Chennai to Madurai Bus

Chennai to Madurai Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration: 7 hours 41 mins
Buses depart from: Chennai
Bus arrives in: Madurai
Distance: 462 km
Earliest Bus: 00:00
Last Bus: 23:55
Daily Bus Services: 3090
Bus Companies: SRM Travels, TNSTC, Blue Mount Travels

Chennai to Madurai Bus Timings & Fare

Bus OperatorFirst BusLast BusDuration
SRM Travels
TNSTC
Blue Mount Travels
Sri Krishna Travels
National travels chn

Bus from Chennai to Madurai | Important Points to Note

Before you book your Chennai to Madurai bus, you must take note of some important considerations. Some of these considerations are listed below:


  • Chennai to Madurai is a very popular route, and you can book a Chennai to Madurai bus to traverse this route. The Chennai to Madurai bus distance is about 462 kilometres, and you can take a Chennai to Madurai bus to cover this distance in 8 hours and 9 minutes. However, the buses on this route take about three pitstops, which increases travel time.

  • It is imperative to check the Chennai to Madurai bus ticket price before booking your bus tickets. The Chennai to Madurai bus fare is dynamic, and hence it is essential to book the tickets as early as possible. The lowest fare for a Chennai to Madurai bus is Rs. 550, and the highest Chennai to Madurai bus fare is Rs.2500. You can choose a bus based on your budget.

  • The first Chennai to Madurai bus leaves at 6:00 am, and the best thing is you can live track this bus to check if there are any delays. This bus reaches Madurai at 1:40 pm. You can book a Chennai to Madurai sleeper bus if you want to take an overnight journey. The last Chennai to Madurai bus leaves at 11:55 pm. Make sure you reach the bus station a few minutes before the departure so that you don’t miss your bus.

  • Several bus operators have a dedicated Chennai to Madurai bus. Some of these bus operators have multiple buses running on the route. Some of the popular bus service operators on this route are:

  • Sri Kumaran Travels
  • RP Tours and Travels
  • Parveen Travels
  • Yogamaya Travels
  • National Travels Madurai
  • Red Express Travels

You can check the Chennai to Madurai bus ticket price for all of these routes well in advance on the redBus app.


  • There are multiple amenities present in a Chennai to Madurai bus. Some of these amenities include

  • Recliner seats
  • Air conditioners
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Water bottles
  • First aid kit
  • Food
  • Charging point
  • Toilets

You can check these amenities before booking your Chennai to Madurai bus.


  • Madurai is famous for being the land of temples, but it is no less when it comes to food. Several unique and mouth-watering dishes can be bought and enjoyed in Madurai. Some of the best things to eat in Madurai are:
  • Fluffy soft idlis
  • Crispy golden dosas
  • Idiyappam
  • Kari Dosa
  • Elumbu Roast
  • Kola Urundai
  • Kalkandu Sadam
  • Parotta and Mutton Curry

  • There are several attractions present on the Chennai-Madurai route. You can make a pitstop at these sites and have a great time. Some of these sites are:
  • Temples of Mahabalipuram
  • Beaches of Pondicherry
  • Chidambaram
  • Trichy

  • Your safety should be your first consideration if you're travelling via a bus from Chennai to Madurai. You must wear a face mask while taking public transit. You should bring your water bottles when travelling on the bus. If you want to be extra cautious, bring along some surface disinfectant.

Cancellation and Rescheduling of Chennai to Madurai Bus Tickets


If you book your bus tickets through redBus, you have various choices for cancelling or postponing your trip. You will receive a refund within seven days if you cancel your tickets through the app. The money will be reimbursed to your originating or source account after a minor cancellation charge has been deducted.


You may be able to postpone your travel with some bus companies. The app allows you to change your bus reservation. Passengers are responsible for any fare differences. Per booking, tickets can only be rescheduled once.


Bus From Madurai to Chennai

If this isn’t a one-way journey, you can book your return tickets from Madurai to Chennai with ease. With a plethora of operators servicing this route, choose a bus that best meets your needs and requirements. You can even use the filter option to arrange the bus operators according to your preferred choice such as duration of travel, fare, seats available, etc. So, what are you waiting for? Book your bus tickets with redBus.

Operators Serving on this Route

A number of prominent operators ply buses from Chennai to Madurai ensuring punctuality and safety for its passengers. Major operators offering various kinds of bus services are:


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FAQ - Chennai to Madurai Bus Ticket Booking

I am unable to get Chennai to Madurai train booking. Are buses running on this route?
Due to covid-19, many trains are not running and hence you may not be finding a train for your journey. However, you can find a range of buses from Chennai to Madurai that will match your requirement. You can simply choose Chennai and Madurai as your source and destination to check available buses and book one at your preferred time.
What makes buses from Chennai to Madurai a better choice than trains?
There are a number of bus services available from Chennai to Madurai and you will never fall short of choices for a perfect bus journey. In addition to this, buses can be booked from your nearest boarding point, which saves a huge amount of journey time. Besides, buses can be easily sanitized, change travel routes when required, and stop at restaurants offering hygienic food to ensure passengers’ safety and health.

Chennai to Madurai Bus Types

Various types of buses serving passengers from Chennai to Madurai ensuring safety and comfort. A few bus services are:


About Chennai

Chennai formely known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and is often referred to as the ‘Gateway of South India’. The city is a major social, economic hub of India and is also one of the oldest metropolitan of India along with Delhi, Calcutta and Mumbai. The city oversees millions of travelers yearly, who throng to the city for business or pleasure. The city holding a rich heritage and culture offers plenty of interesting sightseeing attractions for its tourists, for instance St. Mar’s Church, Kapeeleswarar Temple, Fort St.George, Guindy Natioanl Park, Marina Beaach, Breezy beach and much more.

About Madurai

Often referred to as the ‘Temple City’, Madurai lies on the banks of the beautiful Vagai River. It is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu and is surrounded by two main hills of the region- Nagamalai Hills and Sirumalai Hills. Madurai interestingly has the shape of a lotus which is the reason why the region is called ‘Lotus City’. Its 24x7 working culture has added another nickname to its list- “Sleepless City”. Madurai is quite well-known as a pilgrimage destination and sees many visitors during important festivals. Some of the most popular attractions in the city are Sri Meenakshi Temple, Gandhi Museum, Samanar Hills, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

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