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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Soumyajit Kundu
  • Soumyajit Kundu
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 33 photos
  • 44 Reviews
Soumyajit Kundu
6/7
Posted 6 days ago Mar 24, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Train comes from Dadar so generally is an hour late. That's a blessing in disguise as our hotel had check-in from 12 pm, so train being 1 hour late was good. Otherwise train was overall very clean and just an overnight journey so quite comfortable. This train is easier on availability, the other one which is weekend train is very much overcrowded and prior tickets are mandatory.
Train name (Train no): Puducherry Express (11005)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Puducherry
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  | Pondicherry
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  • 4 votes

Deepak
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  • 7 Reviews
Deepak
6.5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Mar 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Nothing much to say about the quality of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses and its service. Very reliable, clean comfortable and punctual. From economy to luxury, there is a type of bus for different pockets.

This particular service was Airavat Club Class. Twin axle in aft of bus makes it more comfortable. As I have mentioned above, KSRTC is the best.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Abi Krishna Hotel | Pondicherry
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  • 48 votes

Narendra
  • Narendra
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 3 Reviews
Narendra
7/7
Posted 1 month 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.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:NH 66
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We had planned this outing as a weekend getaway and stayed there in the resort for 3 days. The location was excellent as it was adjacent to the beach and the landscape was well done to add to the scenic beauty.

The swimming pool was good and well-maintained, a nice relaxing place...more »
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  • 3 votes

Hemant kumar
  • Hemant kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
Hemant kumar
4.6/7
Posted 1 month 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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  • 4 votes

Phani Simha
  • Phani Simha
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
Phani Simha
5/7
Posted 2 months 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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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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