There is no airport in Tirunelveli or surrounding cities. The nearest domestic airport is in Coimbatore. It would take about six hours to drive to Triunelveli from Coimbatore. The next nearest domestic and international airport is in Trivandrum, Cochin which is about 150 km away from the city and it would take about 90 mins to 2 hours to reach the city from airport.
Though Trivandrum is the nearest airport, people usually opt for Coimbatore airport if they are travelling inside the country. This is because of the frequency of flights and Coimbatore being a tourism destination by itself. Moreover, the driving route from Coimbatore to Triunelveli would be serene when the climate is right.
The city is well connected with surrounding cities and other major cities across the country through railways. People usually reach Madurai or Coimbatore in train and catch another to reach any remote places or other places which do not have direct train to Tirunelveli.
It is connected to many cities through six lane highways. Other than summer, the routes would be pleasing and enjoyable for driving. People also opt for luxury buses during peak season. It is about 160 km away from Madurai, 90 km from Rajapalayam and just one hour drive from Kovilpatti. If you are visiting any renowned places like Courtalam or Thiruchendur, road transportation is the best choice.Create My Trip