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

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Train  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Chennai Egmore to Rameswaram 22661 / ...

₹584 - ₹667

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Bus  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Chennai PT to Rameswaram 166Ns

₹1,066 - ₹1,539

Taxi  •  8h 20m

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 554.2 km

₹8,500 - ₹11,000

Drive  •  8h 20m

  1. Drive from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 554.2 km

₹4,200 - ₹6,500

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  9h 12m

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

₹3,138 - ₹6,946

Fly to Madurai, night train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  2. Take the night train from Madurai Jn to Rameswaram

₹2,658 - ₹7,596

Fly to Tuticorin, night train  •  10h 26m

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

₹4,278 - ₹10,526

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi is to train which costs ₹550 - ₹700 and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi is to fly and night train which costs ₹2,600 - ₹8,000 and takes 8h 1m.

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The distance between Chennai and Dhanushkodi is 444 km. The road distance is 554.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi without a car is to train which takes 11h 1m and costs ₹550 - ₹700.

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It takes approximately 11h 1m 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 1m and costs ₹550 - ₹700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,600 and takes 12h 33m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Dhanushkodi is 554 km. It takes approximately 8h 20m to drive from Chennai to Dhanushkodi.

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Helitrans and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Dhanushkodi. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi.
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  • Distance: 444.4 km
  • Duration: 11h 1m

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai Egmore to Rameswaram twice daily. Tickets cost ₹290 - ₹320 and the journey takes 10h 45m. Alternatively, SETC operates a bus from Chennai PT to Rameswaram twice daily. Tickets cost ₹750 - ₹1,200 and the journey takes 12h 15m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,800 - ₹12,000
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,400 - ₹8,500
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,100 - ₹7,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,200 - ₹9,500
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,000 - ₹8,000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,600 - ₹21,000
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,300 - ₹18,000
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,600 - ₹21,000
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,100 - ₹23,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Egmore to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹290 - ₹320
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
₹160 - ₹180
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Madurai Jn to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₹125 - ₹135
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Tirunelveli to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₹180 - ₹200
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Chennai PT to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹750 - ₹1,200
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Dhanushkodi
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Estimated price
₹8,500 - ₹11,000
Savaari Car Rentals Private Limited
Phone
+91 95 66 63 33 35
Website
savaari.com
Karthik Travels
Phone
+91 44 24 62 22 22
Website
karthiktravels.com
Drop Taxi
Phone
+91 79 99 22 20 00
Website
droptaxi.in

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs ₹7 - ₹80.

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