Directions from Kottayam to Madurai

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Recommended option

Train  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Hyderabad Exp / ...
  2. Cbe Rmm Exp / ...

$8 - $31

4 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 48 min

$16 - $23

Taxi  •  3 h 52 min

  1. 156.5 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. 156.5 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  4 h 9 min

  1. COK - IXM

$35 - $85

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kottayam and Madurai is 179 km. The road distance is 250 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kottayam to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,600 and takes 12 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Kottayam to Madurai is to taxi which takes 3 h 52 min and costs ₹3,900 - ₹4,700.

No, there is no direct train from Kottayam to Madurai. However, there are services departing from Kottayam (KTYM) and arriving at Madurai Junction (MDU) via Palghat Town (PGTN). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 38 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kottayam to Madurai. However, there are services departing from Kottayam and arriving at Madurai via Cochin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 48 min.

It takes approximately 10 h 38 min to get from Kottayam to Madurai, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Kottayam to Madurai via Palakkad (PGT) and Palghat Town (PGTN) in around 10 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kottayam to Madurai via Ernakulam and Cochin in around 12 h 48 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
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Palakkad (PGT)
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Palghat Town (PGTN) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Aluva (AWY)
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kottayam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Madurai
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kottayam to Madurai
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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