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

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

Train, bus  •  11 h 6 min

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

$14 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus RedBus  •  13 h

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

$9 - $13

6 alternative options

Bus SETC  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Rameshwaram

$13 - $20

Taxi  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Rameswaram 346 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Rameswaram 346 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, bus  •  8 h 10 min

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

$31 - $134

Fly to Madurai, train, bus  •  7 h 50 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

$28 - $175

Fly to Tuticorin, bus  •  8 h 24 min

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

$38 - $239

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India?

SETC operates a bus from Chennai to Rameswaram every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $20 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
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
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
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
$13 - $20
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tiruchirapalli to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 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

How far is it from Chennai to Rameswaram?

The distance between Chennai and Rameswaram is 435 km. The road distance is 554 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram?

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹900 and takes 13 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram?

The quickest way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram is to fly and train and bus which takes 7 h 50 min and costs ₹1,800 - ₹12,000.

Is there a direct bus between Chennai and Rameswaram?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chennai and arriving at Rameshwaram. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 28 min.

How long does it take to get from Chennai to Rameswaram?

It takes approximately 11 h 6 min to get from Chennai to Rameswaram, including transfers.