Madurai to Kanyakumari Distance

Madurai To Kanyakumari

(Kanyakumari To Madurai)

Best way to travel from Madurai to Kanyakumari

Total distance 245 km
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Madurai is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu and known for its unique gleam. Kanyakumari is located at a distance of around 247 km from Madurai. Kanyakumari is well connected to the city of Madurai by railways and roadways. But the best way to travel Kanyakumari from Madurai is by train, a journey of about 5 hours. The places during the journey from Madurai to Kanyakumari are Madurai Jn - 43 km-> Virudunagar Jn- 27 km-> Satur - 21 km-> Kovilpatti -65 km -> Tirunelveli - 42 km-> Valliyur - 32 km-> Nagarcoil Jn - 15 km-> Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari Express and Rmm Cape Express can be the best choice. Enjoy the fast food and south Indian snacks at the Railway stations.

Transport options from Madurai to Kanyakumari

Madurai to Kanyakumari By Car: Take a car or hire taxi to travel Kanyakumari from Madurai, a journey of around 6 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR 11 to INR 14 depends upon the type of car. Petrol Pumps of HP and India Oil, ATMs, and several small food joints and restaurants are available on the route. Suitable to travel for families, senior citizens and groups.

Madurai to Kanyakumari By Bus: Plenty of buses ply from Madurai to Kanyakumari. A/c, Non A/c, Volvo, semi-sleeper all are available at reasonable fare. Night journey is suitable as it is journey of around 6 hours. Ideal for backpackers, individuals and youngsters.

Madurai to Kanyakumari By Train: Direct trains are available from Madurai to Kanyakumari. Journey from Madurai to Kanyakumari is 5 hours long and express trains are available at Madurai Junction. Not a long journey thus, suitable for families, senior citizens and groups

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Chandan Parasar

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Chandan Parasar
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Apr 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
It was good experience while traveling from Madurai to Kanyakumari. We reached there in a great morning and a wonderful experience in Kanyakumari. The meditation hall at Vivekananda Rock Memorial was very awesome and the Sunrise and Sunset was very memorable. The three sea meeting point also very attractive and memorable.
Train name (Train no): Kanyakumari Exp (12633)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Madurai Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kanniyakumari
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  The Gopi Nivas Grand | Kanyakumari
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  • 13 votes

Jagadeesh Parimi

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Jagadeesh Parimi
5/7
Posted Apr 4, 2015 Apr 4, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
We took bus from Madurai Bus Stop to Kanyakumari. We dont have any reservation to Kanyakumari. But lucky enough to get a semi sleeper bus operated by Tamilnadu road transport. Bus was okay and it started at 10:30 pm. We reached Kanyakumari by 4 am. I thought I was going to miss the sunrise. But thankful to the driver who reached the destination on time.
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Bus operator: SETC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
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  • 159 votes

Nirmal Kumar

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Nirmal Kumar
6.8/7
Posted Dec 4, 2014 Dec 4, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
We took an AC coach to travel from Madurai to Kanya kumari. This made our journey comfortable and free from tiredness. And something to say about SRM Travels we were so much impressed with the travels. They were punctual enough and the bus was with superior quality and luxurious too. Over all we had a luxurious and sophisticated journey. This is well suite for long travel.
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Bus operator: SRM Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  | Vivekananda Rock Memorial
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  • 31 votes

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Senthil kumar N
5/7
Posted May 23, 2014 May 23, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Nice four lane highway roads if you choose NH7. Takek a round trip to cover Thirunelveli (Nellaiappar Temple, Lala Mittai Kadai Halwa) and Tiruchendur (Sea shore temple of Lord Muruga). Roads are not great near Tiruchendur. You can have a good view of the wind mills on the way to Kanyakumari.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
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  • 13 votes

Praveen

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Praveen
4/7
Posted Mar 28, 2014 Mar 28, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
It takes 7 hours in Bus from Madurai to Kanyakumari. 10 and half hours in Bus from Kanyakumari to Rameshwaram. 6-7 hours in Bus/Car from Rameshwaram to Kodaikanal. You have only ordinary Tamil Nadu Govt Buses plying from Madurai to Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram. It's ok to try the bus - only if you are a travel freak, enjoy the green all around you and enjoy the adventurous travel. Otherwise, it's hectic.
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Bus operator: SETC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
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Madurai to Kanyakumari By Train (214 Km)

Madurai ––› Kanyakumari
By Train 214 Km
Madurai to Kanyakumari by Train (214 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Mad... Kan... M T W T F S S
12633 Kanyakumari Exp Madurai Junction 01:55 06:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12642 Thirukkural Exp Madurai Junction 03:25 08:45 Y N N N N Y N
12665 Kannyakumari Express Madurai Junction 06:35 11:40 Y N N N N N N
22621 Rmm Cape Express Madurai Junction 23:40 04:05 Y N N Y N Y N
12789 Rmm Cape Exp Madurai Junction 23:40 04:05 Y N N Y N Y N
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Madurai to Kanyakumari By Car/Taxi (214 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 7 1498
Chevrolet Tavera 8 1712
Toyota Qualis 8 1712
Tata Indica A/C 9 1926
Toyota Qualis A/C 11 2354
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:214 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 7 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:214 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Rmm Cape Exp (12789), Kanyakumari Exp (12633)
    • Last station:Kanyakumari
    • Total distance:214 km
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    • Nearest Airport:Thiruvanantapuram
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