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There are 5 ways to get from Chennai to Madurai by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM

$23 - $155

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Bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Madurai

$8 - $11

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Train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Ms-Cape Exp. / ...

$8 - $18

Taxi  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Madurai 286.1 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Madurai 286.1 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹850 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Madurai is to fly which costs ₹1,700 - ₹12,000 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Madurai. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Madurai via Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chennai Egmore (MS) and arriving at Madurai Junction (MDU). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Madurai is 424 km. The road distance is 457.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madurai without a car is to train which takes 7 h 45 min and costs ₹600 - ₹1,300.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Chennai to Madurai, including transfers.

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Chennai to Madurai bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Chennai station.

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Chennai to Madurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Chennai Egmore (MS) station.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madurai is to fly which takes 2 h 49 min and costs ₹1,700 - ₹12,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹600 - ₹1,300 and takes 7 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs ₹600 - ₹850 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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  • Distance: 264.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

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

Jet Airways, Spicejet and two other airlines fly from Chennai to Madurai every 3 hours. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Madurai every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $18 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Madurai
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Madurai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Chennai to Madurai bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Madurai station.

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Chennai to Madurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Madurai Junction (MDU) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Madurai is 458 km. It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to drive from Chennai to Madurai.

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

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There are 90+ hotels available in Madurai. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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

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