Indian Railways operates a train from Madurai to Kāraikkudi every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $14 and the journey takes 38 min. Indian Railways also services this route 4 times a week.
How to get from Madurai to Kāraikkudi
From Madurai Junction (MDU) train to Virudunagar Junction (VPT) then train to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI). 4 h 3 min ₹1,449. From Madurai taxi to Kāraikkudi. 1 h 18 min ₹1,630. From Madurai drive to Kāraikkudi. 1 h 18 min ₹664.