There are 6 ways to get from Tirupati to Madurai 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  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Tpty Rmm Exp / ...

$11 - $21

5 alternative options

Bus  •  16 h 13 min

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

$13 - $21

Taxi  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tirupati to Madurai 328.1 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Tirupati to Madurai 328.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly from Tirupati  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Tirupati (TIR) to Madurai (IXM) TIR - IXM

$46 - $214

Train to Madras, fly  •  6 h 23 min

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

$28 - $171

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Tirupati to Madurai once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $21 and the journey takes 15 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tirupati to Madurai via Bengaluru Kempegowda and Bangalore in around 16 h 13 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, 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
Bus operators
KSRTC
Website
ksrtc.in
Bus from Tirupathi to Bengaluru Kempegowda
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
ksrtc.in
Standard
$4 - $9
Other operators
Taxi from Tirupati to Madurai
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tirupati and Madurai is 437 km. The road distance is 525 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tirupati to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹850 - ₹1,500 and takes 16 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Tirupati to Madurai is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs ₹3,100 - ₹15,000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tirupati (TPTY) and arriving at Madurai Junction (MDU). Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Tirupati to Madurai. However, there are services departing from Tirupathi and arriving at Madurai via Bangalore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 13 min.

The train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Madurai Junction (MDU) takes 15 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.