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There are 5 ways to get from Mangalore to Tenkasi by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly, taxi  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Mangalore (IXE) to Trivandrum (TRV) IXE - TRV
  2. Take a taxi from Trivandrum to Tenkasi

₹7,476 - ₹14,827

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Train via Palakkad  •  17h 56m

  1. Take the train from Mangalore to Palakkad 02686 / ...
  2. Take the train from Palakkad to Tenkasi Jn 06792 / ...

₹628 - ₹729

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Train  •  16h 6m

  1. Take the train from Mangalore Jn to Virudunagar Jn 22629 / ...
  2. Take the train from Virudunagar Jn to Tenkasi Jn 16101 / ...

₹743 - ₹834

Bus  •  16h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Mangalore to Kodungallur
  2. Take the bus from Thrissur to Ernakulam Vythilla Hub
  3. Take the bus from Ernakulam Vythilla Hub to Kollam
  4. Take the bus from Kollam to Thenkasi

₹1,188 - ₹1,669

Drive  •  9h 28m

  1. Drive from Mangalore to Tenkasi 619.8 km

₹4,500 - ₹7,000

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The cheapest way to get from Mangalore to Tenkasi is to train via Palakkad which costs ₹600 - ₹750 and takes 17h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Mangalore to Tenkasi is to fly and taxi which costs ₹7,500 - ₹15,000 and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mangalore to Tenkasi. However, there are services departing from Mangalore and arriving at Thenkasi via Thrissur, Ernakulam Vythilla Hub and Kollam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 51m.

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The distance between Mangalore and Tenkasi is 515 km. The road distance is 619.8 km.

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The best way to get from Mangalore to Tenkasi without a car is to train which takes 16h 6m and costs ₹700 - ₹850.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Mangalore to Tenkasi, including transfers.

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Mangalore to Tenkasi bus services, operated by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, depart from Mangalore station.

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The best way to get from Mangalore to Tenkasi is to train which takes 16h 6m and costs ₹700 - ₹850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700 and takes 16h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Mangalore Airport to Trivandrum Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Mangalore to Tenkasi bus services, operated by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, arrive at Thenkasi station.

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Map of how to get from Mangalore to Tenkasi.
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  • Distance: 515.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

What companies run services between Mangalore, India and Tenkasi, India?

You can take a train from Mangalore to Tenkasi via Mangalore Jn and Virudunagar Jn in around 16h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mangalore to Tenkasi via Kodungallur, Thrissur, Ernakulam Vythilla Hub, and Kollam in around 16h 51m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,300 - ₹11,000
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Madras
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,800 - ₹12,000
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹15,000
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹14,000
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,800 - ₹12,000
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹16,000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Coimbatore, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹9,000 - ₹19,000
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Coimbatore, Madras
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹14,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Mangalore to Trivandrum via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹15,000
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.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Mangalore Jn to Virudunagar Jn
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₹350 - ₹380
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Virudunagar Jn to Tenkasi Jn
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
₹110 - ₹120
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Mangalore to Palakkad
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₹190 - ₹220
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Palakkad to Tenkasi Jn
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹210 - ₹240
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Mangalore to Kodungallur
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹600 - ₹900
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Bus from Thrissur to Ernakulam Vythilla Hub
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹110 - ₹160
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Bus from Ernakulam Vythilla Hub to Kollam
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹290 - ₹400
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Bus from Kollam to Thenkasi
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹180 - ₹250
Schedules at
online.keralartc.com
Other operators
Taxi from Trivandrum to Tenkasi
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Estimated price
₹2,900 - ₹3,500
Trivandrum Taxi
Phone
+9199 47 02 7 3 93
Website
trivandrumtaxi.in
Taxi Tel
Phone
+91 75 59 9 9 90 09
Website
taxitel.in
Abel Cabs
Phone
+91 94 97 18 36 93
Website
abelcabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Mangalore to Tenkasi is 620 km. It takes approximately 9h 28m to drive from Mangalore to Tenkasi.

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Spicejet, Air India Limited and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Mangalore Airport to Trivandrum Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Mangalore to Mangalore Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs ₹270 - ₹330.

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