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There are 7 ways to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi by train, bus, taxi, car, plane or night train

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  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Rameswaram (RMM) Ms-Rmm Superfast Exp / ...

$15 - $25

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Bus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Rameswaram

$12 - $17

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Taxi  •  8h 39m

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 355.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  8h 39m

  1. Drive from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 355.3 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Madurai, train  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Rameswaram (RMM)

$29 - $175

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  9h 45m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) MAA - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Rameswaram (RMM)

$33 - $145

Fly to Tuticorin, night train  •  10h 48m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tuticorin (TCR) MAA - TCR
  2. Take the night train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Rameswaram (RMM)

$40 - $252

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi is to bus which costs ₹850 - ₹1,300 and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi is to fly and train which costs ₹2,100 - ₹13,000 and takes 7h 57m.

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The distance between Chennai and Dhanushkodi is 444 km. The road distance is 568.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi without a car is to train which takes 11h 13m and costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,900.

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It takes approximately 11h 13m to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi is to train which takes 11h 13m and costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹850 - ₹1,300 and takes 12h 55m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Dhanushkodi is 568 km. It takes approximately 8h 39m to drive from Chennai to Dhanushkodi.

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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 28+ hotels available in Dhanushkodi. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi.
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  • Distance: 277.8 miles
  • Duration: 11h 13m

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Dhanushkodi, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Dhanushkodi once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $19 and the journey takes 10h 45m. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 11h 15m.

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 Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
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 Chennai Egmore (MS) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Dhanushkodi
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Yellow Taxi
Phone
+91 44 26 54 26 26
Website
yellowcalltaxi.com
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 44 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs ₹8.

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