Bangalore to Pondicherry Distance

Bangalore To Pondicherry

(Pondicherry To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Pondicherry

Total distance 327 km
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Pondicherry is located at a distance of about 311 km from Bangalore. Pondicherry, fondly called as 'Pondy' is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways. However, the best way to reach Pondicherry from Bangalore is by car. The places covered during the journey are Bangalore-39 km->Hosur-51 km->Kathujuganapalli-53 km->Uthangarai-63 km->Tiruvannamalai-67 km->Tindivanam-45 km->Pondicherry. HP Petrol Pump, Five Star BP Petrol Pump and MOH Petrol Pump is located en route. Small eating joints that serve traditional Tamil Nadu cuisine can also be found.

Transport options from Bangalore to Pondicherry

Bangalore to Pondicherry By Bus: Take a direct state bus from Bangalore to Pondicherry that takes around 7 hours. The Pondicherry bus stand is around 5 km away from the Pondicherry city centre. Hire a cab or auto to reach Pondicherry city. It is ideal for individual travellers and back packers.

Bangalore to Pondicherry By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to reach Pondicherry, which takes around 7 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR25 per kilometre in addition to the toll tax. It is ideal for travelling with family, seniors or kids and group travelling.

Bangalore to Pondicherry By Train: Take a direct train from Bangalore Junction to Pondicherry railway station that takes around 10 hours. Pondicherry railway station is about 5 km from Pondicherry city. It is ideal for group travellers, families, kids and seniors.

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Narendra
  • Narendra
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 2 Reviews
Narendra
7/7
Posted 3 days ago Feb 26, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Road upto Tiruvanamalai is good but from there onwards, the stretch of about 107 km is very bad and lot of road work is still going on, top priority should be given to repair these roads at the earliest, so that the journey is more pleasant and lovable.

Advice to travellers : Use GPS navigation without any second thought as it becomes very difficult to ask locals for directions enroute.
Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:NH 66
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Hemant kumar
  • Hemant kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
Hemant kumar
4.6/7
Posted 5 days ago Feb 24, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
This was the first time I went by this bus. Before that I was thinking whether it is good or not but it was soooo good as seats were good and AC facility and cabin facility was nice. The staff behaved well and everything was nice. Mostly, I like that there was no disturbance and we enjoyed cabin facility, awesome fun.
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Bus operator: Konduskar Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Hotel Palaniswamy | French Colony
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Phani Simha
  • Phani Simha
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
Phani Simha
5/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Feb 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We were two families in the car, 4 adults and 2 children. The drive till Krishnagiri is amazing. Once you turn off the highway and head into the road via Thiruvannamalai, the jumpy bumpy road greets you. It is a single road from the turn off highway and riddled with potholes. There are villages and towns you pass where you can buy stuff like water, juice and snacks. The major stop for refuelling your stomach will either have to be Chengam (average food) or Thiruvannamalai (pretty good food). At some places, you'll need to ask for directions.

Being avid riders and drivers, having covered a lot of country roads, we found it kind of interesting rather than boring. We stopped at local chai shops, had conversations with the local people and then continued.

Overall, a fun drive, but those not used to driving the winding country roads might find it boring.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH 66
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We were visiting Pondicherry on a leisure trip with family and we were looking at a comfortable place to stay. Found this hotel on HolidayIQ and it fits our needs to the fullest.

We were driving down and landed at the hotel pretty late in the night. The security and the hotel staff...more »
Trip Includes:  | Pondicherry | Sri Aurobindo Ashram | Auroville
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Shivaram Upadhyayul
  • Shivaram Upadhyayul
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
Shivaram Upadhyayul
5.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Feb 4, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We travelled from Bangalore (Malleshwaram) to Pondicherry by car. There are three possible routes but from our place the best will be the one via NH46. You would take NH7 till Krishnagiri at which point there is a left towards Vellore.

The only downside with NH7 is that NH7 is crowded even for a national highway and there is a lot of lane changing by speeding drivers. Also there is almost always road repair works it seems and we had to spend half and hour in a traffic jam on a national highway!

Once you enter NH46 driving is a breeze and you make up for lost time. Remember that at Arcot there is a right towards SH5. GPS is confusing here and we ended up driving over Palar bridge and spent more than half and hour to correct our route.

We had to go to Bonjour Ocean Spray resort which is not exactly in Pondicherry, but we didn't type in the resort as the destination. We typed in Pondicherry. This meant that we travelled via Tindivanam toward Pondicherry and the roads were very good, unlike the return trip where we had to go thorough bad roads.

Remember to eat at Arcot (or Vellore) else you run out of options pretty quickly. Tindivanam had a few small options but if you are having lunch or a heavy meal Arcot is your best.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 46 and SH 5
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This is our first travel after our child was born and he was around 8 months when we took this trip. So we were looking for a resort with nothing to do but relax. We got good offers from one of the internet sites, otherwise this resort is a little expensive.

The room which we took is...more »
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Saish Amonkar
  • Saish Amonkar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
Saish Amonkar
4.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jan 31, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Roads are excellent from Bangalore to Vellore and ok from Vellore to Pondicherry. Itís easy to find direction with the GPS. It took 7 hs on the way back from Pondicherry to Bangalore. Overall journey was good as the road quality except some stretches are bad.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH 46 and SH 5
Trip Includes:  Nalla Eco Beach Resort | Pondicherry
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Bangalore to Pondicherry By Train (268 Km)

Bangalore ––› Pondicherry
By Train 268 Km
Bangalore to Pondicherry by Train (268 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Pon... M T W T F S S
12255 Puducherry Express Banaswadi 21:27 07:50 N N N N Y N N
11005 Puducherry Express Banaswadi 22:16 08:05 Y N N N Y N Y
16573 Puducherry Express Banaswadi 21:27 07:50 N N N N Y N N
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Bangalore to Pondicherry By Car/Taxi (268 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 2144
Toyota Qualis 9 2412
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2412
Tata Indica A/C 10 2680
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 2680
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