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There are 7 ways to get from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Arakkonam (AJJ) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) Csmt- Ncj Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) Ms-Rmm Superfast Exp / ...

$7 - $29

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Bus  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Karaikudi

$9 - $12

Taxi  •  5h 46m

  1. Take a taxi from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi 245.7 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  5h 46m

  1. Drive from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi 245.7 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Madras, fly to Madurai, taxi  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Arakkonam (AJJ) to Chennai Central (MAS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  3. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kāraikkudi

$42 - $188

Train to Madras, fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Arakkonam (AJJ) to Chennai Central (MAS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) MAA - TRZ
  3. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Devakottai Road (DKO)

$28 - $150

Train to Bengaluru, fly to Madurai, taxi  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from Arakkonam (AJJ) to Yelahanka Junction (YNK)
  2. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Madurai (IXM) BLR - IXM
  3. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kāraikkudi

$66 - $251

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi is to bus which costs ₹650 - ₹900 and takes 12h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi is to taxi which costs ₹6,500 - ₹8,000 and takes 5h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi. However, there are services departing from Arakkonam (AJJ) and arriving at Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 37m.

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The distance between Arakkonam and Kāraikkudi is 350 km. The road distance is 393.1 km.

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The best way to get from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi without a car is to train which takes 8h 37m and costs ₹500 - ₹2,200.

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi, including transfers.

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Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Arakkonam (AJJ) station.

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The best way to get from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi is to train which takes 8h 37m and costs ₹500 - ₹2,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹650 - ₹900 and takes 12h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Madurai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) station.

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Map of how to get from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi.
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  • Distance: 218.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 37m

What companies run services between Arakkonam, India and Kāraikkudi, India?

You can take a train from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) in around 8h 37m. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 9h 45m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Bengaluru to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Flights from Bengaluru to Madurai
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli via Colombo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Arakkonam (AJJ) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
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Train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI)
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
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Train from Arakkonam (AJJ) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $13
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Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Devakottai Road (DKO)
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
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irctc.co.in
Train from Arakkonam (AJJ) to Yelahanka Junction (YNK)
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
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Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi is 393 km. It takes approximately 5h 46m to drive from Arakkonam to Kāraikkudi.

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Air India Limited, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Madurai Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Kāraikkudi. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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