How to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Ramanathapuram (RMD) Rameswaram Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ramanathapuram to Rameshwaram

$19 - $31

Cheapest option

Bus RedBus  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway to Arakkambakkam 120E
  2. Take the bus from Chennai to Rameswaram

$12 - $18

7 alternative options

Bus SETC  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Rameshwaram

$18 - $25

Taxi  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 355.3 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Dhanushkodi 355.3 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) MAA - TRZ
  2. Take the bus from Tiruchirapalli to Rameshwaram

$36 - $139

Fly to Madurai, train, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Ramanathapuram (RMD)
  3. Take the bus from Ramanathapuram to Rameshwaram

$33 - $179

Fly to Tuticorin, bus  •  8 h 51 min

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

$43 - $245

Fly to Trivandrum, bus  •  11 h 44 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

$55 - $190

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

SETC operates a bus from Chennai to Dhanushkodi every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 11 h 28 min.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $210
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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 Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
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
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Ramanathapuram to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Chennai to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tiruchirapalli to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirunelveli to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in
MTC
Bus from Broadway to Arakkambakkam
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
mtcbus.org
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Dhanushkodi
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chennai and Dhanushkodi is 444 km. The road distance is 568 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi is to bus which costs ₹800 - ₹1,300 and takes 13 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi is to fly and train and bus which takes 8 h 17 min and costs ₹2,200 - ₹13,000.

It takes approximately 11 h 33 min to get from Chennai to Dhanushkodi, including transfers.