Madurai by Train


Reaching Madurai by train is one of the options of traveling to this famous city of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is renowned throughout the world for the Meenakshi temple. Tourists from India as well as abroad visit this place throughout the year. Traveling to Madurai by train allows people to witness the beautiful landscape of the area.

Madurai is connected with some of the major stations of India like Chennai, Howrah and Mumbai. Trains from the northern and eastern part of the country halt at Madurai on their journey to Kanyakumari and other southern cities. Indian Railways also operate direct trains to Madurai from Chennai, Jammu Tawai, Kurla, Nizamuddin and Pothanur.

The trains from Chennai are known as Vaigai Express and Pandiyan Express, which operate daily. The train from Pothanur also runs on a daily basis while the Jammu-Tawai Express runs on thursdays and Sundays. The Kurla- Madurai Express runs on Saturdays and the Nizamuddin- Madurai Express operates on Thursdays and Sundays.

Besides these trains, a host of other trains halt at Madurai Station. These are:  
  • Chennai - Tuticorin Express
  • Chennai - Tirunelveli Express
  • Chennai - Kanniyakumari Express
  • Chennai - Trivandrum Express
  • Chennai – Nagarcoil Express
  • Chennai – Guruvayur Express
  • Mysore - Tuticorin Express
  • Mumbai – Nagercoil Express
  • Nizamuddin – Kanniyakumari Express
  • Howrah – Kanyakumari Express
All these trains run in pairs and also stop on their return journey. The time allotted for stopping at Madurai is 10 minutes for these trains.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011