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Madurai to Chennai Train Information

Distance
508 kms
Duration
08h 29m
Trains During Day
9
Trains At Night
22

Online Train Ticket Booking from Madurai to Chennai

Looking to book Madurai to Chennai trains? Booking a train ticket from Madurai to Chennai is now easier than ever on redRail. Whether you want to check the timetable for Madurai to Chennai trains or find the train seat availability from Madurai to Chennai, redRail is one-stop for all train enquiries. Madurai to Chennai are two of the popular cities in India, and trains are considered as one of the most efficient and convenient ways to travel between these cities.

To book a train from Madurai to Chennai, all you need to do is to enter your travel details on the top of the page, choose from the list of trains available, check out the desired train seat availability, and proceed to train ticket booking by entering your details and paying the cost. You can then receive the confirmed tickets shortly. The easy-to-understand and adaptable interface, easy railway ticket booking process, and affordable train fare make redRail a great choice for those looking to book a Madurai to Chennai train.

There are 31 trains running from Madurai to Chennai covering an approximate distance of 508 kms. While some trains run on a daily basis, others run weekly. A large number of travelers choose to reach Chennai from Madurai by train. The first train from Madurai to Chennai is TCN CHENNAI EXP (16106), departing at 00:15 from Madurai Junction (MDU). MDU LTT EXPRESS (22102) is the fastest among the Madurai to Chennai Trains. It departs from Madurai Junction (MDU) at 15:50 and arrives at Chengalpattu Junct (CGL) at 22:05, covering the distance in just 6 hrs 15 mins. The last train from Madurai to Chennai is MDU CDG EXPRESS (12687), departing at 23:35 from Madurai Junction (MDU). You can get detailed information about Madurai to Chennai train timetable, availability, fare, running status, coach position, and PNR on redRail.

Weekly Trains from Madurai to Chennai

NCJ MS EXPRESS (12668) departs every Friday from Madurai at 21:05 and arrives at Chennai at 04:35, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 30 mins.

MDU LTT EXPRESS (22102) departs every Friday from Madurai at 15:50 and arrives at Chennai at 22:05, covering the entire distance in 6 hrs 15 mins.

RMD SC SPECIAL (07696) departs every Friday from Madurai at 11:15 and arrives at Chennai at 21:50, covering the entire distance in 10 hrs 35 mins.

NCJ MAS SF EXP (12690) departs every Monday from Madurai at 00:55 and arrives at Chennai at 11:25, covering the entire distance in 10 hrs 30 mins.

CAPE HWH EXP (12666) departs every Saturday from Madurai at 11:00 and arrives at Chennai at 18:50, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 50 mins.

ANUVRAT EXPRESS (22631) departs every Thursday from Madurai at 11:55 and arrives at Chennai at 19:30, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 35 mins.

NCJ TBM SF SPL (06012) departs every Sunday from Madurai at 21:05 and arrives at Chennai at 04:10, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 5 mins.

TN TBM SF SPL (06002) departs every Monday from Madurai at 01:30 and arrives at Chennai at 09:20, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 50 mins.

TN CSMT SPL (01144) departs every Sunday from Madurai at 06:35 and arrives at Chennai at 15:18, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 43 mins.

RMM BBS EXPRESS (20895) departs every Sunday from Madurai at 11:05 and arrives at Chennai at 21:55, covering the entire distance in 10 hrs 50 mins.

RMM BSBS EXP (22535) departs every Thursday from Madurai at 01:45 and arrives at Chennai at 12:50, covering the entire distance in 11 hrs 5 mins.

AJMER HUMSAFAR (20974) departs every Wednesday from Madurai at 00:35 and arrives at Chennai at 08:25, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 50 mins.

Daily Trains from Madurai to Chennai

VAIGAI EXP (12636) departs daily from Madurai at 07:10 and arrives at Chennai at 14:25, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 15 mins.

TCN CHENNAI EXP (16106) departs daily from Madurai at 00:15 and arrives at Chennai at 10:25, covering the entire distance in 10 hrs 10 mins.

NELLAI EXPRESS (12632) departs daily from Madurai at 22:25 and arrives at Chennai at 06:35, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 10 mins.

ANANTAPURI EXP (16824) departs daily from Madurai at 23:20 and arrives at Chennai at 07:40, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 20 mins.

