There are 4 ways to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli by train, bus, taxi or car
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Train • 2h 40m
₹115 - ₹130
3 alternative options
Bus • 3h 15m
₹550 - ₹800
Taxi • 2h 16m
₹3,700 - ₹4,500
Drive • 2h 16m
₹1,000 - ₹1,600
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli is to train which costs ₹115 - ₹130 and takes 2h 40m.
The quickest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli is to taxi which costs ₹3,700 - ₹4,500 and takes 2h 16m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thiruvananthapuram and arriving at Tirunelveli. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Thiruvananthapuram Central and arriving at Tirunelveli. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.
The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Tirunelveli is 85 km. The road distance is 147.3 km.
The best way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli without a car is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs ₹115 - ₹130.
The train from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Tirunelveli takes 2h 40m including transfers and departs every three hours.
Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Thiruvananthapuram station.
Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Thiruvananthapuram Central station.
The best way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs ₹115 - ₹130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 3h 15m.
What companies run services between Thiruvananthapuram, India and Tirunelveli, India?
Indian Railways operates a train from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Tirunelveli every 3 hours. Tickets cost ₹115 - ₹130 and the journey takes 2h 40m. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli hourly. Tickets cost ₹550 - ₹800 and the journey takes 3h 15m.
India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.
Train from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Tirunelveli
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 40m
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- ₹115 - ₹130
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Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Tirunelveli station.
Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Tirunelveli station.
Yes, the driving distance between Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli is 147 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli.
There are six+ hotels available in Tirunelveli. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.