chennai to madurai Trains Route Details

Number of Trains from chennai to madurai 16 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 MS EXPRESS(06106)

Chennai Egmore to Madurai Jn Train Tickets

20 trains transit between Chennai and Madurai, linking the capital of Tamil Nadu to Madurai. The trains run along the cities of Arakkonam, Dindigul, Katpadi, Vaniyambadi, Erode, Salem, Ambur, Jolarpettai and more. The temperature can go to as high as 32°C in Madurai during the day with an expectation of a clear sky. Madurai is famous for its jasmine plantation, called 'Madurai Malli'.

Nagercoil EXP is the slowest among all the trains that run along this route covering a distance of 698 kms in 11 hours and 45 mins. Taking an alternate route, it also passes through the state of Karnataka. Of all the trains between Chennai and Madurai, Nagercoil EXP is the fastest train covering a distance of 497 kms in 07 hours and 40 mins. 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.

There is a high likelihood of a train passing through Dindigul Jn, Tiruchchirapali and Villuparam Jn stations, as these are the most common stations along this route. Out of all the trains, MDU Duronto EXP is the only train that runs between Chennai and Madurai without any halts. Some trains run directly between Chennai Egmore and Madurai Jn like MS TN Link EXP, MS Guruvayur EX, Vaigai EXP, Tiruchendur EXP, Kanyakumari EXP and more.

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. 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.

Kodai Lake is worth visiting near Madurai.

About the Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Rail Route

The train route from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) is a popular route and is quite scenic. As it runs parallel to the Eastern Ghats, the passengers can get some beautiful views along the route. The trains pass through a number of stations in this route such as Chengalpattu (CGL), Tindivanam (TMV), Villupuram Junction (VM), and Tiruchirappalli (TPJ).

Popular Trains on Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Route

The Kanyakumari Express and Vaigai Express are two popular trains in the Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) route. Both these trains run every day of the week. The KanyaKumari Express leaves Chennai Egmore (MS) at 5:15 PM and reaches Madurai Junction (MDU) at 1 AM the next day. It passes through Chengalpattu (CGL), Villupuram Junction (VL), and Tiruchchirapalli (TPJ) on its route. The Vaigai Express leaves Chennai Egmore (MS) at 1:40 PM and reaches Madurai Junction (MDU) at 9:20 PM passing through Villupuram Junction (VM), Tiruchchirapalli (TPJ), and Sholavandan (SDN) station on its way. 

Average Fare for Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Train Tickets

For the Kanyakumari Express, the average fare for First AC (1A) is Rs. 1940, for Second AC (2A) Rs. 1150, for Third AC (3A) Rs. 815, and for Sleeper (SL) Rs. 315. 
The average fare for the Vaigai Express is Rs. 665 for AC Chair Car and Rs. 180 for Second Seating. 
Fares are discounted for children and senior citizens.

Popular hotels near Madurai Junction railway station (MDU)

There are a number of hotels located near the Madurai Junction Railway Station (MDU). Some of the more popular ones include Royal Court Hotel, Hotel Supreme, Hotel Chentur, Hotel Kaveri Mahal, and Madurai Residency. Heritage Madurai is about 3 Km from the railway station and one of the best in the city. It has well furnished rooms and suites for the comfort of its guests along with a restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center with gym, bar and lounge, and meeting rooms. It also provides conference facilities, business center, free high-speed internet, free breakfast, activities for children, and many more. The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai is another luxury hotel nearby, which provides various rooms and suites. It also has a restaurant, outdoor pool, tennis court, fitness center with gym, banquet room, bar and lounge, and meeting rooms. Other facilities include free internet, free parking, children’s activities, babysitting, airport transportation, and conference facilities. You can also choose accomodation from a list of best hotels in Madurai based on different categories ranging like 5 star hotels in Madurai, 4 star hotels in Madurai, 3 star hotels in Madurai, budget hotels in Madurai, cheap hotels and resorts in Madurai for your perusal.

Popular attractions near Madurai Junction railway station (MDU)

One of the most popular destinations of Madurai is the Meenakshi Temple, which is about a kilometer from the railway station. There are various temples and buildings that are architectural wonders. If you are visiting the city, you can take a tour of various popular tourist attractions including Koodal Azhagar Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Gandhi Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral Church, Goripalayam Dargah, Tirupparankunram, and the Madurai Government Museum. Other places that portray natural scenic beauty include Kutladampatti Falls, Samanar Hills, and Vaigai Dam. 


Q.1 - Which are the fastest trains on this route?

Ans: - The Vaigai Express, the Nellai Express, and the Pothigai Express are all fast trains in this route. All these trains cover the distance of 497 Km in 7 hours and 40 minutes. 

Q.2 - Which train takes the longest time to reach Madurai Junction (MDU) from Chennai Egmore (MS)?

Ans: - The Tiruchendur Express takes the longest time to reach Madurai Junction (MDU) to Chennai Egmore (MS). It takes 10 hours to cover the distance of 561 Km in this route.

Q.3 - How do I cancel a Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) train reservation?

Ans: - To cancel a Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU) train reservation, you need to first log in to the IRCTC page. Then click on the ‘Counter Ticket Cancellation’ link at the top right corner.

Q.4 - How many trains ply between Chennai Egmore (MS) to Madurai Junction (MDU)?

Ans: - There are currently 15 trains plying between Chennai Egmore (MS) and Madurai Junction (MDU).

Q.5 - Which are the other key stations on this route?

Ans: - Tambaram (TBM), Tindivanam (TMV), Vridhachalam Junction (VRI), and Srirangam (SRGM) are other key stations on this route.

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