There are 6 ways to get from Kochi to Madurai by bus, train, taxi, car, subway or plane

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Bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Madurai

$8 - $12

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Train  •  11 h 30 min

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

$9 - $19

Taxi  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Madurai 179.7 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Madurai 179.7 miles

$29 - $45

Subway, fly to Madurai  •  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

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) COK - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Madurai Junction (MDU)

$60 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹950 and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Madurai is to subway and fly which costs ₹2,400 - ₹5,500 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ernakulam 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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The distance between Kochi and Madurai is 204 km. The road distance is 287.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Madurai without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 58 min and costs ₹600 - ₹950.

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It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to get from Kochi to Madurai, including transfers.

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Kochi to Madurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) station.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Madurai is to bus which takes 9 h 58 min and costs ₹600 - ₹950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹650 - ₹1,400 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Madurai Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Kochi to Madurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Madurai Junction (MDU) station.

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  • Distance: 127.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 58 min

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

RedBus operates a bus from Kochi to Madurai every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 9 h. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Madurai once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $19 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
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
Kochi Metro
Phone
13004250355
Email
contact@kmrl.co.in
Website
kochimetro.org
Subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kochimetro.org
R1
$1
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Madurai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Madurai is 287 km. It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to drive from Kochi to Madurai.

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Air India Express offers flights from Kochi Airport to Madurai Airport.

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There are 101+ hotels available in Madurai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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