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

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Train  •  8 h 12 min

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

$9 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 26 min

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

$7 - $12

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salem to Thoothukudi 232.8 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Salem to Thoothukudi 232.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Salem  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Salem (SXV) to Tuticorin (TCR) SXV - TCR

$58 - $259

Train to Bengaluru, fly  •  8 h 21 min

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

$65 - $294

Questions & Answers

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 fly which costs ₹4,200 - ₹19,000 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salem and arriving at Tuticorin. Services depart twice daily, 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 train which takes 8 h 12 min and costs ₹600 - ₹1,500.

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It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to get from Salem to Thoothukudi, including transfers.

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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 train which takes 8 h 12 min and costs ₹600 - ₹1,500. Alternatively, you can Bus, which costs ₹550 - ₹850 and takes 8 h 26 min, you could also fly, which costs ₹4,200 - ₹19,000 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Salem to Thoothukudi.
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  • Distance: 200.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 12 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Salem to Thoothukudi once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $18 and the journey takes 8 h 7 min. Alternatively, 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.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Salem to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Bengaluru to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Salem to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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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Other operators
Taxi from Salem to Thoothukudi
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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