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There are 3 ways to get from Palakkad to Madurai by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Palghat Town (PGTN) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Tvc-Mdu Amritha Exp

$4 - $15

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Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palakkad to Madurai 141.1 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Palakkad to Madurai 141.1 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Palakkad to Madurai is to train which costs ₹300 - ₹1,100 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palakkad to Madurai is to taxi which costs ₹3,500 - ₹4,300 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Palghat Town (PGTN) and arriving at Madurai Junction (MDU). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Palakkad and Madurai is 186 km. The road distance is 225.7 km.

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The best way to get from Palakkad to Madurai without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs ₹300 - ₹1,100.

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The train from Palghat Town (PGTN) to Madurai Junction (MDU) takes 5 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Palakkad to Madurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Palghat Town (PGTN) station.

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Palakkad to Madurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Madurai Junction (MDU) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palakkad to Madurai is 226 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Palakkad to Madurai.

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There are 84+ hotels available in Madurai. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 116.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Palakkad to Madurai once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $15 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

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