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There are 5 ways to get from Madurai to Tirumala by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Tirupati (TIR)

Cheapest option


  1. Take the train from Madurai Jn to Tirupati

3 alternative options


  1. Take the bus from Madurai to Tirupathi


  1. Take a taxi from Madurai to Tirumala


  1. Drive from Madurai to Tirumala

Madurai (IXM) to Tirupati (TIR) flights

The flight time between Madurai (IXM) and Tirupati (TIR) is around 1h 20m and covers a distance of around 451 km. Services are operated by IndiGo Airlines. Typically four flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Planes
1h 20m Average Duration
₹2,301 Cheapest Price
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Madurai → Tirumala
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The cheapest way to get from Madurai to Tirumala is to bus which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,500 and takes 10h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from Madurai to Tirumala is to fly. Taking this option will cost ₹3,000 - ₹15,000 and takes 2h 7m.

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The distance between Madurai and Tirumala is 439 km. The road distance is 517.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madurai to Tirumala without a car is to bus which takes 10h 39m and costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,500.

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It takes approximately 2h 7m to get from Madurai to Tirumala, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Madurai to Tirumala is to fly which takes 2h 7m and costs ₹3,000 - ₹15,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,500 and takes 10h 39m, you could also train, which costs ₹650 - ₹2,000 and takes 15h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Madurai Airport to Tirupati Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madurai to Tirumala is 518 km. It takes approximately 7h 34m to drive from Madurai to Tirumala.

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IndiGo Airlines offers flights from Madurai Airport to Tirupati Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Tirumala. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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  • Distance: 439.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 7m

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

IndiGo Airlines flies from Madurai to Tirumala 4 times a week. Alternatively, SETC operates a bus from Madurai to Tirupathi 3 times a day. Tickets cost ₹750 - ₹1,100 and the journey takes 10h 18m.

IndiGo Airlines
Flights from Madurai to Tirupati
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹2,300 - ₹18,000
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.

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Train from Madurai Jn to Tirupati
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
5 times a week
Estimated price
₹330 - ₹1,600
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Sleeper Class
₹330 - ₹420
Third AC (3A)
₹900 - ₹1,200
Second AC (2A)
₹1,200 - ₹1,600
Bus operators
Bus from Madurai to Tirupathi
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
3 times a day
Estimated price
₹750 - ₹1,100
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Other operators
Taxi from Madurai to Tirumala
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹8,500
Maniraja Travels
+91 73 05 51 24 53
Madurai Friends Track Call Taxi
+91 99 94 66 77 77
Fast Track Call Taxi
+91 45 22 88 89 99

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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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