Velankanni is a bit difficult to reach as it can be reached by road only. The nearest airport is in Tiruchirapalli and the nearest railway station is in Nagapattinam. You have to hire a taxi or hop on a bus to reach Velankanni from these towns.
The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli and it is approximately 165 km from Velankanni. You can hire a taxi from there to reach Velankanni.
Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport (IXM)
- 214 kms from Velankanni
Tentative return flight prices to Madurai Airport (IXM) from major cities in India.
Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) and State Express Transport Corporation (Tamil Nadu) (SETC) along with the private operators operate express to luxury buses such as Volvos and Mercedes from Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Trivandrum, Ernakulam and Bangalore.
The closest station is Nagapattinam, about 12km away, from where there are regular buses and taxis available for transport. Velankanni is directly connected to the state capital Chennai by rail. A daily train called Velankanni-Chennai Egmore Link Express connects Velankanni and Chennai Egmore and another weekly express Vasco-Velankanni Express is being operated between Vasco da Gama in Goa and Velankanni. Apart from the express trains, Passenger trains are operated daily from Karaikal and Nagapattinam to Velankanni.
Buses and auto rickshaws are easily available to travel around Velankanni.