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

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Bus  •  8 h 45 min

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

$7 - $12

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Train  •  8 h 45 min

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

$8 - $19

Taxi  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Thoothukudi to Salem 232.1 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Thoothukudi to Salem 232.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Bengaluru, bus  •  7 h 30 min

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

$35 - $137

Fly to Madras, bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Tuticorin (TCR) to Madras (MAA) TCR - MAA
  2. Take the bus from Chennai to Salem

$35 - $236

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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 8 h 45 min.

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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 8 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Thoothukudi to Salem takes 8 h 45 min 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 8 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 45 min.

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

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

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

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Spicejet offers flights from Tuticorin Airport to Bengaluru Airport.

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

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 8 h 45 min. 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 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tuticorin to Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Flights from Tuticorin to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tuticorin to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $150
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Thoothukudi to Salem
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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Bus from Bangalore to Salem
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Salem
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tuticorin to Salem
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
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Bus from Bangalore to Salem
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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Other operators
Taxi from Thoothukudi to Salem
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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There are 94+ hotels available in Salem. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thoothukudi to Tuticorin Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs .

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