There are 7 ways to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi by train, bus, 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

Train via Chennai Egmore  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Perambur (PER) Saptagiri Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) Rameswaram Exp / ...

$12 - $34

Cheapest option

Train  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Thanjavur (TJ) Tpty Rmm Exp
  2. Take the train from Thanjavur (TJ) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) Pdy Cape Exp / ...

$10 - $33

5 alternative options

Bus  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from Tirupathi to Bengaluru Kempegowda
  2. Take the bus from Bangalore to Karaikudi

$13 - $21

Taxi  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi 289.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi 289.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Tirupati, taxi  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Tirupati (TIR) to Madurai (IXM) TIR - IXM
  2. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kāraikkudi

$65 - $236

Train to Madras, fly, taxi  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Perambur (PER)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  3. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kāraikkudi

$47 - $193

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tirupati and Kāraikkudi is 403 km. The road distance is 464 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi is to bus which costs ₹850 - ₹1,500 and takes 19 h.

The quickest way to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi is to taxi which takes 6 h 44 min and costs ₹7,000 - ₹9,000.

No, there is no direct train from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi. However, there are services departing from Tirupati (TPTY) and arriving at Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) via Thanjavur (TJ). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 53 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi. However, there are services departing from Tirupathi and arriving at Karaikudi via Bangalore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h.

It takes approximately 11 h 12 min to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi, including transfers.

What companies run services between Tirupati, India and Kāraikkudi, India?

You can take a train from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi via Perambur (PER), Perambur, Chennai Egmore, and Chennai Egmore (MS) in around 11 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi via Bengaluru Kempegowda and Bangalore in around 19 h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tirupati to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Tirupati to Madurai via Hyderabad, Madras
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Tirupati to Madurai via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Tirupati to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tirupati to Madurai via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Perambur (PER)
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI)
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Thanjavur (TJ)
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Thanjavur (TJ) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
KSRTC
Website
ksrtc.in
Bus from Tirupathi to Bengaluru Kempegowda
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ksrtc.in
Standard
$5 - $9
Other operators
Taxi from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Website
fasttracktirupati.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 877 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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