There are 5 ways to get from Madurai to Kottayam by train, taxi, car 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

Train via Palghat Town (PGTN)  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Palghat Town (PGTN) Rmm Cbe Exp
  2. Take the train from Palakkad (PGT) to Kottayam (KTYM) Ghy Kcvl Spl / ...

$7 - $31

4 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Shertalai (SRTL) Ms Guruvayur Exp

$17 - $29

Taxi  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kottayam 156.3 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madurai to Kottayam 156.3 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Kochi (COK) IXM - COK
  2. Take the train from Aluva (AWY) to Kottayam (KTYM)

$31 - $74

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

You can take a train from Madurai to Kottayam via Palghat Town (PGTN) and Palakkad (PGT) in around 9 h 33 min.

Airlines
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Madurai to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Palghat Town (PGTN)
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Palakkad (PGT) to Kottayam (KTYM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Shertalai (SRTL)
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Aluva (AWY) to Kottayam (KTYM)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Madurai to Kottayam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Friends Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 452 266 77 77
Website
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 452 288 8999
Website
madurai.fasttrackcalltaxi.in

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Madurai to Kottayam is to train which costs ₹480 - ₹2,200 and takes 9 h 33 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Madurai to Kottayam. However, there are services departing from Madurai Junction (MDU) and arriving at Kottayam (KTYM) via Palakkad (PGT). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to get from Madurai to Kottayam, including transfers.