There are 7 ways to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train via Villupuram Junction (VM)  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Villupuram Junction (VM) Tpty-Mq Pamani Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) Ms-Rmm Superfast Exp / ...

$9 - $31

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Bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirupathi to Kancheepuram 995Ud
  2. Take the bus from Kanchipuram to Karaikudi

$13 - $18

Train  •  14 h 15 min

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

$10 - $32

Taxi  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi 289.7 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi 289.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Tirupati, taxi  •  5 h 44 min

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

$64 - $235

Train to Madras, fly, taxi  •  7 h 54 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

$46 - $192

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi is to bus which costs ₹900 - ₹1,400 and takes 11 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi is to fly and taxi which costs ₹4,500 - ₹17,000 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi. However, there are services departing from Tirupathi and arriving at Karaikudi via Kanchipuram. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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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 Villupuram Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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The distance between Tirupati and Kāraikkudi is 403 km. The road distance is 463.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi without a car is to train which takes 10 h 50 min and costs ₹600 - ₹2,300.

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It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi, including transfers.

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Tirupati to Kāraikkudi bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Tirupathi station.

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Tirupati to Kāraikkudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Tirupati (TPTY) station.

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi is to train which takes 10 h 50 min and costs ₹600 - ₹2,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹900 - ₹1,400 and takes 11 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi.
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  • Distance: 252 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi via Villupuram Junction (VM) in around 10 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi via Kancheepuram and Kanchipuram in around 11 h 1 min.

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
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tirupati to Madurai via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Tirupati to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 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
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 Villupuram Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI)
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Thanjavur (TJ)
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Thanjavur (TJ) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Perambur (PER)
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirupathi to Kancheepuram
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Kanchipuram to Karaikudi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Fast Track Call Taxi
Website
fasttracktirupati.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 877 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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There is no direct flight from Tirupati Airport to Madurai Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Tirupati to Kāraikkudi bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Karaikudi station.

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Tirupati to Kāraikkudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirupati to Kāraikkudi is 464 km. It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to drive from Tirupati to Kāraikkudi.

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Jet Airways, Air India Limited, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Tirupati Airport to Madurai Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Kāraikkudi. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Tirupati Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs ₹500 - ₹650.

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