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There are 6 ways to get from Madurai to Cherai by train, bus or plane

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Train via Ernakulam Town  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Madurai Jn to Ernakulam Town 16344 / ...

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Bus  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Madurai to Trivandrum
  2. Take the bus from Trivandrum Manorama Road Model School to Ernakulam

Train  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madurai Jn to Ernakulam Jn 16127

Fly Madurai to Kochi  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Kochi (COK) IXM - COK

Fly Madurai to Coimbatore, train  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Coimbatore (CJB) IXM - CJB
  2. Take the train from Coimbatore Jn to Ernakulam Town

Train to Tiruchirapalli, fly to Kochi  •  6h 55m

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

Madurai (IXM) to Kochi (COK) flights

The flight time between Madurai (IXM) and Kochi (COK) is around 5h 34m and covers a distance of around 189 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h. Services are operated by SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and Air India Limited. Typically 71 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

71 Weekly Planes
5h 34m Average Duration
₹4,477 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madurai to Cherai is to train via Ernakulam Town which costs ₹220 - ₹1,200 and takes 8h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Madurai to Cherai is to fly which takes 3h 55m and costs ₹4,600 - ₹15,000.

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The distance between Madurai and Cherai is 203 km.

The best way to get from Madurai to Cherai without a car is to train via Ernakulam Town which takes 8h 17m and costs ₹220 - ₹1,200.

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It takes approximately 8h 17m to get from Madurai to Cherai, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Madurai to Cherai is to train via Ernakulam Town which takes 8h 17m and costs ₹220 - ₹1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8h 31m, you could also fly, which costs ₹4,600 - ₹15,000 and takes 3h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Madurai Airport to Kochi Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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SriLankan Airlines and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madurai Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 266+ hotels available in Cherai. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Madurai to Madurai Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs ₹280 - ₹340.

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Map of how to get from Madurai to Cherai.
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  • Distance: 202.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 17m

What companies run services between Madurai, India and Cherai, Kerala, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Madurai Jn to Ernakulam Town twice daily. Tickets cost ₹220 - ₹1,200 and the journey takes 8h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madurai to Cherai via Trivandrum, Trivandrum Manorama Road Model School, and Ernakulam in around 8h 31m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madurai to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,900 - ₹15,000
Flights from Madurai to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,400 - ₹14,000
Flights from Madurai to Kochi via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹15,000
Flights from Madurai to Kochi via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹18,000
Flights from Madurai to Coimbatore via Madras
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹16,000
Flights from Madurai to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,700 - ₹15,000
Flights from Madurai to Coimbatore via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹7,000 - ₹19,000
Flights from Madurai to Coimbatore via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹16,000
Flights from Madurai to Coimbatore via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₹7,000 - ₹20,000
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹27,000
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹27,000
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Kochi via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹27,000
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Kochi via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹27,000
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Kochi via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹27,000
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madurai to Kochi via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
₹23,000 - ₹32,000
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Kochi via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹22,000 - ₹45,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Madurai Jn to Ernakulam Town
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹220 - ₹1,200
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹220 - ₹290
Third AC (3A)
₹650 - ₹850
Second AC (2A)
₹900 - ₹1,200
Train from Madurai Jn to Ernakulam Jn
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹270 - ₹1,400
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹270 - ₹350
Third AC (3A)
₹750 - ₹950
Second AC (2A)
₹1,000 - ₹1,400
Train from Coimbatore Jn to Ernakulam Town
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₹150 - ₹850
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹150 - ₹200
Third AC (3A)
₹490 - ₹650
Second AC (2A)
₹650 - ₹850
Train from Madurai Jn to Tiruchchirapali
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹130 - ₹800
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹130 - ₹180
Third AC (3A)
₹450 - ₹600
Second AC (2A)
₹600 - ₹800
Bus operators
Parveen Travels
Phone
044 4900 7555/ 1800 102 0999
Email
customercare@parveentravels.com
Website
parveentravels.com
Bus from Madurai to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
parveentravels.com
Kallada Tours and Travels
Phone
8893555000
Email
info@kalladatravels.com
Website
kalladatravels.com
Bus from Trivandrum Manorama Road Model School to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹600 - ₹850
Schedules at
kalladatravels.com

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