Madurai to Chennai route is spread over at a distance of 454Kms by road. 64 different operators provide bus service from Madurai to Chennai with 147 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Madurai to Chennai are Parveen Travels, KPN Travels having the maximum number of services. On Average, Madurai to Chennai travel time is 5hrs 45min and can go up to 9hrs 30min depending on the type of bus, operator and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 01:20 AM and last bus at 11:59 PM. The lowest Madurai to Chennai bus fare being Rs.349 and the highest being Rs.1599 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Madurai to Chennai 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 Non A/C Sleeper (2+1), Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semisleeper, A/C Sleeper, Non A/C Semisleeper, Non A/C Seater. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Madurai to Chennai has become very easy.
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.
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.
Till 15 minutes past scheduled time, we didnt know where and when bus will arrive.. No one was answering phone.. Then one person asked us to cross across the road and board a bus.. Bus started 30 minutes late.. I requested bus staff to drop me at Bomannahalli.. But bus dropped me 15 kilometers before Bomannahalli.. I couldnt recognize that place and had to walk to get an Auto.. Paid Rs.300 to reach Bomannahalli.. I wouldnt recommend Orange Tour and Travel to my friends..
Had a nice journey. Reached tambaram within 7 hours and 15 mins, might due to the travel on Saturday. But its good.
Worst behavior by staff n booked seats were not allotted.. Bus quality is bad and very bad punctuality..
Good part about the bus - the seat lights were working which does not work in majority of the buses and quality was good. There was a mike system to announce the bus stop name. Bad part was they did not announce all the stops which other buses usually announce.