Chennai to Madurai route is spread over at a distance of 478Kms by road. 91 different operators provide bus service from Chennai to Madurai with 227 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Chennai to Madurai are Parveen Travels, KPN Travels having the maximum number of services. On Average, Chennai to Madurai travel time is 4hrs 50min and can go up to 11hrs 30min depending on the type of bus, operator and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 12:30 PM and last bus at 11:35 PM. The lowest Chennai to Madurai bus fare being Rs.333 and the highest being Rs.1696 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Chennai 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 . Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Chennai to Madurai has become very easy.
Chennai, earlier known as Madras or Madarasapatinam, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is located along the Coromandel Coast in the eastern coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal. It is a renowned centre of culture and heritage. Chennai is also an important centre of education and is home to many famous academic institutions. Chennai is a well-known centre of Carnatic music, and it has a lively theatre backdrop as well. It is famous for housing several illustrious Bharata Natyam (traditional dance form of Tamil Nadu) schools and academies. The Tamil film industry, the second largest film industry in India, is based in Chennai. Chennai is well connected with other important cities of India and abroad. The most popular means of travel to Chennai is roadways and there are many bus services available to various towns like Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Tiruvananthapuram among others.
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.
Enjoyed the ride quality. Benz was excellent. No back pain though gone through back surgery two years ago. Will repeat whenever possible.
Really dirty bed and sheets. I did feared of carrying bed bugs. It was very filthy bed and bed sheets. Will not book my travel again with kpn
Very old bus. Reached very late to Madurai by 9am. Bus stopped at Thiruchy for 1hr..
Not happy wth d service . Bus timing was at 9.15 pm but d bus came at 10:50 pm .. I booked a sleeper for my female relative .. seems d bus got stopped due to some problem n later they arranged for a semi sleeper .. Decided not to travel in thangam travels in d future !!!