Chennai to Madikeri

   Chennai to Madikeri Road Distance 587 km
   Chennai to Madikeri Aerial Distance 494 km
  Chennai to Madikeri Travel Time 10 hours 7 mins

How to reach Madikeri from Chennai

The total distance between Chennai and Madikeri is around 586 kms and there are several ways one can reach from Chennai to Madikeri. Although there is an airport in Chennai but unfortunately, there is no airport in Madikeri. So there is no possibility of a direct flight. But there are nearby airports that have flights from Chennai. You can cover the remaining journey in a bus. There is also no railway station in Madikeri. However, there are alternative options you can consider. We have compiled an elaborate account of travel mediums from Chennai to Madikeri. Have a look.

Knowing The Details

1. Chennai to Madikeri in Flight and Bus
2. Chennai to Madikeri in Train and Car
3. Chennai to Madikeri in Bus
4. Chennai to Madikeri in Car
5. Popular Routes to Madikeri
6. Popular Routes from Chennai
7. Places to Visit in Madikeri
8. Hotels in Madikeri

1. Chennai to Madikeri in Flight and Bus

Since there are no direct flights that can be taken from Chennai to Madikeri, you can resort to the alternative options. The nearest airports are in Mysore, Mangalore and Bangalore. Have a look at the flight details.

Route 1: Chennai to Mysore to Madikeri

Mysore Airport
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The aerial distance between Chennai to Mysore is 398 kms and there are several flights that fly on the route. Major flight operators include TruJet and Indigo etc.
Departure Airport: Chennai International Airport
Arrival Airport: Mysore Airport
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 2698
Approx. Time Taken: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Once you land in Mysore, you can take a public service bus to reach Madikeri which is just at a distance of 117 kms from here.
Boarding Point: Vivekanand Nagar, Mysore
Deboarding Point: Madikeri
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 475
Approx. Time Taken: 3 hours to 4 hours

Route 2: Chennai to Mangalore to Madikeri

Mangalore Airport
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The aerial distance between Chennai and Mangalore is 582 kms and there are several flights available on this route as well. Major flight operators include Air India, Spicejet and Indigo etc.
Departure Airport: Chennai International Airport
Arrival Airport: Mangalore International Airport
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 2656
Approx. Time Taken: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Once you land in Mangalore, you can take a public transport option like a bus or cabs to reach Madikeri which is just at a distance of 137 kms from here.
Boarding Point: PVS Circle, Mangalore
Deboarding Point: Madikeri
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 450
Approx. Time Taken: 4 hours to 5 hours

Route 3: Chennai to Bangalore to Madikeri

Bangalore Airport
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The total aerial distance between is just 284 kms and there are several direct flights that fly on the Chennai - Bangalore route. Major flight operators are Air India, Air Asia, Indigo and Spicejet etc.
Departure Airport: Chennai International Airport
Arrival Airport: Kempegowda International Airport
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 1091
Approx. Time Taken: 00 hour and 50 minutes
After you deboard in Bangalore, again there are several public buses and taxis that run between Bangalore and Madikeri that you can choose to travel in.
Boarding Points: Madiwala, Gandhinagar, MG Road, Shanthinagar, Vidyapeeta, Marathahalli,
Deboarding Points: Madikeri, Kushal Nagar
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 300
Approx. Time Taken: 6 hours to 8 hours

2. Chennai to Madikeri in Train and Car

Route 1: Chennai to Kannur

Kannur Railway Station
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There are no direct trains available from Chennai to Madikeri. However, the next best option is to take a train from Chennai to Kannur which is at a distance of 143 kms from Chennai. Have a look at the train options-

Train 1: Mangalore Mail

Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Kannur
Departure Time: 8:20 PM
Arrival Time: 9:12 AM
Approx. Time Taken: 12 hours and 52 minutes
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 430
Frequency of Train: All Days

Train 2: Mangalore Exp

Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Kannur
Departure Time: 5:00 PM
Arrival Time: 5:57 AM
Approx. Time Taken: 12 hours and 57 minutes
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 430
Frequency of Train: All Days

Train 3: West Coast Exp

Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Kannur
Departure Time: 12:05 AM
Arrival Time: 1:22 AM
Approx. Time Taken: 13 hours and 17 minutes
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 440
Frequency of Train: All Days

Train 4: MS Mangalore Exp

Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
Deboarding Station: Kannur
Departure Time: 11:15 PM
Arrival Time: 6:27 PM
Approx. Time Taken: 19 hours and 12 minutes
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 260
Frequency of Train: All Days

Route 2: Kannur to Madikeri

Kannur Road
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Once you deboard at Kannur, then Madieri is just 112 kms from here. This distance can be covered in a private taxi or cab. Or you can even choose to drive on your own. The total journey can be covered in around 3 hours and the cab fares start from INR 3800.

3. Chennai to Madikeri in Bus

Chennai Bus Stand
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There are also no direct buses available from Chennai to Madikeri. But you can take a bus from Chennai to Mysore, Mangalore or Bangalore and then from either of these places to Madikeri. Have a look at the details.

Option 1: Chennai to Mysore to Madikeri

Bus 1: Chennai to Mysore

Boarding Points: Egmore, Koyambedu
Deboarding Points: Mysore
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 800
Approx. Time Taken: 9 hours to 12 hours

Bus 2: Mysore to Madikeri

Boarding Point: Vivekanand Nagar, Mysore
Deboarding Point: Madikeri
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 475
Approx. Time Taken: 3 hours to 4 hours

Option 2: Chennai to Mangalore to Madikeri

Bus 1: Chennai to Mangalore

Boarding Point: Koyambedu, Velachery
Deboarding Point: PVS Circle, Bc Road
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 1100
Approx. Time Taken: 15 hours

Bus 2: Mangalore to Madikeri

Boarding Point: PVS Circle, Mangalore
Deboarding Point: Madikeri
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 450
Approx. Time Taken: 4 hours to 5 hours

Option 3: Chennai to Bangalore to Madikeri

Bus 1: Chennai to Bangalore

Boarding Point: Koyambedu
Deboarding Point: Madiwala
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 350
Approx. Time Taken: 5 hours to 7 hours

4. Chennai to Madikeri in Car

Road to Madikeri
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Since the distance between the two cities is just 586 kms and not a lot, you can also choose to drive down on your from Chennai to Madikeri. On the route, you can encounter beautiful views of the surroundings and lush greenery, often when you get closer to Madikeri. Besides the thrill, it will definitely be a good road trip experience. The total journey can be covered in 10 to 12 hours and the cab fares start from INR 7700.

Popular Routes to Madikeri

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