There are 8 ways to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  11 h 13 min

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

$15 - $25

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Bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Rameshwaram

$16 - $24

Taxi  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 355.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 355.3 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Madurai, train  •  8 h 2 min

  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  •  10 h 5 min

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

$33 - $146

Fly to Tuticorin, bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tuticorin (TCR) MAA - TCR
  2. Take the bus from Tirunelveli to Rameshwaram

$40 - $244

Fly to Trivandrum, bus  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Trivandrum (TRV) MAA - TRV
  2. Take the bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
  3. Take the bus from Tirunelveli to Rameshwaram

$52 - $187

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700 and takes 11 h 55 min.

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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 8 h 2 min.

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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 11 h 13 min and costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,900.

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It takes approximately 11 h 13 min 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 11 h 13 min and costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700 and takes 11 h 55 min.

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

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

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

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There are 31+ hotels available in Dhanushkodi. Prices start at $17 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: 11 h 13 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Dhanushkodi once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $20 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min. Alternatively, SETC operates a bus from Chennai to Dhanushkodi every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 11 h 28 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $210
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Chennai to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirunelveli to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Dhanushkodi
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Yellow Taxi
Phone
+91 44 26 54 26 26
Website
yellowcalltaxi.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 44 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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