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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Anuraj

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Anuraj
5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Jun 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Had a good experience in travelling , we could able to see many places during a long travel. We used by pass route from Chennai. The roads are wide enough and superb which made us to reach on time as well as safe . Direction made us to reach the spot correctly.
Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Tiruchi Chennai Hwy and Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45
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Ayyan mukerji

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Ayyan mukerji
4.8/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jun 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It is said the "Taste of result is best tasted if the journey is good". Bus journey was average because of the bus quality else the scenic beauty was awesome. The long laid sea is visible from the bus. Really nice to visit via road transport preferable by taking own car.
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Bus operator: PRTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
Trip Includes:  Aruna Hotel | Pondicherry
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V karthik make my trip

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V karthik make my trip
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jun 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
This is the first time I took my family with a 10 month baby out for a long distance. That was really a good experience. That was really happy that my son was able to travel for a long distance. On the way while coming we had a issue and heavy traffic. We stickers for 2 and 1/2 hrs that was really a bad experience my suggestion is not to come by ECR Road since it a two way road no safety heavy traffic.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:East Coast Road
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Gaurav

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Gaurav
5.5/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jun 15, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
It was good and nice experience and went to many places. Road is very good and smooth with good air. Nice to see the climate of Pondachery. Very good time spent there and roads are good. We have visited many times to celebrate with friends. Comfortable travel and had south Indian food is good.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
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Route Taken:National Highway 45
Trip Includes:  Shanthi Inn Hotel | Pondicherry
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Sam Selwin
3.5/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jun 15, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Good long drive in ECR stretch. Took the IT Highway into ECR to reach Pondicherry from Chennai. Even trains and buses are available daily. Taking a own car would be a better option.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Rajiv Gandhi IT Expy and E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  Sathya Residency
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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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