PEARL CITY EXP (12694) departs daily from Madurai at 23:05 and arrives at Chennai at 07:30, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 25 mins.

QLN MS EXPRESS (16102) departs daily from Madurai at 18:55 and arrives at Chennai at 03:05, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 10 mins.

PANDIAN EXP (12638) departs daily from Madurai at 21:35 and arrives at Chennai at 05:15, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 40 mins.

KANYAKUMARI EXP (12634) departs daily from Madurai at 22:05 and arrives at Chennai at 06:10, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 5 mins.

POTHIGAI EXPRES (12662) departs daily from Madurai at 21:50 and arrives at Chennai at 05:40, covering the entire distance in 7 hrs 50 mins.

GUV CHENNAI EXP (16128) departs daily from Madurai at 12:35 and arrives at Chennai at 20:35, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 0 mins.

RMM CHENNAI EXP (22662) departs daily from Madurai at 22:35 and arrives at Chennai at 07:10, covering the entire distance in 8 hrs 35 mins.

RMM MS EXPRESS (16752) departs daily from Madurai at 19:47 and arrives at Chennai at 06:45, covering the entire distance in 10 hrs 58 mins.

Madurai to Chennai Train Ticket Price

If you are looking for affordable train tickets to travel from Madurai to Chennai, redRail is the best place to be. You can find numerous train tickets to choose from to suit your budget. The Madurai to Chennai train ticket price varies based on the journey date, the type of coach, and your preference. Passengers can travel from Madurai to Chennai on a desired date at a cost ranging from just ₹190 to ₹1960. The Cheapest price for the journey is ₹190.
Here are the cheapest train ticket prices from Madurai to Chennai for all classes:
ClassMinimum Price
CC₹685
2S₹190
2A₹1170
3A₹835
SL₹325
1A₹1960

Madurai to Chennai Train Timings

One can find a large number of trains running from Madurai to Chennai. Hence, travelers need not worry about the train seat availability on the Madurai to Chennai route. The total time taken by different trains running from Madurai to Chennai can be different and passengers can choose the train based on their suitability. Boarding a train from Madurai is extremely comfortable with the presence of various stations.

About Chennai

Located on the Coromandel Coast, Chennai is a populous metropolis in Tamil Nadu. Apart from being the state’s capital, Chennai is the cultural center of South India. In South India, Chennai is a prominent place for education services. Chennai serves as a gateway to South India and is visited by many domestic and foreign tourists throughout the year. You can also check the Madurai to Chennai train ticket price on redRail and plan your trip to this majestic coastal city. Commuters prefer Madurai to Chennai trains due to seamless connectivity and availability. Apart from tourism, many people come to Chennai for healthcare services. For the same reason, it is called the Health Capital of India and attracts many foreign health tourists. One can find a perfect blend of traditional and modern culture in Chennai.

Chennai is also famous for its automobile and film production industry. It is one of the cities that will soon develop under the Smart Cities Mission program. Chennai is a historic city that has been around since the Stone Age. However, Chennai was known by some other name during the Stone Age. Tourists can find many buildings from the 7th and 8th centuries during their trip to Chennai. The city has a well-developed infrastructure for rail services to other Indian cities. One can easily cover the Madurai to Chennai distance by train in 7-8 hours. For checking the train timings between Madurai to Chennai, one can rely on redRail. Tourists will also be satisfied by the ample public facilities in Chennai. One can find it all in Chennai, from accommodation to local transport services. Read on about a trip to Chennai from Madurai by train.

Places to visit in Chennai

The top places to visit in Chennai are mentioned below:

  • Ashtalaxmi Temple

    Dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi, this temple is located in the Besant Nagar region of Chennai. One can also find idols of other gods and goddesses inside Ashtalaxmi Temple. The main building of Ashtalaxmi Temple showcases several colors and is a major attraction. There is no entry fee to visit this temple in Chennai, and one can easily find local transport services to Besant Nagar. Therefore, many pilgrimage seekers rely on Madurai to Chennai trains to visit this temple.

  • Nettukuppam

    Nettukuppam houses an old bridge that attracts many visitors. The bridge points towards the sea, and many people come to catch some scenic views. Many photography buffs travel to Nettukuppam in Chennai to get some panoramic shots. The beach near the bridge also attracts many tourists to Chennai.

