Transport Services in Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli TransportationsTirunelveli, one of the most happening urban centres, is located in the utmost southern corner of Tamil Nadu. Fondly known as Devan Seemai, the historic city of Tirunelveli is one of the leading commercial and educational hubs of South India.

Tirunelveli is also an important tourist destination that welcomes visitors from all over the globe through the year for its never ending list of tourist attractions that include temples, churches, dams, parks, sanctuaries, waterfalls and so on. Being a prominent city, Tirunelveli is well connected by road transport, rail transport and air transport.

Let's get to know the various options for transportation in Tirunelveli.

Road Transport in Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli is well linked by roads to most of the important towns and cities of southern state of Tamil Nadu and even to the important metropolis like Bengaluru located in the neighboring state of Karnataka. Tirunelveli is situated on National Highway 7, that is, 93.2 miles in the south of the temple city of Madurai and 49.7 miles in the north of Cape Comorin. National Highway 7A, a wing of National Highway 7 links Tirunelveli with the port city of Tuticorin.

Bus stand tirunelveli

Presently, this particular route is being extended with a wide 4 carriageway enlargement and the National Highway 7A is nearing its finishing stage. Other important highways connect Tirunelveli to the Cashew Capital of the World Kollam, Thirucheer Alaiwai Tiruchendur, Rajapalayam-Virudhunagar, historical town of Srivilliputtur, kadayanallur, and second largest municipality of Tirunelveli - Sankarankovil, Ambasamudram and Nazareth in Thoothukudi District. Furthermore, Tirunelveli is easily by road from Nagercoil and Madurai.

The main bus stand of Tirunelveli, popularly known as the New Bus Stand was shifted from Palayamkottai to Veinthankulam during the year 2003. Numerous intrastate and interstate buses are operated on a frequent basis from the Tirunelveli main bus stand. Besides, the Tirunelveli division of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation operates frequent local and mofussil buses connecting all the important villages, town and cities of Tirunelveli district.

The State Express Bus Corporation, widely called as SETC operates express and deluxe bus services to Bengaluru, Chennai, Erode, Thirupathi, Salem, Tirupur, and Coimbatore and so on. Apart from the government bus services, Tirunelveli is also the home of a lot of reputed private bus services like KPN travels, ABT travels, and SRS travels who operate regular buses to many important destinations across the country.

State Express Bus Corporation (SETC) Reservation Counters in Tirunelveli:

Counter Name: Tirunelveli- Old Bus Stand
Location: Corporation New Bus Stand, Vendhankulam, Tirunelveli - 627 607
Phone Number: 0462-2320044

Counter Name: Tirunelveli- New Bus Stand
Location: Municipal Old Bus Stand, Tirunelveli Junction, Tirunelveli- 627 001
Phone Number: 0462-2554468

Counter Name: Tirunelveli - Palayamkottai
Location: Shop No 1, South Main Road, Ngo Colony, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli
Phone Number: 7845050787

Counter Name: Melakadayannalur
Location: Umashini Browsing Center, 97, Panpoliroad, Melakadayanallur, Tirunelveli
Phone Number: 9443783113

SETC Customer Care Contact Number: 044-25364656
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Rail Transport in Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli junction railway station, one of the busiest railway junctions in Tamil Nadu is the primarly railway station of Tirunelveli. The Tirunelveli Junction railway station come under the administrative range of Madurai Railway division - Southern Railway. The railway junction (station code: TEN) has six platforms, five tracks, taxi stand, toilet, cloak room, waiting area, information kiosks, food points, computerized reservation counter, parking space, ATM, telephone booths, fruit stalls and many other facilities and amenities to meet the needs and demands of the passengers.

Tirunelveli Railway Station

Some of the important trains originating from the Tirunelveli junction railway station include Nellai Express, Tirunelveli - Dadar Express, Tirunelveli - Bilaspur Super Fast Express, Tirunelveli - Dadar Chalukya Express, Hapa Tirunelveli Superfast Express and Tirunelveli -Tiruchirappalli Intercity Express. Apart from the originating trains, Tirunelveli junction serves as an important transiting point with a lot of express and passenger trains making a stopover.

Some of the important trains passing through Tirunelveli junction railway station include Chennai Egmore - Kanniyakumari Super Fast Express, Bangalore – Nagercoil Express, Ananthapuri Express,  Rameswaram - Kanniyakumari Super Fast Express, Guruvayur Express, Nagercoil - Coimbatore Express, Chennai Egmore - Thiruchendur Chendur Express, Howrah - Kanniyakumari Super Fast Express, Chennai Egmore - Nagercoil Super Fast Express, Mumbai CST - Nagercoil Express, Thirukural Express and so on.

Railway Stations in Tirunelveli (along with station code):

Tirunelveli junction railway station - TEN
Tirunelveli town railway station - TYT
Cheranmadevi railway station - SMD
Palayamkottai railway station - PCO
Seydunganallur railway station - SDNR
Pettai railway station - PEA
Sengulam railway station - SLGM
Melapalayam railway station - MP
Gangaikondan railway station - GDN
Thalaiyuthu railway station - TAY

For Railway Enquiry & Reservation Dial: 139

Air Transport in Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli does not have an airport on its own. The nearest aiport to Tirunelveli is Tuticorin domestic airport (IATA: TCR) which is situated 10.5 mi away from the city center of Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Spice Jet (Indian low-cost airline) is the primary airline operator serving Tuticorin and daily flights are operated to Bengaluru and Chennai.

Nearest Airport to Tirunelveli: Tuticorin Airport (IATA: TCR)

Location and Contact Details:
Tuticorin Airport (28 km east of Tirunelveli)
Airport Road, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu 628103
Phone Number: 0461-2271863
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