Thiruvannamalai the world renowned abode of Lord Shiva is ideally located with ample access options by air, train and road. The nearest access via air travel to Thiruvannamalai can be through Chennai. Chennai is the nearest airport and it lies around 185 kilometres away by road. People coming from top metros in India namely Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Bangalore and Hyderabad can take the air travel via Chennai.
By road from Chennai the travel time is around 3.5 hours. The travel by car or by public transport is quite comfortable. The fare by taxi may cost around Rs 2500 Bus services are available in plenty from Chennai, Tirupathi, Salem, Madurai and from other important cities in Tamil Nadu. People can also avail the train service and Thriuvannamalai is located on the railway route in between Katpadi and Villupuram.. From Bangalore there are plenty of bus services to Thiruvannamalai operated by government corporations. The journey is also very pleasant by road during night travel. Thiruvannamalai can also reached from Kanchipuram very conveniently by road by traveling due south. From here it is mere hundred kilometers by road. The bus station and the railway station at Tiruvannamalai are within walking distance from the temple of Lord Shiva.