There are 6 ways to get from Chennai to Nagercoil by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Trivandrum, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Trivandrum (TRV) MAA - TRV
  2. Take the train from Trivandrum Cntl (TVC) to Nagercoil Junction (NCJ)

$37 - $177

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Nagercoil

$9 - $13

4 alternative options

Fly to Tuticorin, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tuticorin (TCR) MAA - TCR
  2. Take the train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Nagercoil Junction (NCJ)

$34 - $245

Fly to Madurai, train  •  8 h 9 min

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

$27 - $171

Train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Nagercoil Junction (NCJ) Kanyakumari Exp / ...

$14 - $23

Drive  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Nagercoil 432.6 miles

$70 - $110

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Nagercoil 4 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $23 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Chennai to Nagercoil every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 12 h.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
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 Trivandrum Cntl (TVC) to Nagercoil Junction (NCJ)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Nagercoil Junction (NCJ)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Nagercoil Junction (NCJ)
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Nagercoil Junction (NCJ)
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chennai and Nagercoil is 628 km. The road distance is 692 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Nagercoil is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹900 and takes 12 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Chennai to Nagercoil is to fly and train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs ₹2,400 - ₹12,000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chennai Egmore (MS) and arriving at Nagercoil Junction (NCJ). Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Nagercoil. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Nagercoil via Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 17 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Chennai to Nagercoil, including transfers.