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

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Bus  •  8h 45m

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

$7 - $12

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Train  •  8h 45m

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

$8 - $19

Taxi  •  4h 55m

  1. Take a taxi from Thoothukudi to Salem 232.1 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  4h 55m

  1. Drive from Thoothukudi to Salem 232.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Bengaluru, bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Tuticorin (TCR) to Bengaluru (BLR) TCR - BLR
  2. Take the bus from Bangalore to Salem

$35 - $137

Fly to Salem  •  18h 6m

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

$48 - $224

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The cheapest way to get from Thoothukudi to Salem is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹850 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Thoothukudi to Salem is to taxi which costs ₹4,900 - ₹6,000 and takes 4h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thoothukudi and arriving at Salem. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Thoothukudi and Salem is 321 km. The road distance is 371.4 km.

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The best way to get from Thoothukudi to Salem without a car is to bus which takes 8h 45m and costs ₹550 - ₹850.

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The bus from Thoothukudi to Salem takes 8h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Thoothukudi to Salem is to bus which takes 8h 45m and costs ₹550 - ₹850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹600 - ₹1,400 and takes 8h 45m, you could also fly, which costs ₹3,500 - ₹17,000 and takes 18h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Tuticorin Airport to Bengaluru Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Thoothukudi to Salem.
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  • Distance: 200.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 45m

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

RedBus operates a bus from Thoothukudi to Salem every 2 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 8h 45m. SETC also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Thoothukudi to Salem once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 8h 40m.

Airlines
Trans Euro Air
Flights from Tuticorin to Salem via Madras
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Tuticorin to Salem via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tuticorin to Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Thoothukudi to Salem
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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Bus from Bangalore to Salem
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tuticorin to Salem
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
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Bus from Bangalore to Salem
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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Other operators
Taxi from Thoothukudi to Salem
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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Yes, the driving distance between Thoothukudi to Salem is 371 km. It takes approximately 4h 55m to drive from Thoothukudi to Salem.

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Spicejet offers flights from Tuticorin Airport to Bengaluru Airport.

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There are 89+ hotels available in Salem. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thoothukudi to Tuticorin Airport is to taxi which takes 16m and costs ₹250 - ₹300.

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