State Express Transport Corporation Limited

India’s premier state-owned bus service, SETC operates a vast network across the country, connecting towns, cities, and rural areas. With a fleet of over 20,000 buses, it offers a reliable and affordable mode of transportation for millions. From deluxe air-conditioned coaches to economical ordinary buses, SETC caters to diverse travel needs and budgets.

Tamilnadu S.E.T.C Bus Reservation Centre

The corporation aims to continue its efficient operations and offer the best long-distance passenger services to meet the needs of travelers in the region.

Sl.NoComputer Reservation CentersCounter Address
1AranthangiS.E.T.C Reservatin Centre Aranthangi Bus stand 
2Bangalore – Shanti NagarS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, BMTC Bus Stand, Shanti Nagar
3Chennai – CMBTCMBT, Mofussil Bus Stand, Koyambedu, Chennai – 600 107
4Chennai – PerungalathurPerungalathur Bus Stand, S.E.T.C, Counter, Chennai
5Chennai – Tambaram BSS.E.T.C, Bus Stand, Tambaram, Chennai – 45
6Chennai – Thiruvanmiyur No.58, Basement Of Masjid Complex, Opp Tiruvanmayiur Rto Office, Chennai
7ChidambaramS.E.T.C, Bus stand Chidambaram
8Coimbatore S.E.T.C, Bus Stand, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore – 641 044.
9CuddaloreS.E.T.C, Bus Stand, Cuddalore
10CumbamS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Muncipal Bus Stand, Cumbam
11DevakottaiDevakottai Bus Stand, Devakottai – 630 302
12DindugulS.E.T.C, Bus Stand, Dindigul
13Ernakulam Bus StandKSRTC, Bus Stand, Ernakulam – 682 035.
14Gudalur (Ooty)12/849, Opp To New Bus Stand, Mysore Road, Gudalur (Ooty)
15HosurNew Bus Stand, Municipal Bus Stand, Hosur
16KarurS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Karur Central Busstand
17KodaikanalShop No: 36, New Bus Stand Complex, 1st Floor, Kodaikanal
18Kovilpatti 5, Anna Bus Stand, Kovilpatti Busstand
19KumbakonamMunicipal New Bus Stand, Kumbakonam – 612 001.
20Madurai – MattuthavaniMattuthavani Bus Stand, Madurai – 625 007.
21Madurai – Periyar-BSPeriyar Bus Stand, Madurai – 625 003.
22MarthandamMunicipal Bus Stand, Marthandam – 629 165.
23MyladuthuraiMunicipal New Bus Stand, Mayiladuthurai – 609001.
24Nagapttinam Municipal Bus Stand, Velippalayam, Nagapattinam – 611 001
25Nagercoil – VadacherryChristopher Bus Stand, Vadaseri, Nagercoil – 629 001
26NamakkalNamakkall Bus Stand, Namakkal – 637 001
27NeyveliNeyveli Bus Stand, Neyveli Township – 607 803
28OotyS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Muncipal Bus Stand, Ooty
29PalaniS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Muncipal Bus Stand, Palani
30ParamakudiS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Paramakkudi Busstand
31PollachiS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Muncipal Bus Stand, Pollachi
32PoonamaravathyNo.100, Nangu Road, Pon-Pudupettai, Ponnamaravathi, – 622 408
33PuducherryRajiv Ghandhi Central Bus Stand, Maraimalai Adigal Salai, Puducherry – 605 001
34RajapalayamS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Muncipal Bus Stand, Rajapalyam
35RameswaramMunicipal Bus Stand, Rameswaram – 623526
36RamnadS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Muncipal Bus Stand, Ramnad
37SalemCorporation New Bus Stand, Achavan Lake, Salem – 636 004.
38SayalkudiS.E.T.C, Reservation Counter, Bus Stand, Sayalkudi
39SivakasiN R K Rajarathinam, Bus Stand Complex, Sivakasi – 626 189
40ThanjavurS.E.T.C, Bus Stand, Thanjavur – 613 001
41TheniS.E.T.C, Bus Stand, Theni
42ThysayanvilaiS.E.T.C, Bus Stand, Thysayanvilai
43Tiruchendur10, Municipal Busstand Shoping Complex, Tiruchendur – 628 215
44Tirunelveli – New Bus standMunicipal Old Bus Stand, Tirunelveli Junction, Tirunelveli – 627 001
45TirupathiSrinivasa Bus Stand, Apsrtc Bus Station, Tirupathi – 517501.
46TiruthuraipoondiGG Complex, New Bus Stand, Thiruthuraipoondi
47TiruvarurS.E.T.C, Reservation centre, Municipal Bus Stand, Tiruvarur
48Trichy – MBSS.E.T.C, Reservation centre, Muncipal Bus Stand, Trichy – 620 001. 
49TrivandrumK.S.R.T.C, Bus Stand, Thambanur, Tiruvanandapuram – 695 502.
50Tuticorin Bus StandS.E.T.C, Reservation Centre, New Bus Stand, Tuticorin – 628 002.
51UdangudiS.E.T.C, Reservation Centre, Mutharam Travels, Bus Stand Building, Udankudi
52UdumalaipetS.E.T.C, Reservation Centre, 21/3, Bye Pass Road, Near New Busstand, Udumalpet – 642126
53UsilampattiS.E.T.C, Reservation Centre, Near Usilampatti Bus Stand, Usilampatti – 625527
54Valliyoor (Nagercoil)S.E.T.C Reservation Counter, Muncipal Bus Stand, Valliyur
55VedaranyamS.E.T.C Reservation Counter, Opp Bus Stand, Vedaranyam
56Velankannai S.E.T.C, Bus Stand, Velankanni
57VirudhunagarS.E.T.C Reservation Counter, Near New Bus Stand, Virudhanagar

