How to get there
Tuticorin airport (TCR) at Vakaikulam in Tuticorin alias Thoothukkudi district is the nearest airport to Thirunelveli which is located at a distance of about 22kms from the city. Other nearby airports are at Madurai (151kms) and Thiruvananthapuram (160kms) that has regular flights
for various cities in India as well as South and West Asia. It will take around 4 hours by road from Thirunelveli to reach these airports.
Tiruneveli is an important railway junction in the Southern Railway and the busiest one in Tamil Nadu. The major railway station, Tiunelveli Junction (code : TEN), located few kilometers away from the city center has 6 platforms, of which first three for Metre gauge and the remaining for Broad gauge. It is connected to all major cities like Chennai, Madurai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Trichi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Mumbai. Various express and super fast trains such as Nellai Express, Kanniyakumari Express, Ananthapuri Express, Koodal Nagar Express, Nagarcoil-Mumbai Express and Quilon Mail passes through Thirunelveli.
Other minor railway stations in the city are Thirunelveli Town (TYT), Palayamkottai (PCO), Pettai (PEA), Melapalayam (MP) and Talaiyoothu (TAY).
Railway Enquiry :
Thirunelveli Railway Station - 0462-2322155
Thirunelveli is located on the National Highway no. 7 and is served by a good network of roads. It is connected to all the major cities of India by national as well as state highways. Both Government and Private Omnie buses form the network of Road Transport in this City. The town is on the way to Kanniyakumari from Madurai. Thirunelveli Central Bus Station is located adjacent to the Thirunelveli Junction Railway Station. The station operates super fast, express and deluxe buses to all towns in Tamil Nadu as well as to all major cities in Kerala and Karnataka.
Auto rickshaws, taxis and cycle rickshaws are available for local transportation.