There are 4 ways to get from Kanyakumari to Madurai by train, bus, taxi 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

Train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Kanyakumari Exp / ...

$4 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 35 min

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  3 h 25 min

  1. 151 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. 151 miles

$24 - $40

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kanyakumari to Madurai twice daily. Tickets cost $4 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Kanyakumari to Madurai once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min.

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Need to know: Eurostar, Want to know more about Flixbus? and How to get from JFK to New York City - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kanyakumari and Madurai is 213 km. The road distance is 242 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kanyakumari to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 7 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Kanyakumari to Madurai is to taxi which takes 3 h 25 min and costs ₹3,800 - ₹4,500.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kanyakumari (CAPE) and arriving at Madurai Junction (MDU). Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kanyakumari and arriving at Madurai. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

The train from Kanyakumari (CAPE) to Madurai Junction (MDU) takes 4 h 25 min including transfers and departs twice daily.