How to Reach Velankanni

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.

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How to reach Velankanni by flight

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

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How to reach Velankanni by road

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.

How to reach Velankanni by train

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.

Local transport in Velankanni

Buses and auto rickshaws are easily available to travel around Velankanni.

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