There are 5 ways to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi by bus, train, night train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Salem to Tiruchirappali
  2. Take the bus from Tiruchirapalli to Karaikudi

$8 - $13

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Train, night train  •  7 h 55 min

  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 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 50 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

$6 - $29

Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salem to Kāraikkudi 141 miles

$50 - $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 bus which costs ₹550 - ₹950 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salem to Kāraikkudi. However, there are services departing from Salem and arriving at Karaikudi via Tiruchirapalli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 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 50 min.

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The best way to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 8 min and costs ₹550 - ₹950.

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

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Map of how to get from Salem to Kāraikkudi.
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  • Distance: 118 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Salem to Kāraikkudi via Tiruchirappali and Tiruchirapalli in around 6 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salem to Kāraikkudi via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) in around 7 h 50 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 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $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 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Salem to Tiruchirappali
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tiruchirapalli to Karaikudi
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Salem to Kāraikkudi
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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