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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Karthikeyan Murugesan
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  • 1 Review
Karthikeyan Murugesan
6.8/7
Posted 3 days ago 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.
Bus operator: SRS Travels
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
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Vishwanathan
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Vishwanathan
6.5/7
Posted Apr 1, 2014 Apr 1, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
We choose train to travel to Rameshwaram. We booked 3 AC ticket just one week before 2 families as group travelled and travelling is good. Train reached right time at Devi Pattinam. There we worshipped Rama's Nava pasana Navagraga Temple at sea shore area. Then we travelled to Rameswaram by Taxi. Taxi driver Mr. Kannan very good and he helped lot to visit the temple very quick and comfortably, then we went to Dhanush Kodi and very surprised to see temples and old houses, rain stations and church etc.
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Train name (Train no): Chennai Egmore Rameshwaram (Sethu) Express (16713)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Rameswaram
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Hotel MCM Towers
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Tiru Murgan
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  • 4 Reviews
Tiru Murgan
6/7
Posted Dec 28, 2013 Dec 28, 2013
Mode of Transport:Car
The travel was good. Since we took a car, we could stop wherever we wanted to. That is the best part about having a car. On the way we did stop at couple of places for photographs. There are roadside food stalls where you can go and have a plate of Alu Bada/Idly/Dhosa or you can have a cup of tea/coffee.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
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Hari Prasath
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Hari Prasath
7/7
Posted Nov 29, 2013 Nov 29, 2013
Mode of Transport:Car
It is around 575 km from Chennai, I started in the morning by 10 am and I reached Ramashwaram by 6 pm, the roads are good and at only few places their was some bridge construction going on and have to take some deviation. Their are to many tolls that you have to pay.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Sedan
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Sesh
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  • 3 Reviews
Sesh
5/7
Posted Nov 24, 2013 Nov 24, 2013
Mode of Transport:Train
I have booked this train ten days before and the train started from Chennai Egmore at 5 pm it is on time and reached Rameswarm at 5 am. The train boogie is clean but the toilets are not good even no light in the toilets. Some chit chat done with fellow passengers at Villupuram. I have taken water bottle and some biscuits. Some of the passengers told their experience about Rameswaram.
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Train name (Train no): Chennai Egmore Rameshwaram (Sethu) Express (16713)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Rameswaram
 4.50/7
This station has
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Trip Includes:  Island Star Hotel
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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 Varanasi-Rameshwaram Express Chennai Egmore 10:50 01:15 N N N N N N Y
16701 Boatmail Express Chennai Egmore 21:40 11:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16713 Chennai Egmore Rameshwaram (Sethu) Express Chennai Egmore 17:00 04:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
18496 Bhubaneswar-Rameswaram Weekly Express Chennai Egmore 09:20 23:55 N N N N Y N N
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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
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 5184
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 5184
Toyota Qualis A/C 13 5616
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Road/Route Map For Chennai To Rameshwaram

Driving directions from Chennai to Rameshwaram
  • 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:Chennai Egmore Rameshwaram (Sethu) Express (16713), Varanasi-Rameshwaram Express (14260)
    • Last station:Rameshwaram
    • Total distance:432 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:432 km
    • Nearest Airport:Madurai
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    • Hotel reviews: 1497
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