Madurai to Chennai

Madurai to Chennai

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Transportation from Madurai to Chennai

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How to get from Madurai to Chennai

When you want to get from Madurai to Chennai, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about INR 20,406. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as INR 230.

How far is Madurai from Chennai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Madurai to Chennai. Your trip will be a total of 337 miles (542 km). The flying distance is 260 miles (417 km).

How long does it take to get from Madurai to Chennai?

The travel time from Madurai to Chennai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Madurai to Chennai?

The cost of the trip from Madurai to Chennai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Indian Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as INR 230 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as INR 20,406.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Madurai to Chennai:

  • Train tickets - INR 231 to INR 2,893;
  • Bus tickets - INR 495 to INR 2,202;
  • Plane tickets - INR 3,397 to INR 3,978;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from INR 15,815 to INR 20,406.

How many trips per day are there between Madurai and Chennai?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Madurai to Chennai depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Madurai to Chennai any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Madurai to Chennai. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is INR 3,397.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Madurai to Chennai
Air India, IndiGo

Buses

Taking a bus from Madurai to Chennai is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Madurai to Chennai. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as INR 15,815.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Madurai to Chennai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Madurai to Chennai? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.