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There are 6 ways to get from Salem to Thoothukudi by bus, train, taxi, car, night bus or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Salem to Tuticorin 871 / ...

$7 - $12

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Train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Salem Junction (SA) to Tuti Melur (TME) Mys-Tn Exp

$9 - $19

Taxi  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salem to Thoothukudi 232.8 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Salem to Thoothukudi 232.8 miles

$35 - $55

Night bus to Tiruchirapalli, fly  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Salem to Trichy
  2. Fly from Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) to Tuticorin (TCR) TRZ - TCR

$69 - $288

Train to Bengaluru, fly  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Salem Junction (SA) to Yelahanka Junction (YNK)
  2. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Tuticorin (TCR) BLR - TCR

$65 - $292

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The cheapest way to get from Salem to Thoothukudi is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹850 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salem to Thoothukudi is to taxi which costs ₹4,900 - ₹6,000 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salem and arriving at Tuticorin. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 26 min.

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The distance between Salem and Thoothukudi is 321 km. The road distance is 372.4 km.

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The best way to get from Salem to Thoothukudi without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 26 min and costs ₹550 - ₹850.

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The bus from Salem to Tuticorin takes 8 h 26 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Salem to Thoothukudi bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Salem station.

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The best way to get from Salem to Thoothukudi is to bus which takes 8 h 26 min and costs ₹550 - ₹850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹600 - ₹1,400 and takes 8 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tiruchirapalli Airport to Tuticorin Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Salem to Thoothukudi bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Tuticorin station.

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Map of how to get from Salem to Thoothukudi.
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  • Distance: 200.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

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

SETC operates a bus from Salem to Thoothukudi twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 8 h 26 min. RedBus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Salem to Thoothukudi once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Tuticorin via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Tuticorin via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Bengaluru to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Salem to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
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RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Salem to Attur(Thoothukudi)
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Night bus from Salem to Trichy
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Salem to Thoothukudi
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Salem to Thoothukudi is 372 km. It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to drive from Salem to Thoothukudi.

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Spicejet, Jet Airways and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Tiruchirapalli Airport to Tuticorin Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Thoothukudi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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