Chennai International Airport is the closest air connection to Mahabalipuram, located at a distance of 55 kms, an easy drive of less than 1.5 hours.
Mahabailpuram does not have its own railway station. The closest connection is in Chengalpattu (22 kms), while Chennai at a distance of 55 kms has trains catering from all over the country.
Mahabalipuram lying on the East Coast of India has accessible connections from Chennai and many other cities in South India. Expressways and other smooth roads are easily covered by buses and private vehicles.