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.
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.
This route has:
Tiruchi Chennai Hwy and Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45
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.
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.
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.
Pondicherry Information - Welcome to Pondicherry - In this Web site, you will find information on all aspects of Pondicherry. The main languages spoken are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and French.
Government of Pondicherry - Pondicherry Government portal covering diverse topics including health, tourism, culture, climate, Tenders and e-Governance.
Pondicherry Tourism - Pondicherry Tourism Government portal - Official website of Dept. of Tourism, covers Places of Interest in Pondicherry, List of Beaches in Pondicherry etc.,
Other Useful Links
Weather - Weather forecast for Pondicherry with a fast, easy to use interface. Includes weather maps, graphics and radar images.
Intach, Pondicherry - Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage is dedicated to heritage conservation and awareness. Intach has been working with the Government of Pondicherry and the public to conserve the architectural heritage and townscape of Pondicherry.
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