The railways link Ramswaram and the Indian mainland via the Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge (an important landmark that is also known as Pamban Bridge or Rameswaram Bridge). It is located 3 kms away from the town centre and is considered to be one of the major railheads of Southern Indian Railways. The Rameswaram railway station also the terminus of the meter gauge line.
This is a busy station with frequent trains connecting the town of Rameswaram with other important south Indian cities including Madurai, Coimbatore, Chennai, Thanjavur and Tiruchirapalli. The railway station code for Rameswaram is RMM.
The station is visitor friendly, in keeping with the town’s status as a major tourist attraction. Furthermore, it is equipped with a tourist information cell to cater to the various requirements of travelers. There are several other passenger amenities available including a waiting room, a retiring room, water cooler, telephone booth and tea stall.
Rameswaram Railway station is located 2 kms from the Central Bus stand and accommodations are readily available in the surrounding neighborhoods. One of the most popular places to stay in the area is the hotel run by TTDC or the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation.
The closest airport to this railway station is the Tuticorin Airport located at distance of 86.81 miles/139.71 km. Madurai airport is also close by at 90.63miles/145.85 kms.
Some of the most prominent trains travelling to and from this station include the Rameswaram-Kanyakumari Express; the Rameswaram Express, the Rameswaram-Chennai Express and the Rameswaram-Okha Express. There are also various other trains linking the station to significant railheads – both nearby and far.