There are 5 ways to get from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai by bus, train, night train, taxi or car
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Take the bus from Tirunelveli to Thirumangalam
Take the train from Tirunelveli to Sholavandan
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Take the night train from Tirunelveli to Sholavandan
Take a taxi from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai
Drive from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai
Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai by train
The train journey time between Tirunelveli and Thenkarai, Madhurai is around 3h 21m and covers a distance of around 178 km. Operated by Indian Railways, the Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai train service departs from Tirunelveli and arrives in Sholavandan. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai is to train which costs ₹140 - ₹800 and takes 3h 21m.
The quickest way to get from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai is to taxi which costs ₹2,200 - ₹2,800 and takes 2h 23m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tirunelveli and arriving at Sholavandan. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 21m.
The distance between Tirunelveli and Thenkarai, Madhurai is 147 km. The road distance is 161 km.
The best way to get from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai without a car is to bus which takes 2h 18m and costs .
It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai, including transfers.
Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Tirunelveli station.
The best way to get from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai is to bus which takes 2h 18m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹140 - ₹800 and takes 3h 21m.
Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Sholavandan station.
Yes, the driving distance between Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai is 161 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Tirunelveli to Thenkarai, Madhurai.
What companies run services between Tirunelveli, India and Thenkarai, Madhurai, India?
Parveen Travels operates a bus from Tirunelveli to Thirumangalam once daily, and the journey takes 1h 53m. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Tirunelveli to Sholavandan 3 times a day. Tickets cost ₹140 - ₹800 and the journey takes 3h 21m.
India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.
Train from Tirunelveli to Sholavandan
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 21m
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- ₹140 - ₹800
- Book at
- Sleeper Class
- ₹140 - ₹190
- Third AC (3A)
- ₹470 - ₹600
- Second AC (2A)
- ₹650 - ₹800
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