Evolution of State Express Transport Corporation Ltd

Formation and Early Years

In 1975, the government of Tamil Nadu envisioned a dedicated corporation for long-distance express services connecting the state’s district headquarters to Chennai.

Consequently, the express services operated by the erstwhile Tamil Nadu State Transport Department were shifted to the express wing of Pallavan Transport Corporation on September 15, 1975.

This wing was officially registered as Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation on January 14, 1980.

Bifurcation and Renaming

Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation underwent a bifurcation on January 27, 1994, forming a new corporation exclusively for inter-state operations named P.T. Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Transport Corporation.

Subsequently, on May 21, 1996, this corporation was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Transport Corporation.

Simultaneously, Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation became State Express Transport Corporation (Tamil Nadu Division I) on July 17, 1997, and Rajiv Gandhi Transport Corporation became State Express Transport Corporation (Tamil Nadu Division II) on July 30, 1997.

Amalgamation and Present Status

State Express Transport Corporation (Tamil Nadu Division II) merged with State Express Transport Corporation (Tamil Nadu Division I) on February 7, 2002.

Currently, the amalgamated entity operates as “State Express Transport Corporation Tamil Nadu Limited” with a fleet strength of over 1,100 buses.

Service Offerings and Operations

The corporation operates long-distance express services connecting Tamil Nadu’s significant cities, historical, religious, and commercial places, extending to neighboring states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry. Its services include various types of buses such as AC Sleeper, Non-AC Sleeper, AC Sleeper Seater, Deluxe, Ultra Deluxe, and Ultra Deluxe with Toilet Buses.

Superior Service and Recognition

State Express Transport Corporation Tamil Nadu Limited has received numerous national awards for vehicle productivity, tire performance, and operational cost efficiency.

Its commitment to superior service has made it the preferred transport service provider for the people of Tamil Nadu and neighboring states.

Fleet Strength

  • Express: 1,000 buses
  • Spare: 78 buses
  • Total: 1,078 buses