station has direct and decent connectivity with Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and many other cities. With Mumbai, however, you will have to take a connecting train either from Chennai or from Vijayawada. So check online and book your tickets.
After trains, roads offer a convenient way to travel to Nellore from almost anywhere in India. Just like the rail network, the road network in India is extremely wide and help you connect with any other parts of India with Nellore via different national highways. You can easily book AC, non-Ac, Deluxe, Sleeper, and Semi-sleeper private and state-managed buses. They run between Nellore Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata with comfortable rides owing to the smooth and well-maintained roads. People also prefer self-driving to Nellore from places like Chennai. So you can choose the options that suit you well.
Nellore doesn't have its own dedicated airport. So you will have to fly to the nearest airport. From your city (if it has an airport) you can fly till Tirupati Airport which is 130 km away from Nellore. However, due to the low frequency of flights from Tirupati Airport, it is better to reach the next nearest airport which is in Chennai. It's an international airport and therefore has excellent connectivity with all major cities in and outside of India. Chennai International Airport is 200 km away from Nellore. Once you get down here, hire a private cab or a bus and reach your destination hotel in the city. Check online for airfare and availability of flights. Happy flying!
Nellore belongs to the category of one of the most developed cities in Andhra Pradesh. So the local transport is pretty advanced and it's easier to travel to your places of interest from your hotel. You can make use of local buses managed by the municipal corporation. However, it is suggested to avoid using buses during peak office hours as it is obvious that you will find buses very crowded. Another option is to avail of the local auto-rickshaw service. They are available almost 24*7. But fix the price before you get into one of those. Tourists generally prefer booking a private cab for a day or two and enjoy visiting all places of interest without worrying about transportation. Again, it is suggested to bargain to strike a good deal as they generally demand more. So choose your options wisely.