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Madurai to Chennai by train

The journey from Madurai to Chennai by train is 263.63 mi and takes 8 hr 18 min. There are 22 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:10 AM and the last at 11:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Madurai to Chennai by train for as little as $6.44 or as much as $34.07. The best price for this journey is $6.44.

Lowest Price$6.44
Journey Duration8 hr 18 min
Connection per Day22
Lowest Price$6.44
Highest Price$34.07
First Departure12:10 AM
Last Departure11:45 PM
Distance263.63 mi
DepartureMadurai
ArrivalChennai
CarriersIndian Railways IR, IndianRail

Madurai to Chennai Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Madurai to Chennai by train?

On average, a train ticket from Madurai to Chennai will cost you $14.89. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $6.44. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Madurai to Chennai. On average, though, you'll pay about $14.89 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long does the journey from Madurai to Chennai take by train?

The journey between Madurai and Chennai by train is approximately 263.63 mi. It will take you more or less 8 hr 18 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Madurai and Chennai is around 263.63 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 8 hr 18 min. However, the fastest routes between Madurai and Chennai take 2 hr 30 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

Which stations can I use on the Madurai to Chennai route?

In Madurai, departure stations include MGR Bus Terminus. When you arrive in Chennai, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Chennai Chetpat,Chennai International Airport,Chennai, Central,Egmore Railway Station,Chennai Fort,CMBT,Chennai Central,Chennai Beach. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do departures from Madurai leave for Chennai?

If you want to get from Madurai to Chennai, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 22 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 22 direct journeys between Madurai and Chennai. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 0 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Madurai to Chennai. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Madurai to Chennai
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Madurai to Chennai.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Madurai to Chennai, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Madurai to Chennai.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Chennai by train

When travelling to Chennai by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Madurai to Chennai CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
29.7kg
Bus
31.82kg
Flight
84.85kg
Car
67.88kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Madurai to Chennai by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Madurai and Chennai are 29.7kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Madurai and Chennai? By taking the train between Madurai and Chennai you will save 55.15kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.12kg compared to a bus and 38.18kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Madurai to Chennai?
A train ticket from Madurai to Chennai is $14.89. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $6.44.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Madurai to Chennai?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Madurai to Chennai is $6.44. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Madurai and Chennai by train?
Madurai to Chennai is 263.63 mi.
How long does the train between Madurai and Chennai take?
Madurai to Chennai is on average 8 hr 18 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 30 min.
Which companies operate from Madurai to Chennai?
The train journey from Madurai to Chennai is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Indian Railways IR and IndianRail.
How many train connections per day go from Madurai to Chennai?
Madurai to Chennai has 22 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Madurai to Chennai leave?
The earliest train from Madurai to Chennai departs at 12:10 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Madurai to Chennai depart?
The latest train from Madurai to Chennai departs at 11:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Madurai to Chennai in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $6.44 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Madurai to Chennai?
There are on average 22 direct connection(s) from Madurai to go to Chennai.
What's the fastest journey time between Madurai to Chennai by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Madurai and Chennai is 2 hr 30 min.
Is there a direct train from Madurai to Chennai?
Yes, there is a direct train between Madurai and Chennai.
What are the CO2 emissions for Madurai to Chennai by train?
The train journey from Madurai to Chennai creates 29.7kg of CO2 emissions.

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