Monday, March 4, 2024
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Travel Guide


Air :
Madurai Airport (Code : IXM), located 13kms from the heart of the city, is connected to the cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Mumbai. Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Kingfisher, Paramount Airways and Air Deccan are the air carriers that operates from the Madurai airport. The airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travellers.

Airports Authority of India, Officer in Charge,
Civil Aerodrome, Madurai-625022
Airport Enquires : 0452-2671633, 2671333
Fax : 0452-2690305

Indian Airlines :
Airport Enquiry : 0452 - 2690433 ; Airport Manager : 0452 - 2690333; Booking : 0452 - 2341234 , 2341236
Jet Airways
Phone : 0452 - 2690771, 2690772, 2690773
Air Deccan
Phone : 0452 - 2342503 / 2342504
Paramount Airways
Phone : 0452 - 2690605,2690606,2690607
Toll Free : 1600 180 1234

Rail : 
Madurai is an important railway junction of the Southern Railway and there are direct rail connections to Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kollam, Madras, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupathi and Tuticorin. Madurai is on the Madurai-Tiruchirappalli-Dindigul-Quilon line. The Vaigai Express, which is a super-fast day train between Chennai Egmore and Madurai takes 7 hours for the 495kms.
Railway Enquiry : 0452-2743135

Road :
Two national highways - NH 7 and NH 45 connecting Madurai to all parts of South India. It has government and private bus services, to all the towns in the regions near by, and to all towns and cities in TamilNadu. Madurai City has 5 Major Bus Stand.

Local Transport :
Buses and auto rickshaw are the major players in local transportation. Taxis are also there in good numbers that ferry people inside the city walls and to other nearby towns and cities.