Chennai to Rameshwaram

Chennai to Rameshwaram distance is 554 kms and its takes approx 9 hrs by road. Out of the 8 reviews shared by travellers, 23% prefer Bus, 54% prefer Train, 23% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

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      visavanathan

      Chennai

      "Travel to Rameshwaram by train "

      4.5/7
      Posted 27 Sep

      Travelled by: Bus

      Travelled as: Family

      Ride on Pamban Bridge was an enjoyable moment. We departed from Chennai at 9 pm and reached Rameswaram at 8 am. The climate was hot but we enjoyed the new welcoming atmosphere. Buses were not allowed inside the city. So we had to take an auto to the hotel. For security reasons no vehicles were permitted to go near the temple and so we had to walk 10 metres to MCM Towers which was very close to the temple. We returned to Chennai by Sethu Express.

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      laxmiratan

      "Only drawback in SRS travels is there are no charging point"

      6.5/7
      Posted 28 Oct

      Travelled by: Bus

      Travelled as: Solo

      I just traveled in SRS travels, the quality of bus and timings are very superb and the facility of bus also good. The only main draw back was there is no charger support in the bus. In 12hours of journey we have to make our mobile safety by with out making charge get reduce.

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      shiva

      Adari

      "Good option to travel and comfortable journey "

      6.5/7
      Posted 17 Apr

      Travelled by: Train

      Travelled as: Family

      The Rameshwarm Express reaches early in morning by around 4:15 Am. If you are away by around 3:30 you can witness the train passing through the Pamban Bridge. If you can take a quick bath and go to the temple early in morning. You can have darshan of Spadiga Lingam. Its in view for the public only from 4:30 Am to 6 Am everyday. The holy wells in temple are open only from 6 Am.

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      CA Prakash

      Chennai

      "Lovely train journey "

      7/7
      Posted 13 Sep

      Travelled by: Train

      Travelled as: Family

      If you travel from chennai and want to enjoy the Pamban Bridge crossing.. Do not miss to travel by this train... It is just awesome and fabulous.. Please try to get ticket in a sleeper class and just enjoy the journey.. It was really an unforgettable and pleasant journey... Loved travelling in this train.

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      vishwanathan

      "We choose train to travel to Rameshwaram"

      6.5/7
      Posted 1 Apr

      Travelled by: Train

      Travelled as: Group

      We choose train to travel to Rameshwaram. We booked 3 AC ticket just one week before 2 families as group travelled and travelling is good. Train reached right time at Devi Pattinam. There we worshipped Rama\'s Nava pasana Navagraga Temple at sea shore area. Then we travelled to Rameswaram by Taxi. Taxi driver Mr. Kannan very good and he helped lot to visit the temple very quick and comfortably, then we went to Dhanush Kodi and very surprised to see temples and old houses, rain stations and church etc.

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      Journey Overview

      Rameshwaram is located at about 571 km from Chennai. It is considered as one of the holiest places for Hindus in India and is well-connected by rail, road and air. However, the best way to reach Rameshwaram from Chennai is by car, a journey of around 12 hours. The places covered between Chennai to Rameshwaram include Chennai - 82km -> Maduranthakam - 79km -> Villupuram - 112km -> Perambalur - 62km -> Tiruchirapalli - 54km -> Pudukkottai - 54km -> Devakottai - 59km -> Devipattinam - 69km -> Rameshwaram. There are several petrol pumps of Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and HP, apart from hospitals, ATMs and road-side dhabas on the route.

      Transport options from Chennai to Rameshwaram

      Chennai to Rameshwaram By Car: Take a cab from Chennai to Rameshwaram, which takes around 12 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

      Chennai to Rameshwaram By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Rameshwaram, which takes around 10 hours. Several government luxury buses operated by the Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation buses are available. Ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.

      Chennai to Rameshwaram By Train: Take a direct train from Chennai to Rameshwaram that takes around 12 hours. Mandapan station is just 2 km away from Rameshwaram. From the station, you can take auto-rickshaw or bus to reach the city centre. Ideal for families with kids and senior citizens.

      Chennai to Rameshwaram By Flight: Take a flight from Chennai to Madurai, the nearest airport to Rameshwaram and takes aver an hour. Rameshwaram city centre is situated at a distance of about 163 km from Madurai airport. You can take a cab to reach the city centre that takes around 3 hours. Comfortable and ideal for families travelling with senior citizens and kids.

      Return: Rameshwaram to Chennai

      Travel by Car/Taxi

      Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
      Tata Indica A/C 11 5962
      Toyota Qualis 11 5962
      Hyundai Santro A/C 12 6504
      Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 6504
      Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 7046
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      Travel by Train

      Bsb Rmm Express (14260) Origin: Varanasi Junction
      Departure Arrival
      Days of Run
      10:50 01:15
      SUN
      Rameswaram Express (16701) Origin: Chennai Egmore
      Departure Arrival
      Days of Run
      21:40 11:45
      MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN
      Rameswaram Exp (16713) Origin: Chennai Egmore
      Departure Arrival
      Days of Run
      17:00 04:45
      MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN
      Bbs Rmm Express (18496) Origin: Bhubaneswar
      Departure Arrival
      Days of Run
      09:20 23:55
      FRI,
      Coimbatore Express (06009) Origin: Chennai Central
      Departure Arrival
      Days of Run
      19:30 08:45
      SUN

      Top Sightseeing in Rameshwaram

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      Recommended for Family Vacation

      "Crossed the rail bridge twice by train in 2nd sitting class. So experienced the magic of t... Read More - Shakya Bhattacharyya

      Recommended for Pilgrimage

      "This is the second visit to this temple Must do's - Have darshan of the Spatika Linga... Read More - murali krishnan

      Recommended for Culture & Heritage

      "AGNITHEERTHAM is seashore just opposit to main temple entrance. The is very calm and peopl... Read More - venkat raman

      Recommended for Religious

      "Located at Bay of Bengal on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Located at a dista... Read More - Rashmin

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