Madurai Central Bus Station (locally known as Periyar Bus Station) is a short distance from the Madurai Junction Railway Station
and 10 km from the Madurai Airport
. The station is well connected to two national highways - NH 7 and NH 45. TNSTC (Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation) operates deluxe, semi-deluxe and fast passenger buses to Chennai
and Suruli Falls. Also, the transport corporations of neighbouring states run regular services to and from Madurai
to major destinations such as Kozhikode
. Private bus services are available to all major towns and cities in Tamil Nadu
Best Western Germanus, Hotel Sangam, Hotel Madura Park Inn International and Taj Garden Retreat offer comfortable accommodations near the station. Nearby attractions include Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Gandhi Museum, Tirupparankundram, Alagar Koil and Tirumala Nayak Mahal.