Distance between Madurai and Chennai is 502 km. Both are the top largest cities of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is well connected to Chennai by air, road and rail. The best way to travel from Madurai to Chennai is by train a journey of around 10 hours. Some of the important places covered on the way include Madurai - 65km-> Dindigul - 102 km -> Tiruchirapalli - 62km -> Perambalur - 112km -> Villupuram - 79km -> Maduranthakam - 82km -> Chennai. Facilities of rest-rooms, drinking water, and snack corners are available at the railway stations.
Transport options from Madurai to Chennai
Madurai to Chennai By Train: Madurai Junction railway station is well connected to Chennai. Take a direct train from Madurai to Chennai, which takes approximately 10 hours. Ideal for senior citizens and families.
Madurai to Chennai By Car: Hire a cab from Madurai to Chennai, which takes around 10 hours. Approximate cost of cab per km ranges between INR 9 and INR 24, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and group travellers.
Madurai to Chennai By Bus: Take a direct bus from Madurai to Chennai that takes about 7 hours. State operated buses, private A/C and non A/C buses are available from Madurai at reasonable fare. Ideal for backpackers, individuals and youngsters.
Madurai to Chennai By Flight: Take a direct flight for Chennai from Madurai. Chennai Airport is located about 12 km from the centre of the city. From the airport take a cab which takes about 45 minutes to reach the city center. Expensive but ideal for individual, families and senior citizens
Good roads and excellent driving experience. Watch for pedestrian crossing from the dividers. Few tolls towards Chennai have a big queue. Total drive time about 6 hours including one stop for a short meal. Many coffee stops on the way if needed. A good four lane road separated by a divider.
This route has:
NH 45B and Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45
The journey was quite comfortable as the seats were really good. The entertainment through TV was also available and the sound was very moderate so that it does not disturb others. As soon as the film was over, the TV was also switched off so that we could sleep peacefully.
Bus started at perfect time from Madurai. But I reached Perungulatur around 10. 30, almost 4 hrs late. Every 2 hours they halt in motels. Then air condition is not working properly. Worst experience forever. Ticketgoose site is very useful site compare with other. My point of view National Travels is not preferable.
During winter, I prefer traveling in Non-A/c bus, but this time I had to travel uncertain and booked a Non-AC in Parveen Travels (Corona). The bus is simply superb with comfortable leg space and illumination was perfect.
The push back seat was good and it gave ample space to accommodate and hand-rest for individuals. TV was ON till everyone got to sleep and they turned Off, but not disturbing the elders that is so good of them.
The attendants were caring and sweet in their words. Helped each passenger to board off the bus and it reached the destination on time, Overall, experience was excellent !!!!
Had an worst experience with Sri Balaji Travels. Seat quality is very poor. It was started by an hour delay. All major transports from Madurai takes 7 hrs of journey to reach Chennai. This bus took more than 9 hours. And fumes started coming from the back wheel before 1 hr journey to Chennai. They have stopped for 15 min and restarted again.
Because of this initial delays, bus entered very late into the city outskirts, so they have skipped major stops and went through by pass roads.
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