There is no direct train to Munnar, but there are several railway stations near Munnar, connecting to other parts of Kerala and India. Whether you are traveling within Kerala or coming from neighboring states, nearby railway stations are just a few hours’ drive from Munnar.
Nearest railway station to Munnar
Aluva, at a distance of 106 km, is the nearest railway station to Munnar within Kerala. It would take less than one-and-a-half hours to drive from Aluva railway station to Munnar. Aluva is connected to important cities like Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi.
Angamalay railway station is at a distance of 110 km, and Ernakulam Town station is about 120 km away. Angamalay is connected to most of the major cities.
Theni in Tamil Nadu is just 77 km from Munnar, so it is the nearest railway station to reach Munnar from Madurai, Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. There are direct buses from Madurai to Munnar, but if you prefer rail travel, take a train to Theni and then take a bus or taxi to Munnar.
Chennai travelers take a train to Madurai and then proceed to Munnar. Bangalore travelers have a few options: take train to Madurai and Theni and then access the roadway to Munnar; or take a train to Coimbatore and proceed to Munnar; or take a train to Ernakulam and proceed to Munnar.
Other railway stations near Munnar
Ernakulam Junction, a major railway station in Kerala, is also nearby. Coimbatore is about 170 km away and Madurai is about 160 km away. Other railway stations near Munnar are Thrissur Railway Station, Coimbatore Junction, Palakkad Railway Station and Madurai Junction.