There are 5 ways to get from Madurai to Kovalam by train, night bus, 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  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Neyyattinkara (NYY) Ms Guruvayur Exp / ...

$8 - $21

4 alternative options

Night bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the night bus from Madurai to Kazhakootam

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kovalam 186.4 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Madurai to Kovalam 186.4 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Trivandrum (TRV) IXM - TRV

$57 - $268

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Madurai to Kovalam twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $17 and the journey takes 6 h 16 min. Alternatively, IndiGo Airlines, Air India Limited and three other airlines fly from Madurai to Kovalam hourly.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madurai to Trivandrum via Madras
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Madurai to Trivandrum via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Madurai to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madurai to Trivandrum via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madurai to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Train operators
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Madurai to Kovalam
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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 Kovalam is 210 km. The road distance is 298 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madurai to Kovalam is to night bus which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 6 h.

The quickest way to get from Madurai to Kovalam is to taxi which takes 4 h 21 min and costs ₹4,600 - ₹6,000.

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Madurai and arriving at Kazhakootam. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Madurai to Kovalam, including transfers.