The Distance between Thrissur to Madurai is 282Kms by road. 5 different operators provide bus service from Thrissur to Madurai with 6 daily buses. Pee Gee Travels, Sps Travels India, KPN Travels are the major operators of Thrissur to Madurai route. Thrissur to Madurai bus timings vary with different operator and bus type, the journey takes 6hrs 30min to 9hrs to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 11:00 PM and last bus at 11:15 PM. Thrissur to Madurai bus fare ranges from Rs.475 to Rs.700 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Thrissur to Madurai can be comfortable and easy as there are many types of buses available for travellers. Different type of buses are available in this route like A/C Semisleeper, Non A/C Semisleeper, A/C Sleeper. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Thrissur to Madurai has become very easy.
Thrissur, or as previously know Trichur, traces its roots back in history as a centre of regional, cultural and spiritual epitome in India. Crowned as the ‘Cultural Capital of Kerala’, Thrissur is home to the most vibrant and colourful temple festival of the state- Thrissur Pooram. Held in April and May, this festival exhibits various cultural arts and dance forms, thus, attracting a number of domestic and foreign visitors. The city is well connected to the rest of the country by road, rail and air. The Thrissur Bus services make commuting to and from the city very convenient, owing to the regular Thrissur Bus timing offered for all major stations. Thrissur to Munnar, Thrissur to Chennai, Thrissur to Coimbatore are some of the chief links connecting to the city.
Madurai, also known as the temple city, is located on the banks of River Vaigai. Famous for the magnificent ornate temple, Madurai is also known as ‘thoonganagaram’ or the city that never sleeps. Meenakshi Amman Temple, the landmark temple of Madurai, is dedicated to Parvati and Lord Shiva. Some of the other places with religious importance are Koodal Azhagar Koil, Alagarkovil, Lord Subramanya Temple, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Thiruparankundram, Kazimar Big Mosque, Hazrat Sultan Sikandhar Badushah Dargah and Noopura Gangai. Trek enthusiasts can trek through the Azhagar forest to the highest point in the area called Phalaianaiparai which commands extensive views of the Silambar, Periyaruvi and Bison valley. The national monument Thirumalai Nayak Palace, constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style by Thirumalai Nayakar in 1636 CE, is an example of architectural grandeur. Gandhi Memorial Museum, Eco Park, Rajaji Children Park, and MGR Race Course Stadium are the other attractions in Madurai city.
I booked my ticket by SPS travels in AC Sleeper for four persons. The Bus which was schedule to arrive at 11.00 PM was arrived at 12.45 PM only. Alappat travels near the Thriussur Railway station was the boarding point. However the person on duty in the above office refused to allow us even to sit in his office in the stools meant for travelling public by stating that we have not booked tickets at his office. Any travels while allowing passengers for boarding at a different city/town should arrange for some place for the passengers to wait. This is required more in Kerala state where the shoppers and every body are closing their shops before 9 PM
Very nice journey
The A/c sleeper bus we have booked did not come inside Trissur. The non-ac bus took us to NH from there we boarded our bus. But they should provide proper seating at least in the bus which takes us to the main bus. But for that the trip was good.
Some windos slightly closed windows open at the time of running