Rameswaram is well connected by train to most major cities of Southern India including Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Trichy, Karaikudi, Palghat and Thanjavur. Rameswaram is also the terminus of the railway line from Madurai and Chennai.
Trains for Rameswaram are most easily available from the cities of Madurai and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Madurai to Rameswaram trains includes the ‘Madurai-Rameswaram Passenger Train’ and the ‘Ernakulum-Tiruchirapalli Express’. Rameswaram Train timings are as follows:
- Madurai-Rameswaram Passenger Train (no. 751): at 6:30 a.m. The train will depart Rameswaram at 11.45 pm and arrive in Madurai at 4:15 a.m.
- Cape RMM Express (no. 12790): departs Madurai Junction at 2.20 am and reaches Rameswaram at 5.20a.m. journey duration is of 3 hours with 3 stops.
More about Rameswaram Train timings
Sethu Express and Rameswaram Express are trains that connect Rameswaram to Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai. These trains generally stop at Madurai East, Silaiman, Tiruppuvanam, Tirupachethi, Manamadurai, Paramkudi, Chathirakudi, Ramanathapuram, Uchipuli, Mandapam and Pamban. Rameswaram Train timings are as follows:
- Rameswaram Express (no. 16713): will depart from Chennai Egmore at 5pm and arrive the next day in Rameswaram at 4:45a.m. Journey duration is of 11 hours and 45 minutes with 16 stops in between.
- Bsb RMM Express (no. 14260): will depart from Chennai Egmore and reach Rameswaram at 1:15 a.m the next day. Journey duration is of 14 hours and 25 minutes with 16 stops.
Given the excellent railway connectivity, most tourists prefer to travel by train to Rameswaram. What’s more, it’s also the most convenient way to travel to the town with trains available at regular intervals.