Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT)

CMBT ChennaiThe Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus shortly written as CMBT is a bus depot set in Koyambedu, Chennai, India. Popularly referred to as the Koyambedu Bus Stand, is located around 7 km west of town. It is a huge terminal spread across a vast area covering thirty seven acres and accredited as the largest bus terminus in South Asia.

CMBT caters to outstation transportation services and handles south-bound long-distance bus facilities. This inter-state passenger transportation bus station started in 18 Nov 2002 and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J.Jayalalitha. The terminal had attained ISO 9001:2000 certificate for its effective maintenance and quality management policies.

Services and Capacity of the CMBT:


The huge area (around 148,000 m2) of CMBT includes the main terminal hall, waiting capacity for passengers, parking spaces, bus fingers and large office spaces. The CMBT waiting hall is of an area of 18,000 sq ft and two wheelers’ parking space is of 16,000 sq ft. Around 25,000 sq ft of parking space is allotted for cars, taxis and other vehicles.

There are also basic amenities available within the premises such as locker rooms, shops, maintenance shed, travel agency offices, supermarkets, dorm rooms (both non-A/C and A/C) for rental, toilets, ATMs, pure drinking water facility, rest rooms and other supplementary structures. There is a 24X7 security system and 24-hour first-aid facilities and medical assistance easily accessible within the bus terminus.Parking in Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus

The terminus has 6 platforms, 3 bus fingers and almost 180 bus bays. There are separate large parking provisions for auto rickshaws, cabs and private cars.

A two-level underground parking lot is constructed specially for two wheelers. This double basement parking arrangement has the parking capacity of around 3000 two wheelers at a time.

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) is the government project that is responsible for the management and smooth administration of this terminus.

The CMBT is built at a budget of Rs. 103 crores and has the capacity to handle 2000 buses and 200,000 passengers, practically at any given day.

The Chennai Contract Carriage Bus Terminus (CCCBT) is another bus terminus located in the neighboring proximity to CMBT that is into catering transportation for private buses (outstation).


Future Projects of the CMBT:

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Chennai Metro Rail has considered building an elevated Metro railway station inside the bus terminus. This (currently under-construction) Metro station will mainly serve the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus. It is located on Line 2 of the Chennai Metro.

The station will be constructed within 1 km from the Koyambedu CMBT junction. It is planned to be able to handle about 23,000 passengers per hour. Another new bus terminus is under construction at Vandalur Railway Station, in between the GST Road and Outer Ring Road.  This new station would be built by the CMDA that is aimed at easing out the increasing congestion at Koyambedu bus depot.

Hotels near CMBT Bus Station:


There are many budget hotels, 3-star hotels, guest houses and lodges available for accommodation and food near the bus terminus. A few of such low-budget hotels, which are only at a distance of 15 to 20 minutes from the terminal, are listed here:

  • Hotel JP Chennai-CMBT
    Address: 1131, Inner Ring Road , Koyambedu

  • Kvr Lodging Services
    Call: (044) 66420725
    Address: No 213, Near Cmbt Bus Depot
    Jawaharlal Nehru Salai 100 Feet Road
    Koyambedu, Chennai – 600107

  • Hotel Anushka Koyambedu
    Call: (044) 66586351
    Address: No 17, Opposite To Koyambedu Bus Terminus
    Between Corporation Park, 1st Main Road
    Arumbakkam, Chennai – 600106

  • Hotel Chennai Gateway
    Call: (044) 66421190
    Address: No 23 A, Near Koyambedu Junction
    J N 100 Feet Road, Koyambedu, Chennai – 600107

  • Hotel Royal Plaza
    Call: (044) 66751349
    Address: No 3, Near Koyembedu Bus Terminus
    E Road, Koyambedu, Chennai – 600107

Other Details about the CMBT:

  • Nearby places from CMBT Bus Station:

    • Arumbakkam
    • Kamala Nehru Nagar
    • Virugambakkam
    • Saidapet
    • T Nagar
    • Saligramam
    • Mmda Colony
    • Vadapalan

  • Address of CMBT:
    Jawaharlal Nehru Road
    Near Coimbedu Market, Chennai-108
    Phone: 044-24794705

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    Dr S Tata Rao 11 9 16 Gollapalem Perala Chirala 523157 Prakasam District Andhra Pradesh Mobile No 9440873505 from Chirala-Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, 1124 Days ago

    Normal 0 false false false EN US X NONE X NONE From: To: Dr.S.Tata Rao, The Depot Manager, 11 9 16, Coyembedu Mofussil Bus Transport,(CMBT) Gollapalem, Coyembedu, Perala Chirala 523157, Chennai, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. Tamilnadu State. Mobile. No.9440873505. Sir, Sub: Request to trace and return lost mat in bus no 161 Express Service to Chennai, (CMBT) on 21 08 2016 at 13 30 hrs. The ticket/Bus No.563531. 0 I submit on 21 08 2016 I along with two family members travelled from Kanchipuram to Chennai (CMBT) by express Service number 161, the ticket / Bus number is 563531. Further I submit that I has missed one new Mat ( with green orders) while getting down from the bus at CMBT bus terminal at 13.30 hrs as the bus speedily rushed into the CMBT Depot. I request to send the Mat (New)through the APSRTC ANL Parcel Service by TO PAY mode to the following address. Dr.S.Tata Rao, D.No.11 9 16, Gollapalem, Perala, Chirala 523157, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, Mobile. No.09440873505. Thanking you Sir, Yours sincerely, Encl: Copy of the ticket. (Dr.S.Tata Rao) Dt.22 08 2016, Chirala, Prakasam District, AP.

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    Jitan Manjhi from Chennai 1591 Days ago

    I used live near this bus terminus in a PG. I often used to come near this bus stand to take pakode from Pakoda wala's stall.

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    Jitan Manjhi from Chennai 1591 Days ago

    I used live near this bus terminus in a PG. I often used to come near this bus stand to take pakode from Pakoda wala's stall.

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