Madurai to Rameshwaram Distance

Madurai To Rameshwaram

(Rameshwaram To Madurai)

Best way to travel from Madurai to Rameshwaram

Total distance 169 km
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Rameshwaram is a beautiful city of temples located in the state of Tamil Nadu. This city is known for its divine beauty. Rameshwaram is well connected to the city of Madurai by railways and roadways with the distance of 168 km. However, the best way to travel Rameshwaram from Madurai is by road. It is around 4 hours journey. Direct buses, taxies and cabs are available from Madurai to Rameshwaram. On the route, several petrol pumps of Bharat Petroleum, Indian Oil and HP, medical shops and hospitals, ATMs and road-side snack points and restaurants are located.

Transport options from Madurai to Rameshwaram

Madurai to Rameshwaram By Car: Take a cab to travel from Madurai to Rameshwaram which takes around 4 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR 10 to INR 22per kilometer, depending upon the type of car. Take NH 49 to travel from Madurai to Rameshwaram. Meals at dhabas and restaurants can be enjoyed during the journey. Journey by cabs is ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

Madurai to Rameshwaram By Bus: Direct buses are available from Madurai to Rameshwaram at intervals of 30 minutes. NH 49 connects Rameshwaram to Madurai. It is a 4 hour journey by bus. As not a long journey, it is suitable for families, senior citizens and single travellers.

Madurai to Rameshwaram By Train: Direct and regular express trains are available from Madurai to Rameshwaram. Rameshwaram Kanyakumari Express and Rameshwaram Madurai Passenger trains are best and takes 4 hours to reach Rameshwaram from Madurai. Places include in the train route are Madurai Jn. - 47km-> Manamadurai Jn. - 24 km - >Paramkudi - 36km - > Ramankanthapuram - 54 km - > Rameshwaram. Tea and snacks stalls, rest rooms, waiting rooms, book stalls are available on the stations. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

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Swarna kamal
  • Swarna kamal
  • 6 photos
  • 6 Reviews
Swarna kamal
6/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Jan 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The road condition was good and consistent. No tolls on the way. We stopped twice for coconut water and tea. We crossed small villages as we went, so you cannot increase your speed much. The road is also a bit narrow at some places, though should not be a problem, since the traffic is less.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd/Madurai-Rameshwaram Rd
Trip Includes:  Hotel SS Grand
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Mahesh Reddy
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
Mahesh Reddy
6/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jan 3, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
I travelled to Rameswaram from Madurai by train and it was a nice experience and I went with my family. On the way we reached Rameswaram and first we went on Pamban Bridge and it was a nice experience. Travelling on water over 2.5 km cool breeze, nice sightseeing, boating, fishing etc. Must travel place.
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Train name (Train no): Rameswaram Exp (16713)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Madurai Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Rameswaram
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
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Prerit Maheshwari
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  • 7 Reviews
Prerit Maheshwari
5/7
Posted 2 months ago Nov 29, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We planned the vacation from 31st, May 2012 to 19th June 2012 to visit Madurai and Rameswaram. We started the journey by train from Agra Thirukkural Exp in the morning and reached Madurai the next day morning. In Madurai we visited Meenkashi Temple, Thirumalainaick Palace and later travelled to Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Gandhi Museum. Scenes from the train were good and the journey to Madurai is really good but beware of pick-pocketers.

After Madurai we hired a taxi and started our journey to Rameswaram. We caught NH-49 from Madurai and reached Rameswaram within 3.30 hrs. We just stopped before Pamban Bridge to see bluish great ocean from there (seems very good if you are from inland areas, I am from U.P.).

In Rameswaram we visited-Ramanathaswamy Temple(must visit), its nearby sea shore (very beautiful), Dhanushkodi, Tample Tanks, Abdul Kalam sir's birth house etc. Really a very beautiful place to visit.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 49
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  • 2 votes

Sabari Nath
  • Sabari Nath
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 3 Reviews
Sabari Nath
6/7
Posted 3 months ago Oct 25, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
We travelled by car. Rameshwaram is a beautiful place to go with family and friends. The Siva Temple was very nice. The beach was nice to watch and swim. The family members enjoyed with fun and religious. The fantastic sea food. I liked the unlimited fish meals. But Tamil Nadu tourism want to improve the place for cleaning.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd/Madurai-Rameshwaram Rd
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Saurabh
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  • 3 Reviews
Saurabh
6/7
Posted Mar 26, 2014 Mar 26, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Great coastal road to Rameshwaram, passes by a railway line right in the middle of the ocean. Excellent view on both the sides. Not much traffic hence less travelling time. The new bridge is a good place to stop by and click some pics. There are not many eating joints on the way, better you fill yourself from Madhurai.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd/Madurai-Rameshwaram Rd
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I had visited Rameshwaram with my parents during a Southern pilgrimage trip. The trip was great and the location of the hotel helped a lot towards saving huge amount of travelling time. The hotel is situated just 2 minutes by walk from the holy temple and the sea. Ideal place for pilgrims to...more »
Trip Includes:  | Rameshwaram
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Madurai to Rameshwaram By Train (148 Km)

Madurai ––› Rameshwaram
By Train 148 Km
Madurai to Rameshwaram by Train (148 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Mad... Ram... M T W T F S S
16734 Rameswaram Express Madurai Junction 16:05 19:45 N Y N N N N N
16779 Tpty Rmm Exp Madurai Junction 04:50 08:45 N Y N N Y N Y
22622 Cape Rmm Express Madurai Junction 02:20 05:20 N Y N N Y N Y
56721 Madurai Rameswaram Passenger Madurai Junction 00:15 03:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
56723 Madurai Rameswaram Passenger Madurai Junction 06:45 10:30 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Madurai to Rameshwaram By Car/Taxi (148 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 7 1036
Chevrolet Tavera 8 1184
Toyota Qualis 8 1184
Tata Indica A/C 9 1332
Toyota Qualis A/C 11 1628
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Road/Route Map For Madurai To Rameshwaram

Driving directions from Madurai to Rameshwaram
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:148 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 7 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:148 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Madurai Rameswaram Passenger (56723), Madurai Rameswaram Passenger (56721)
    • Last station:Rameshwaram
    • Total distance:148 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:148 km
    • Nearest Airport:Madurai
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 30 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 1893
    • Awards: 13 of 45 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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