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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Tuti Melur (TME) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Tn-Mys Exp
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Palghat Town (PGTN) Mdu-Tvc Amritha Exp

$7 - $31

5 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuticorin to Madurai
  2. Take the bus from Madurai to Palakkad

$10 - $16

Taxi  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Thoothukudi to Palakkad 228.5 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Thoothukudi to Palakkad 228.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Tuticorin (TCR) to Coimbatore (CJB) TCR - CJB
  2. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Palakkad

$54 - $217

Fly to Kochi, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Tuticorin (TCR) to Kochi (COK) TCR - COK
  2. Take the train from Aluva (AWY) to Palakkad (PGT)

$56 - $235

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The cheapest way to get from Thoothukudi to Palakkad is to bus which costs ₹650 - ₹1,100 and takes 10 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thoothukudi to Palakkad is to taxi which costs ₹4,800 - ₹6,000 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Thoothukudi and Palakkad is 276 km. The road distance is 365.7 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Thoothukudi to Palakkad, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thoothukudi to Palakkad. However, there are services departing from Tuticorin and arriving at Palakkad via Madurai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Thoothukudi to Palakkad. However, there are services departing from Tuti Melur (TME) and arriving at Palghat Town (PGTN) via Madurai Junction (MDU). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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

You can take a train from Thoothukudi to Palakkad via Madurai Junction (MDU) in around 9 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thoothukudi to Palakkad via Madurai in around 10 h 43 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tuticorin to Coimbatore via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Tuticorin to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras, Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tuticorin to Coimbatore via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Tuti Melur (TME) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Palghat Town (PGTN)
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Aluva (AWY) to Palakkad (PGT)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tuticorin to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Madurai to Palakkad
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Other operators
Taxi from Thoothukudi to Palakkad
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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