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There are 8 ways to get from Vellore to Thoothukudi by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Tuticorin 981T

$10 - $16

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Train  •  16h

  1. Take the train from Vellore Cant (VLR) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Tpty-Rmm Tri Wkly Exp
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Tuti Melur (TME) Mys-Tn Exp

$12 - $32

Taxi  •  7h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from Vellore to Thoothukudi 334.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  7h 54m

  1. Drive from Vellore to Thoothukudi 334.3 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Madras, fly to Tuticorin  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Chennai Central (MAS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tuticorin (TCR) MAA - TCR

$33 - $242

Bus to Bengaluru, fly to Tuticorin  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Bangalore
  2. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Tuticorin (TCR) BLR - TCR

$68 - $286

Train to Madras, fly to Madurai, train  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Chennai Central (MAS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  3. Take the train from Tiruparankndrm (TDN) to Tuti Melur (TME)

$31 - $186

Train to Madras, fly to Trivandrum, bus, taxi  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Chennai Central (MAS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Trivandrum (TRV) MAA - TRV
  3. Take the bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
  4. Take a taxi from Tirunelveli to Thoothukudi

$59 - $203

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vellore to Thoothukudi is to bus which costs ₹750 - ₹1,200 and takes 12h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Vellore to Thoothukudi is to train and fly which costs ₹2,400 - ₹18,000 and takes 6h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vellore and arriving at Tuticorin. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vellore to Thoothukudi. However, there are services departing from Vellore Cant (VLR) and arriving at Tuti Melur (TME) via Madurai Junction (MDU). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h.

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The distance between Vellore and Thoothukudi is 474 km. The road distance is 534.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vellore to Thoothukudi without a car is to bus which takes 12h 50m and costs ₹750 - ₹1,200.

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The bus from Vellore to Tuticorin takes 12h 50m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Vellore to Thoothukudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Vellore Cant (VLR) station.

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The best way to get from Vellore to Thoothukudi is to bus which takes 12h 50m and costs ₹750 - ₹1,200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹850 - ₹2,400 and takes 16h.

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Map of how to get from Vellore to Thoothukudi.
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  • Distance: 296.4 miles
  • Duration: 12h 50m

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

SETC operates a bus from Vellore to Thoothukudi hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 12h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vellore to Thoothukudi via Madurai Junction (MDU) in around 16h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
Flights from Bengaluru to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Vellore Cant (VLR) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Tuti Melur (TME)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruparankndrm (TDN) to Tuti Melur (TME)
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Vellore to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
tnstc.in
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Vellore to Bangalore
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Vellore to Thoothukudi
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Friends Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 416 233 34 44
Website
friendstrackcalltaxi.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 416 28 88 999
Website
vellore.fasttractcalltaxi.in
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Tuticorin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Vellore to Thoothukudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Tuti Melur (TME) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vellore to Thoothukudi is 535 km. It takes approximately 7h 54m to drive from Vellore to Thoothukudi.

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Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Tuticorin Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Thoothukudi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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