Travelling to Nagapattinam by rail is the easiest means of reaching the city, as a railway station is located within the city. The Nagapattinam railway station is served by a large number of train services, which help in connecting the city with different Indian cities, Tiruchirapalli and Chennai. Various trains, such as Ernakulam Express, Velankanni Express, Chennai Express and Karaikal Express, help in making the journey comfortable for the travelers. From the railway station, tourists can easily hire a cab to reach a location of their choice.
Tiruchirapalli airport is the nearest air terminal and is situated at a distance of 141 km from the city of Nagapattinam. Frequent air services help in connecting the city with the Chennai international airport. It means that not only national, but even International tourists can also reach the city easily. With a large number of options available to reach the city, accessing Nagapattinam has become easier.
A vast network of motorable roads helps in connecting Nagapattinam with different towns which are present in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as well as with various other cities of neighboring states, including Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) buses operate at regular intervals and connect cities like Chennai, Trichy, Thanjavur and Nagore with Nagapattinam. Tourists can also travel within the state with the help of different interstate buses. Travelers looking forward to travel in a more comfortable manner can opt for Volvo, AC or deluxe buses.