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SETC Buses

The State Express Transport Corporation Ltd. (SETC) is a part of the Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation Ltd. It was initially formulated to provide comfortable, express, inter-state and intra-state road transport services to and from Tamil Nadu, with Chennai being the epicentre.

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On-Board SETC

Although SETC is a relatively new state-owned transport service, the original concept was thought of in the 1970s. Over the years, the Tamil Nadu Government sought to improve the idea and structure, finally resulting in the formation of the present SETC in 1997.

Fleet Information

Today, the SETC boasts of about 954 well-maintained and comfortable buses. The bus service constantly aims at improving its general offering to suit the varying needs of customers across the southern part of India.

The SETC fleet primarily includes Semi-Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Video and also complete Air Conditioned Volvo buses for various routes.


The SETC bus routes are planned keeping in mind the travel preferences of different classes of passengers. SETC offers services to several cities, both within the state of Tamil Nadu and outside of it.

Long-distance express travel services are extended to places of touristic and historic significance as also state capitals in the South. The SETC bus timings are scheduled to give passengers adequate connecting time when travelling between two cities. The SETC offers regular transport services to Puducherry, Nagapatinam, Kumbakonam, Tanjore, Trichy, Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Shencottah, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Tirupathi, Bangalore, Ernakulam and Rameswaram.

Service Offering

This state-owned service prides itself in offering world-class amenities on board all its categories of coaches. The constant aim is to regularly update and upgrade the fleet and improve all the related services starting from SETC ticket booking norms to planning better travel schedules and routes.

For more information about various services offered by SETC, visit the official website here.

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We provide you comprehensive information to make your online reservation easier. If you are a regular bus traveller, you are advised to create a SETC login for ease of booking in the future. You may browse the site further to understand more about various online booking norms.

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