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There are 4 ways to get from Madurai to Podanur by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the bus from ARAPALAYAM Bus Station to Coimbatore 632Ud

Cheapest option

Train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Madurai Jn to Pilamedu 16321

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Taxi  •  3h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Madurai to Podanur 203.9 km

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Madurai to Podanur 203.9 km
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The cheapest way to get from Madurai to Podanur is to bus which costs ₹650 - ₹900 and takes 5h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Madurai to Podanur is to taxi which costs ₹4,500 - ₹5,500 and takes 3h 9m.

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It is 169 km from Madurai to Podanur. It is approximately 203.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madurai to Podanur without a car is to bus which takes 5h 27m and costs ₹650 - ₹900.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from Madurai to Podanur, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Madurai to Podanur is to bus which takes 5h 27m and costs ₹650 - ₹900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹500 - ₹1,400 and takes 6h 16m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madurai to Podanur is 204 km. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Madurai to Podanur.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Podanur. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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  • Distance: 169.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 27m

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

SETC operates a bus from ARAPALAYAM Bus Station to Coimbatore once daily. Tickets cost ₹360 - ₹550 and the journey takes 5h 17m. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Madurai Jn to Pilamedu once daily. Tickets cost ₹190 - ₹1,000 and the journey takes 6h 4m.

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 Pilamedu
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹190 - ₹1,000
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹190 - ₹240
Third AC (3A)
₹550 - ₹750
Second AC (2A)
₹800 - ₹1,000
Bus operators
SETC
Phone
9513508001
Email
commercial@tnstc.in
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from ARAPALAYAM Bus Station to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹360 - ₹550
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Madurai to Podanur
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Estimated price
₹4,500 - ₹5,500
Maniraja Travels
Phone
+91 73 05 51 24 53
Website
maduraimanirajatravels.in
Madurai Friends Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 99 94 66 77 77
Website
maduraifriendstrackcalltaxi.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 45 22 88 89 99
Website
madurai.fasttrackcalltaxi.in

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