chennai to madurai Trains Route Details

Number of Trains from chennai to madurai 36 Trains
Distance from chennai to madurai By Train: 472 Km
Fastest Train from chennai to madurai : TEJAS EXP(02614)
Slowest Train from chennai to madurai : TCN CHENNAI EXP(16106)

Chennai Central to Madurai Jn Train Tickets

20 trains are available for commuters who wish to travel between the capital of Tamil Nadu and Madurai. The route encompases through the cities of Erode, Karur, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Dindigul, Salem and more. Madurai is famous for its jasmine plantation, called 'Madurai Malli'. Madurai experiences a temperature of 28°C during the day which can drop to 17°C at night. Also, one may get to view a clear sky around this time.

Covering a distance of 497 kms in 07 hours and 40 mins, Nagercoil EXP is the fastest among all the trains that run along this route. But it is available only on Thu. The train leaves at 18:55 from Chennai Egmore and reaches Madurai Jn at 02:35 on the next day. Covering a distance of 698 kms in 11 hours and 45 mins, Nagercoil EXP is the slowest among all the trains that run along this route. Unlike the fastest train, it takes an alternate route and passes through the state of Karnataka.

DDN MDU SF EXP, Nagercoil EXP and MDU Duronto EXP (3 trains in all) run directly between Chennai Central and Madurai Jn. Out of all the trains, MDU Duronto EXP is the only train that runs between Chennai and Madurai without any halts. Most trains pass through the major stations of Dindigul Jn, Tiruchchirapali and Chengalpattu.

DDN MDU SF EXP is the earliest train for this route leaving Chennai Central at 02:35 while the last train is MAS MDU AC EXP that leaves Chennai Central at 22:30. Considering the duration of the journey, boarding MAS MDU AC EXP from Chennai Central would be convenient as it reaches Madurai Jn at 07:20.

Kodai Lake can be visited if time permits, as it is located a little away from Madurai.