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There are 7 ways to get from Chennai to Rameswaram by train, bus, taxi, car, plane or night train

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Train  •  10 h 45 min

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

$10 - $19

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Bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Rameswaram

$8 - $11

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Taxi  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Rameswaram 346 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Rameswaram 346 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Madurai, train  •  7 h 29 min

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

$25 - $169

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  9 h 12 min

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

$29 - $139

Fly to Tuticorin, night train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tuticorin (TCR) MAA - TCR
  2. Take the night train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Rameswaram (RMM)

$36 - $246

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹850 and takes 12 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram is to fly and train which costs ₹1,800 - ₹13,000 and takes 7 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Rameswaram. However, there are services departing from Periyer Bridge and arriving at Rameswaram via Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chennai Egmore (MS) and arriving at Rameswaram (RMM). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Rameswaram is 435 km. The road distance is 553.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram without a car is to train which takes 10 h 45 min and costs ₹750 - ₹1,400.

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The train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Rameswaram (RMM) takes 10 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram is to train which takes 10 h 45 min and costs ₹750 - ₹1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹600 - ₹850 and takes 12 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Rameswaram.
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  • Distance: 272.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 45 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Rameswaram once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $19 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Chennai to Rameswaram 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 11 h 15 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
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $210
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
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 - $19
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irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 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 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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 Rameswaram bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Rameswaram station.

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Chennai to Rameswaram train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Rameswaram (RMM) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Rameswaram is 554 km. It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to drive from Chennai to Rameswaram.

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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 29+ hotels available in Rameswaram. Prices start at $17 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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