There are 4 ways to get from Thoothukudi to Velankanni by bus, night train, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Tuticorin to Velankanni 527V

$8 - $12

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Night train, train  •  10 h 35 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 - $29

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Thoothukudi to Velankanni 210.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Thoothukudi to Velankanni 210.2 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tuticorin and arriving at Velankanni. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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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 35 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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The best way to get from Thoothukudi to Velankanni without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs .

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The bus from Tuticorin to Velankanni takes 12 h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Thoothukudi to Velankanni bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Tuticorin station.

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Thoothukudi to Velankanni train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Tuticorin (TN) station.

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Thoothukudi to Velankanni bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Velankanni station.

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Thoothukudi to Velankanni train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Vellankanni (VLNK) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thoothukudi to Velankanni is 336 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Thoothukudi to Velankanni.

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  • Distance: 177.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h

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

SETC operates a bus from Thoothukudi to Velankanni once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 12 h. RedBus also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tuticorin to Velankanni
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
scribd.com
Other operators
Taxi from Thoothukudi to Velankanni
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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There are 14+ hotels available in Velankanni. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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