There are 6 ways to get from Thoothukudi to Velankanni by bus, night train, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus via Chennai  •  19 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Attur(Thoothukudi) to Chennai
  2. Take the bus from Chennai to Velankanni

$17 - $24

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Tuticorin (TN) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) Tn-Ms Pearl City Exp.
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Vellankanni (VLNK) Vsg-Vlnk Exp

$8 - $32

4 alternative options

Bus  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuticorin to Velankanni

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Thoothukudi to Velankanni 210.2 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Thoothukudi to Velankanni 210.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Tuticorin (TCR) to Madras (MAA) TCR - MAA
  2. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Nagappattinam (NGT)

$40 - $249

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thoothukudi to Velankanni is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 26 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thoothukudi to Velankanni is to taxi which costs ₹7,500 - ₹9,000 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Thoothukudi and Velankanni is 284 km. The road distance is 336.4 km.

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It takes approximately 19 h 1 min to get from Thoothukudi to Velankanni, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tuticorin and arriving at Velankanni. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 26 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Thoothukudi to Velankanni. However, there are services departing from Tuticorin (TN) and arriving at Vellankanni (VLNK) via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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

You can take a bus from Thoothukudi to Velankanni via Chennai in around 19 h 1 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tuticorin to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tuticorin to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $150
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Night train from Tuticorin (TN) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Vellankanni (VLNK)
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Nagappattinam (NGT)
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Attur(Thoothukudi) to Chennai
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Velankanni
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Tuticorin to Velankanni
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Thoothukudi to Velankanni
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130

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