KCBT Chennai – Kilambakkam Travel Advisory

Kalaignar Centenary Bus Terminus, (KCBT) Kilambakkam

Top view of Kalaignar Centenary Bus Terminus, Kilambakkam

Full form of KCBT is Kalaignar Centenary Bus Terminus, which is located in Kilambakkam, Chennai.

Common amenities for easy travel

  • Restrooms
  • Helpdesk
  • 2,769 parking bays for 2 wheelers
  • 324 parking bays for cars
  • Restaurants
  • Retail stores
  • Charging points
  • Drinking water facility from centralised RO plant
  • IBMS + CCTV surveillance
  • Luggage trolleys

Special amenities exclusive at KCBT

  • Restrooms for differently abled & Transgenders
  • Batter Operated Vehicles (BOV)
  • Police Station in the Terminal
  • Dormitories that can accommodate 40 Ladies, 100 Gents and 340 Bus Staff
  • Free Consultation clinic
  • Escalator & Lift facility
  • Breast feeding room.
  • Pharmacy
  • Park

UPDATE: 2 Jan 2023

  • Fare reduction from ₹20 to ₹35 on buses going to southern districts from the new bus terminus at Kilambakkam, Chennai.
  • As the new terminal from Koyambedu to Kilambakkam is 32 km away, the fare has been reduced accordingly.

Govt express buses from Coimbatore to Trichy charge a maximum of ₹460, while the maximum fare for the same bus from Kilambakkam is set at ₹430.

Also Read: KCBT Kilambakkam Platform and Bay Guide

Bus Operations Transition to Kilambakkam

The bus operations will shift from the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus at Koyambedu to the New Kalaignar Centenary Bus Terminus at Kilambakkam for the south bound buses of SETC, TNSTC, PRTC, and Private Operators (Omni).

The operations of SETC and privately owned omni buses will begin with immediate effect, while the TNSTC and PRTC will subsequently follow and will be informed later.

To facilitate passenger movement during peak hours from various stops within Chennai to the Terminus and vice-versa, shuttle services will be operated at regular intervals by MTC as per the tables. Buses at varied frequencies will be operated on other routes at adequate intervals.

Also Read: KCBT Bus Timings and Routes

Average Bus Intervals Major Routes

MTC Chennai is now introducing shuttle services at regular intervals to enhance passenger convenience between various stops within Chennai & the newly opened Kalaingar Centenary Bus Terminus, Kilambakkam. Please check the provided chart for schedule details.

Routes70V, 70C, 104CCT55V, M1818ACT
4 A.M – 10 A.M5 Min.3 Min.3 Min.
10 A.M – 4 P.M15 Min.5 Min.10 Min.
4 P.M – 10 P.M5 Min.2 Min.3 Min.
10 P.M – 4 A.M15 Min.8 Min.15 Min.

Average Bus Intervals for other Routes

RoutesOrigin/DestinationAverage Intervals (Bus Headway)
18A, 21GBroadway10 Min.
91, 95, 91K, 95KThiruvanmiyur8 Min.
51A, 51AX, V51XThiagaraya Nagar10 Min.
66PPoonamallee10 Min.
166XIyyappanthangal8 Min.

Buses at varied frequencies will be operated to other origin/destinations along the following routes.

Velachery (51X, 91R), Adyar (99A, 99x), Sholinganallur (95XCT), Thiruporur (515T), Wallajabad (579K), Sriperambudur (583K), Kundrathur (66KCT), Thiruverkadu (207), Avadi (104A, 202X), M.M.B.T (104M), Madhavaram (104F), Perambur (104P), Redhills (104k), M.K.B Nagar (104G), T.V.K Nagar (104H), and Korukupet (B18X)

Average Bus Intervals – Night Routes

RoutesOrigin/DestinationAverage Intervals (Bus Headway)
70C, 70VM.G.R Koyambedu15 Min.
91, 95, 91K, 95KTambaram8 Min.
51X,91RThiruvanmiyur15 Min.
515TPoonamallee15 Min.
583KGuduvanchery15 Min.
66KCTVadapalani15 Min.

Broadway (51A, 51AX, V51X), Thiagaraya Nagar (99A, 99X), Adyar B.S (95XCT), and Korukupet (579K)

Average Bus Intervals – Passing Via KCBT

Origin/DestinationAverage Intervals (Bus Headway)
Chengalpet N.T3 Min.
Guduvanchery2 Min.
Kovalam8 Min.
Mamallapuram8 Min.
Thiruporur10 Min.
Broadway5 Min.
Saidapet west7 Min.
Tambaram2 Min.
Thiruvanmiyur10 Min.
Vadapalani10 Min.

Buses at varied frequencies will pass via the KCBT to the following origins/destinations:

Dhargas nagar, Echankarani, Kalivanthapattu, Kavanoor Koot Road, Maraimalai Nagar, Melkottiyur, Neelamangalam, Parameshwari Nagar, Shozinganallur, Ankaputhur, Avadi, Chitlapakkam, Burga Nagar, Hastinapuram, Kudrathur, M.G.R Koyambedu, Okkiyum Thoraipakkam, Padappai, Pallavaram, Pattur, Poonamalle, Pozichalur, and Thigaraya Nagar.

In case of queries and clarifications regarding bus operations, reach out to the following helplines:

Comained Helpline toll free number (MTC/ SETC/ TNSTC)149
CMDA Helpline – Shuttle service7845700557 / 7845727920
CMDA Helpline – General7845740924 / 7845764345

How to reach Kilambakkam from Chennai City

By Bus

Take any MTC bus heading to Kilambakkam. Check available buses from your area.

By Train (Local EMU)

Take any trains from Chennai Beach Station towards Chengalpattu, Tirumalpur, Kanchipuram, Guduvanchery, and get down at Urapakkam Station. Walk for 1.9km. It takes approximately 28 mins by walk.

By Metro

Reach Chennai Airport Metro, from there take the Local Train from Meenambakkam to Guduvanchery or Chengalpattu get down at Urapakkam Station. Walk for 1.9km. It takes approximately 28 mins by walk. You can also reach Kilambakkam by Car or bike via Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road or National Highway 45 (NH 45).

Free shuttle bus service in KCBT

Free shuttle bus service available from KCBT Mofussil entrance to MTC Bus Stop.


  • Bus No: CRJ O259
  • TN 01 AN 0685


  • Bus No: ALG 0347
  • TN 01 AN 0793

KCBT Kilambakkam Platform No for other cities

Chennai Bus app download

Passengers may utilize the “Chennai Bus” app for further details.


All the above data are collected from official announcements by CMDA Chennai and MTC Chennai twitter handles.

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