Chennai to Rameshwaram Distance

Chennai To Rameshwaram

(Rameshwaram To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Rameshwaram

Total distance 554 km
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Rameshwaram is located at about 571 km from Chennai. It is considered as one of the holiest places for Hindus in India and is well-connected by rail, road and air. However, the best way to reach Rameshwaram from Chennai is by car, a journey of around 12 hours. The places covered between Chennai to Rameshwaram include Chennai - 82km -> Maduranthakam - 79km -> Villupuram - 112km -> Perambalur - 62km -> Tiruchirapalli - 54km -> Pudukkottai - 54km -> Devakottai - 59km -> Devipattinam - 69km -> Rameshwaram. There are several petrol pumps of Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and HP, apart from hospitals, ATMs and road-side dhabas on the route.

Transport options from Chennai to Rameshwaram

Chennai to Rameshwaram By Car: Take a cab from Chennai to Rameshwaram, which takes around 12 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

Chennai to Rameshwaram By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Rameshwaram, which takes around 10 hours. Several government luxury buses operated by the Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation buses are available. Ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.

Chennai to Rameshwaram By Train: Take a direct train from Chennai to Rameshwaram that takes around 12 hours. Mandapan station is just 2 km away from Rameshwaram. From the station, you can take auto-rickshaw or bus to reach the city centre. Ideal for families with kids and senior citizens.

Chennai to Rameshwaram By Flight: Take a flight from Chennai to Madurai, the nearest airport to Rameshwaram and takes aver an hour. Rameshwaram city centre is situated at a distance of about 163 km from Madurai airport. You can take a cab to reach the city centre that takes around 3 hours. Comfortable and ideal for families travelling with senior citizens and kids.

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Yuvaneswaran Jp

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Yuvaneswaran Jp
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Oct 27, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We have started our journey with Sedan type taxi with 3 friends accompanying me. We travelled through GST Road with all excitement with us. We crossed Ramnad, Devakottai and all. In Devakottai we can see Chettiar Houses they are good proof to our ancient architecture. After that when we reached Pappan Pallam, there will be more excited to see a sea on both sides in middle of the bridge & also the crossing of Train in that bridge. In all over india this is the only bridge which has roadway bridge higher than the railway bridge. What a creativity and architecture we amazed with it.

There are more small islands & Theerthan to visit there but due to time concern we visited few places only Like,
1. Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Samathi
2. Vivekananda Mandapam
3. Ariyaman Beach
4. Rameshwaram Temple etc.

We will advise travellers to spend at least 3-5 days to halt on this place to view all the attraction.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45
Trip Includes:  | Ariyaman Beach
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Shiva Murugan
6.5/7
Posted Apr 17, 2015 Apr 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The Rameshwarm Express reaches early in morning by around 4:15 Am. If you are away by around 3:30 you can witness the train passing through the Pamban Bridge. If you can take a quick bath and go to the temple early in morning. You can have darshan of Spadiga Lingam. Its in view for the public only from 4:30 Am to 6 Am everyday.

The holy wells in temple are open only from 6 Am.
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Train name (Train no): Rameswaram Exp (16101)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Rameswaram
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Blue Coral Cottage | Rameshwaram
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Visavanathan
4.5/7
Posted Sep 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
Ride on Pamban Bridge was an enjoyable moment. We departed from Chennai at 9 pm and reached Rameswaram at 8 am. The climate was hot but we enjoyed the new welcoming atmosphere. Buses were not allowed inside the city. So we had to take an auto to the hotel. For security reasons no vehicles were permitted to go near the temple and so we had to walk 10 metres to MCM Towers which was very close to the temple. We returned to Chennai by Sethu Express.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
Trip Includes:  | Rameshwaram
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Sundar Rajan
6.5/7
Posted Sep 26, 2014 Sep 26, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
It was a wonderful experience travelling in the train from Chennai to Rameshwaram and it was a new experience while travelling in the Pamban Bridge in the middle of the sea and overall it was excellent. The train was in good condition and we have enjoyed the journey.
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Train name (Train no): Rameswaram Exp (16713)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Rameswaram
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Blue Coral Cottage | Rameshwaram
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Karthikeyan Murugesan
6.8/7
Posted Aug 19, 2014 Aug 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
I travelled in SRS Travels from Chennai to Rameshwaram for last month in sleeper non-AC. The bus service was very good and I like the experience. And the travels reached the destination in scheduled time. Bus sleeper was very good. Then they reached the boarding point at the particular time. Bus quality was very good and the bus took halts at hygienic food places.
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Bus operator: SRS Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
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  • Comfortable seats
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Chennai to Rameshwaram By Train (432 Km)

Chennai ––› Rameshwaram
By Train 432 Km
Chennai to Rameshwaram by Train (432 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Ram... M T W T F S S
14260 Bsb Rmm Express Chennai Egmore 10:50 01:15 N N N N N N Y
16701 Rameswaram Express Chennai Egmore 21:40 11:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16713 Rameswaram Exp Chennai Egmore 17:00 04:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
18496 Bbs Rmm Express Chennai Egmore 09:20 23:55 N N N N Y N N
06009 Coimbatore Express Chennai Central 19:30 08:45 N N N N N N Y
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Chennai to Rameshwaram By Car/Taxi (432 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 4752
Toyota Qualis 11 4752
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 5184
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 5184
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 5616
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:432 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:432 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Rameswaram Exp (6101), Rameswaram Exp (6101)
    • Last station:Rameshwaram
    • Total distance:432 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:432 km
    • Nearest Airport:Madurai
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