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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Radha Krishna

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  • 6 Reviews
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Radha Krishna
3/7
Posted Yesterday May 29, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus was a non A/c bus. It didn't have proper seating, with many stops. It was over crowded. It stopped at some hotel for tea, the hotel wasn't good and it was stinking. The bus was old and was so loud it was noisy. You cant even take a nap. It took around 4 hours to reach there. Only good thing was that the price was very low. It was around 90 Rs.
Bus operator: MTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
Trip Includes:  Anandha Inn | Pondicherry | Auroville
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Gowtham

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  • 3 Reviews
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Gowtham
3.5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago May 18, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
It was a very bad experience for me. It took a long time to reach the destination. So next time I'll prefer a bike or bus to go there. I hate that train. But Railway station is near my home and I had a nice time with my girlfriend. The train was not crowded.
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Train name (Train no): Chennai - Puducherry Passenger (56037)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
Boarding Station: Tambaram
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This station has
  • Accomodation
Last Station: Puducherry
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Aruna Hotel | Pondicherry
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Thomas

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Thomas
7/7
Posted 3 weeks ago May 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
I usually travel by my car to Pondy either via ECR or national highway. It's easy for me when I reach Pondy for all city travels and visits to near by places. It's a nice way to get to Pondy and comfortable rather than taking the public transport.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:Old Mahabalipuram Rd/OMR/Rajiv Gandhi IT Expy and East Coast Road
Trip Includes:  Corbelli Hotel | Pondicherry
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Haja maidin peer mohammed

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Haja maidin peer mohammed
5/7
Posted 2 months 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.
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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
7/7
Posted 2 months 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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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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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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