There are 9 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.

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Train  •  10 h 45 min

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

$11 - $20

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Bus RedBus  •  13 h

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

$8 - $12

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Bus SETC  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Rameshwaram

$12 - $19

Taxi  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Rameswaram 346 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Rameswaram 346 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Madurai, train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$26 - $170

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  9 h 37 min

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

$29 - $140

Fly to Tuticorin, bus  •  8 h 17 min

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

$38 - $239

Fly to Trivandrum, bus  •  11 h 10 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

$50 - $183

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹900 and takes 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Rameswaram is to fly and train which costs ₹1,800 - ₹12,000 and takes 7 h 34 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 train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Rameswaram (RMM) takes 10 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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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.

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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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There are 29+ hotels available in Rameswaram. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Chennai to Rameswaram bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Rameswaram (RMM) station.

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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 $11 - $20 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min. Alternatively, SETC operates a bus from Chennai to Rameswaram every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 11 h 28 min.

Airlines
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 Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
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
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
$11 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
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 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 Kilkondaiyur
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 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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