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There are 4 ways to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi by train, night train, taxi or car

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Train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Salem Town (SXT) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) Maq Pdy Exp
  2. Take the train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Devakottai Road (DKO) Ms-Rmm Superfast Exp

$5 - $28

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Train, night train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Salem Town (SXT) to Erode Junction (ED) Pdy Maq Weekly Exp
  2. Take the night train from Erode Junction (ED) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) Cbe-Rmm Wkly Exp.

$5 - $27

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salem to Kāraikkudi 141 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Salem to Kāraikkudi 141 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi is to train and night train which costs ₹370 - ₹2,100 and takes 8 h.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Salem to Kāraikkudi. However, there are services departing from Salem Town (SXT) and arriving at Devakottai Road (DKO) via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

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The distance between Salem and Kāraikkudi is 189 km. The road distance is 225.6 km.

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The best way to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi without a car is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs ₹390 - ₹2,100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi, including transfers.

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Salem to Kāraikkudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Salem Town (SXT) station.

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Salem to Kāraikkudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Devakottai Road (DKO) station.

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

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There are 18+ hotels available in Kāraikkudi. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi.
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  • Distance: 118 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

What companies run services between Salem, India and Kāraikkudi, India?

You can take a train from Salem to Kāraikkudi via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) in around 7 h 43 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Salem Town (SXT) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Devakottai Road (DKO)
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Salem Town (SXT) to Erode Junction (ED)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Erode Junction (ED) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI)
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Salem to Kāraikkudi
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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