Avadi railway station is one of the important suburban terminal stations of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It lies on the Chennai Jolarpettai Mainline. Few express trains like Thiruvananthapuram Chennai Mail, Alappuzha Chennai Express, and Tirupati Chennai Garudadri stops at Avadi. The proximity of the MTC bus terminus to the railway station has led many commuters to choose Avadi as a transit point.
Avadi is connected very well with rest of the city by EMU trains. There are frequent suburban trains from Avadi to Chennai Central, Chennai Beach, Arakonam, Thiruvallur, Tiruthani and Velachery. Some trains originate from here as Avadi has an EMU Shed, which handles the majority of the suburban train operations on the Northern and Western line. The Western line has 229 services a day and the North line has 83, which accounts 312 trains.
Avadi bus terminus is located very near to the Avadi railway station on the Chennai – Thiruvallur High Road (CTH road). The depot is situated beside the bus terminal. Services like
|150 Avadi||Broadway via Thiruverkadu|
|40A Pattabiram||Anna Square|
|202 Avadi||Tambaram via Pattabiram|
206, 120, 65H, A47, 71H, 266A, 61C, 65, 65E, B70, 71E, S47, S48, S49, S50, S52, S41(A) and S41(B) are handled here.
Avadi is well connected to various locations of Chennai as well as rural areas surrounding North-western and Western Chennai. The main service provider though is the state-owned Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses, few private buses are also available. Frequent buses are available to Ambattur, Anna Nagar west, CMBT, Tambaram, Vandaloor Zoo, Anna Square, Broadway, Poonamallee, Central Railway station, Egmore Railway station, Broadway, Vivekananda House, Mandaiveli, Thiruverkadu, Kunrathur, Redhills, Guindy and Guduvanchery.