madurai to chennai Trains Route Details

Number of Trains from madurai to chennai 21 Trains
Distance from madurai to chennai By Train: 472 Km
Fastest Train from madurai to chennai : VAIGAI EXP(12635)
Slowest Train from madurai to chennai : NAGERCOIL EXP(12689)

Madurai Jn to Chennai Central Train Tickets

As a means of transport, 19 trains are available from Madurai to Chennai. The trains pass through the cities of Kodaikanal, Katpadi, Tiruchirapalli, Erode, Jolarpettai, Tiruppattur, Morappur, Karur and more. Chennai experiences a temperature of 28°C during the day which can drop to 25°C at night. Also, one may get to view a clear sky around this time. Chennai is termed as 'India’s Health Capital' and is ranked as a beta-level city in Global Cities Index.

Vaigai EXP is the fastest among all the trains that run along this route covering a distance of 497 kms in 07 hours and 35 mins. It is available throughout the week. The train leaves at 07:00 from Madurai Jn and reaches Chennai Egmore at 14:35 on the same day. The slowest of all the trains on this route is NCJ Chennai EXP, taking 11 hours and 55 mins to cover 698 kms. Taking an alternate route, it also passes through the state of Karnataka.

3 trains run directly between Madurai Jn and Chennai Central namely, NCJ Chennai EXP, MAS Duronto EXP and Dehradun EXP. Almost all the trains between Madurai and Chennai pass through Dindigul Jn, Tiruchchirapali and Chengalpattu stations. To avoid local travel hassle one may chose MAS Duronto EXP, as it is the only train that runs between Madurai and Chennai without taking any halts.

Considering the travel time, boarding Nellai Express from Madurai Jn would be convenient as it departs at 22:15. NCJ Chennai EXP is the earliest train for this route leaving Madurai Jn at 00:30 while the last train is Anantapuri EXP that leaves Madurai Jn at 23:05.

When in Chennai, your itinerary should definitely include visiting Besant Nagar Beach (Edward Elliot's Beach), Marina Beach, M A Chidambaram Stadium and Thiruvanmiyur Beach.