Chennai to Pondicherry Distance

Chennai To Pondicherry

(Pondicherry To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Pondicherry

Total distance 148 km
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Pondicherry is located at a distance of around 159 km from Chennai and is well-connected by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Pondicherry from Chennai is by car, a journey of around 3 hours. The places covered between Chennai to Pondicherry include Chennai - 60km -> Mamallapuram - 42km -> Edakalinadu - 48km (Take NH 45A Cuddalore road cross Marakkanam) -> Kottakuppam - 9km (Continue on Cuddalore road)-> Pondicherry. There are several petrol pumps of Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and HP, apart from hospitals, ATMs and road-side dhabas on the route.

Transport options from Chennai to Pondicherry

Chennai to Pondicherry By Car: Hire a cab from Chennai to Pondicherry, which takes around 3 hours. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 9 and INR 24, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and group travellers.

Chennai to Pondicherry By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Pondicherry, which takes around 3 hours. The buses operating on this route are private tourist buses as well as A/C Volvo buses. Ideal for backpackers, individual travellers and groups.

Chennai to Pondicherry By Train: No direct train is available from Chennai to Pondicherry. However, you can take a train from Chennai Perambur station to Villlupuram, the nearest railway station to Pondicherry, which takes around 1 hour. Pondicherry city centre is around 50 km away from Villlupuram Junction and can be reached by auto-rickshaw, or bus. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

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Haja maidin peer mohammed
  • Haja maidin peer mohammed
  • Lives in Chalakudy
  • 2 Reviews
Haja maidin peer mohammed
5/7
Posted 4 days ago Apr 14, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
In Chennai we should start earlier for go to a place because traffic is very high. Sso hiring a taxi is very much useful. So local people knows the places they will help us to reach the destination easily. Rates are moderate. We had a good experience with taxi people.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Old Mahabalipuram Rd/OMR/Rajiv Gandhi IT Expy and East Coast Road
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Vinutha
  • Vinutha
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
Vinutha
7/7
Posted 1 week ago Apr 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The road trip to ocean spray with hubby was amazing. I could spend quality time with him in this trip. The roads were good which made the travel easy. We always prefer travelling by the car as we both enjoy it the most. Loud music, speed we both love. So yes it was a wonderful trip.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Old Mahabalipuram Rd/OMR/Rajiv Gandhi IT Expy and East Coast Road
Trip Includes:  Ocean Spray Hotel
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  • 3 votes

Arumugam Sixface
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  • 3 Reviews
Arumugam Sixface
6.1/7
Posted 1 week ago Apr 9, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was wonderful trip with my friends. Because we have volleyball and we have camera, so took the pictures at any moment. We enjoyed with songs in the bus, no one ask anything. We danced with my friends. Comfortable seats we had. We enjoyed with sightseeing around the trip.
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Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • GPS Tracking
Trip Includes:  Auro GP Guest House | Pondicherry
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  • 13 votes

Somu
  • Somu
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
Somu
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Mar 31, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We came by ECR Bay and it was a very nice experience. We stopped our car each and every 1/2 an hour and we enjoyed the beach. It was a different experience with my family and we all enjoyed. During our way to Pondicherry my wife also drove the car, she also enjoyed driving in the ECR route.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Rajiv Gandhi IT Expy and E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  Green Palace Hotel
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  • 16 votes

Moksh Juneja
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Moksh Juneja
5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Mar 24, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
East Coast Road is worth driving on. On one side you see farmlands and on the other side you see the sea. It is completely work the trip to drive down, any other mode of transportation would make you miss the awesome sight. You do cross Mahabalipuram, which is a good historic place to stop by and take a breather.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
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  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:Rajiv Gandhi IT Expy and E Coast Rd
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Chennai to Pondicherry By Train (133 Km)

Chennai ––› Pondicherry
By Train 133 Km
Chennai to Pondicherry by Train (133 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Pon... M T W T F S S
16115 Aurovile Express Chennai Egmore 18:10 22:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12898 Bbs Pdy Express Chennai Egmore 09:20 13:20 N Y N N N N N
22404 Ndls Pdy Exp Chennai Egmore 14:40 18:45 N N N N N N Y
56037 Chennai - Puducherry Passenger Chennai Egmore 06:35 11:05 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Chennai to Pondicherry By Car/Taxi (133 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 1463
Toyota Qualis 11 1463
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1596
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 1596
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1729
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