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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Amit Chowdhury
  • Amit Chowdhury
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
Amit Chowdhury
5.5/7
Posted 1 week ago Jul 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was an AC bus with comfortable seats. Also, it was a government transport service, so low cost just Rs. 200 per ticket. For seat availability, better board the bus from Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT). The bus left on time and reaches Pondicherry Bus Station within 3.5 hours. Journey was comfortable.
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
  • Good halts
Bus Type:
  • A/C
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It was a two day fun trip with my friend. I had pre-booked Raj residency via phone. After reaching Pondy, the nicely guided me to their location. It is very close to Pondy bus station. About the Residency, it is well-located, very nicely maintained, good services and the most important thing,...more »
Trip Includes:  | Auroville Beach
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Kiru Kiru
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  • 3 Reviews
Kiru Kiru
5.5/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 4, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
587 is an AC Volvo Bus. The bus operates between Koyambedu and Pondicherry. Best way to travel to Pondicherry. Average speed of the bus is 80 kilometre per hour. It starts every two hours and it costs 190 Rs per ticket. The driver was very smooth, the seats were just average and the bus had plenty of space. Take an auto from Pondicherry Busstand.
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This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
Bus Type:
  • A/C
Trip Includes:  Sunway-GRT Grand | Pondicherry Beach
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Baskar Jesu
  • Baskar Jesu
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
Baskar Jesu
7/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 3, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
2+1 seater bus and it started at 7 am from Thiruvanmiur and reached around 9.30 am. Bus operators provided the breakfast (bread and jam, unlimited water bottles and also they gave newspapers (English and Tamil). We didn't expect this kind of service from them. They gave all these facilities for around 240 rupees bus fare. I enjoyed a lot while travelling in the bus.
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Bus operator: Rathimeena Travels
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
  • Good halts
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
Trip Includes:  Raj Residency | Pondicherry
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Jeevith
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  • 4 Reviews
Jeevith
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 2, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
We took our own car to Pondicherry. It was a Hyundai Santro and we were a group of four friends. The drive was good and we stopped in between a couple of times to have tender coconut. It cost us Rs.20 each and was very good. On the way back to Chennai, we had food at Moon Rakers near Mahabalipuram. Sea food was too good there.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:National Highway 45
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Balachander desigar
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  • 4 Reviews
Balachander desigar
5.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jun 28, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Started from Chennai Marina Beach towards Tiruvanmiyur. On the way visited the famous Saibaba temple, then came the awesome East Coast Road(ECR Road) to Pondicherry and own car made me more convenient to stop at all the places on the way. Over all it was an awesome and memorable trip.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
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 Bhubaneswar-Puducherry SF Express Chennai Egmore 09:20 13:20 N Y N N N N N
22404 New Delhi-Puducherry SF Express 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
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 1596
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1596
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1729
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