There are 5 ways to get from Kochi to Madurai by bus, train, taxi, car, subway 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

Bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Madurai

$11 - $15

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Guv Chennai Exp / ...

$9 - $20

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Madurai 179.7 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Madurai 179.7 miles

$29 - $45

Subway, fly  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Madurai (IXM) COK - IXM

$34 - $72

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹700 - ₹1,100 and takes 9 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Madurai is to subway and fly which takes 2 h 35 min and costs ₹2,300 - ₹4,900.

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The distance between Kochi and Madurai is 204 km. The road distance is 287 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Kochi to Madurai, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) and arriving at Madurai Junction (MDU). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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

RedBus operates a bus from Kochi to Madurai every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 9 h. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Madurai once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $20 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Kochi to Madurai
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $60
Train operators
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Madurai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Kerala Taxi
Phone
+91 98460 43403
Website
keralataxi.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 484 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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