  • Madras War Memorial

    Madras War Memorial is dedicated to the martyrs of WWII. Located inside Madras War Cemetery, you can get to know about the sacrifices of Indian people during WWII. If you visit Madras War Memorial on special days like Army Day and Republic Day, you can see the tributes paid to the martyrs. One can visit Madras War Memorial anytime between 08:00 AM and 06:00 PM.

  • Connemara Public Library

    One can find more than six lakh books at the Connemara Public Library in Chennai. Located on Pantheon Road, Connemara Public Library has been present since the 19th century. It is easily one of the largest public libraries in Asia in terms of size and books. One can find more than a century old publications at Connemara Public Library. With Madurai to Chennai trains, you can explore many such places.

  • Breezy Beach

    Breezy Beach is the right choice if you are looking for a clean beach in Chennai. Other beaches in Chennai, like Marina Beach, are crowded with tourists. Since fewer tourists visit Breezy Beach, one can find some serenity. Many people visit Breezy Beach for a picnic in the Valmiki Nagar region. Many food stalls on Breezy Beach can help you taste the local flavor of Chennai. One can rely on Madurai to Chennai trains to explore many such beaches.

Major railway stations in Madurai

Before checking the Madurai to Chennai train ticket price, you should know the railway stations in the source city. Madurai District consists of around 14 big and small railway stations. Madurai Junction (MDU) is the main railway station in the city. Many trains to Chennai depart from MDU only. Apart from MDU, Madurai East (MES), Koodal Nagar (KON), Nagamalai West (NGMW), Vadapalanji (VAJ), and Silaimaan (ILA) are some other railway stations in Madurai District. While checking the Madurai to Chennai train ticket price on redRail, one can also check for trains from different railway stations.

Major railway stations in Chennai

There are more than 70 railway stations in the Chennai District. Chennai Central Railway Station (MAS) is the busiest railway station in Chennai. The central railway station in Chennai has ample public facilities for passengers. Apart from MAS, Chennai Beach (MSB), Royapuram (RPM), Basin Bridge (BBQ), Chennai Fort (MSF), Chennai Park (MPK), and Chennai Egmore (MS) are some railway stations in the Chennai District. While booking train tickets, one can check for Madurai to Chennai trains to different points on redRail.

Nearest metro stations to the railway stations

You will not find any metro facility in Madurai for now. However, one should know about metro stations to/from Chennai for local transport. Chennai Central and Koyambedu metro stations are the closest stations to MAS. With metro services in Chennai, you can easily reach from one place to another at an affordable price. For more info on Madurai to Chennai trains, rely on redRail.

Bus from Madurai to Chennai

If your train ticket is not confirmed, need not worry. Alternatively, you can travel by bus from Madurai to Chennai through redBus bus booking app. Book now!

FAQs

How many trains run from Madurai to Chennai?
There are 31 trains that run from Madurai to Chennai route. Some trains run on a daily basis. On the other hand, some trains run weekly and can be booked in advance. You can find the list of available trains when you enter the travel date while looking to book a train from Madurai to Chennai.
How can I book a train from Madurai to Chennai?
You can make an online train ticket booking from Madurai to Chennai by entering the travel details like source, destination, and date of travel. From the list of available trains on the mentioned date, you can choose the most suitable one and check the seat availability. After this, you can continue to pay and wait to receive your train booking confirmation.
How many days in advance can I make a railway reservation?
Advance railway reservation generally opens 120 days before the date of journey. This excludes the date of the journey. So, you can start checking the seat availability during the period of 120 days and make a booking in advance.
What is the maximum number of passengers I can reserve the seats for in a single train ticket booking from Madurai to Chennai?
A maximum of 6 seats can be booked in a single train ticket booking. Also, 2 children who are below 5 years of age are allowed with the ticket, but tickets will not be generated for them. Therefore, if you are booking a Tatkal ticket from Madurai to Chennai, you can reserve seats for a maximum of 4 passengers.
Which documents are required for online railway reservation from Madurai to Chennai?
When making a railway ticket booking, you do not require any special travel documents and only need to fill up the details required. However, during the train journey, you will need to carry valid ID proof such as Aadhar, Voter ID, Driving License, Pan Card, Passport etc..
How many railway stations are there in Madurai?
There are 2 stations in Madurai.
How many railway stations are there in Chennai?
There are 16 stations in Chennai.
How to get the cheapest train tickets from Madurai to Chennai?
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