There are 4 ways to get from Coimbatore to Madurai by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Coimbatore to Madurai

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Coimbatore Junction (CBE) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Cbe Rmm Exp / ...

$5 - $17

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Madurai 128 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Coimbatore to Madurai 128 miles

$20 - $30

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

RedBus operates a bus from Coimbatore to Madurai every 3 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Coimbatore to Madurai 3 times a week. Tickets cost $5 - $17 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Coimbatore and Madurai is 175 km. The road distance is 205 km.

The cheapest way to get from Coimbatore to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 5 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Coimbatore to Madurai is to taxi which takes 3 h 8 min and costs ₹3,200 - ₹3,900.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Coimbatore Junction (CBE) and arriving at Madurai Junction (MDU). Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Coimbatore and arriving at Madurai. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

The bus from Coimbatore to Madurai takes 5 h 15 min including transfers and departs every three hours.