Pondicherry to Bangalore Distance

Pondicherry To Bangalore

(Bangalore To Pondicherry)

Best way to travel from Pondicherry to Bangalore

Total distance 327 km
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The distance between Pondicherry and Bangalore, is almost 320 km. It takes more or less seven hours, to reach Bangalore from Pondicherry. The best way to travel, is by car. Start from NH 66 and go till Tindivanam, which is 45 km from Pondicherry. Continue on NH 66, crossing Kilpennathur and Gingee, to reach Tiruvannavalai, which is 67 km from Tindivadam. From Tiruvannavalai, drive 119 km on NH 66, to reach Kathujuganapalli, crossing Uthangarai in between. Take the NH 7 after Kathujuganapalli and continue on NH 7 to reach Hosur; then take the Banglore City road and drive for 39 km, to reach Bangalore City.

Transport options from Pondicherry to Bangalore

Pondicherry to Bangalore By Car: Hire a cab from Pondicherry to Bangalore, which takes around 7 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR7 to INR24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by car is recommended for families with kids and group travellers.

Pondicherry to Bangalore By Bus: Take a bus from Pondicherry to Bangalore, which takes around 7 hours. Bangalore bus terminal is located at a distance of around 4 km from the city centre and can be reached by bus, auto-rickshaw or cab. Travelling by bus is economical and recommended for individual travellers and youngsters.

Pondicherry to Bangalore By Train: Take a direct train from Pondicherry to Bangalore that takes about 10 hours. Bangalore Railway Station is located at a distance of about 4 km from the city centre and can be reached by bus, cab or auto-rickshaw. Suitable for travelling in groups and with families.

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Anu Anu
  • Anu Anu
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Anu Anu
5.3/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Mar 21, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was an beautiful experience while travelling to Bangalore by bus, it was my first visit to that place. Enjoyed a lot by visiting famous place there like Lal Bhadur Park, Iskon Temple, Kempfort Temple. Purchased lot of dresses there by visiting different areas like Jaya Nagar, Chickpet.
Bus operator: SETC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
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Kumar
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Kumar
5.5/7
Posted Nov 16, 2013 Nov 16, 2013
Mode of Transport:Bus
I travelled by KSRTC bus(Rajahamsa). It was quite comfortable. I am travelling between Pondicherry and Bangalore quite frequently, almost once or twice in a month. I travelled by all types of buses which runs by different organizations, government as well as private. I have used buses of Karnataka(KSRTC ), Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry governments, these including ordinary buses, delux, ultra delux, and AC buses. But I felt Rajahamsa is the best option, as these are quite comfortable and cheap also compared to AC(Volvo) buses. Ordinary bus are very cheap but not advisable for a long journey. On-board entertainment, blankets and water is provided in AC Volvo buses only. So if anybody ask, I will advice for Rajahamsa only.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
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I was in Bangalore for a Conference in Bangalore. They put me in Hotel Navanidhi.
My experience during this period was a mixed one.
As the pool is concirned, I could not use it due to shortage of time.
Bed was quite comfortable.
Television was OK with channels of my liking (...more »
Trip Includes:  | Bangalore
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Phani Simha
  • Phani Simha
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
Phani Simha
5/7
Posted 2 months ago Feb 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We were two families in the car, 4 adults and 2 children. The drive till Krishnagiri is amazing. Once you turn off the highway and head into the road via Thiruvannamalai, the jumpy bumpy road greets you. It is a single road from the turn off highway and riddled with potholes. There are villages and towns you pass where you can buy stuff like water, juice and snacks. The major stop for refuelling your stomach will either have to be Chengam (average food) or Thiruvannamalai (pretty good food). At some places, you'll need to ask for directions.

Being avid riders and drivers, having covered a lot of country roads, we found it kind of interesting rather than boring. We stopped at local chai shops, had conversations with the local people and then continued.

Overall, a fun drive, but those not used to driving the winding country roads might find it boring.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH 66
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We were visiting Pondicherry on a leisure trip with family and we were looking at a comfortable place to stay. Found this hotel on HolidayIQ and it fits our needs to the fullest.

We were driving down and landed at the hotel pretty late in the night. The security and the hotel staff...more »
Trip Includes:  | Pondicherry | Sri Aurobindo Ashram | Auroville
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Prasanna
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  • 3 Reviews
Prasanna
5/7
Posted Dec 1, 2013 Dec 1, 2013
Mode of Transport:Car
We went from Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Thiruvannamalai (Ramana Ashram)-Pondicherry. Please do not take this route unless you really have to. Its great till Krishnagiri and then its just pathetic with bone breaking roads. Instead take Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Vellore-Arcot-Vandavasi-Tindivanam-Pondicherry. This was the road that we took while returning.

From Bangalore to Vellore is a six lane road where you can zoom till 80-100 kmph easily. Very minimal construction is going on. From Tindivanam again, there is a great 4 lane road till Pondicherry. Roads till Pondi are pretty good as its a Union Territory. Take this route to have a great trip (lush green fields on both sides and beautiful hills for some part of the journey).
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We stayed at the hotel for 1 night and it was one of the best times of our life. The plus point of the hotel is that it has rooms which give a good view of the sea. Please note that the view is not a entire view of the sea. Regardless itís still breath taking. There was a big porch like...more »
Trip Includes:  | Pondicherry
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Shivaram Upadhyayul
  • Shivaram Upadhyayul
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
Shivaram Upadhyayul
5.5/7
Posted 2 months ago Feb 4, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We travelled from Bangalore (Malleshwaram) to Pondicherry by car. There are three possible routes but from our place the best will be the one via NH46. You would take NH7 till Krishnagiri at which point there is a left towards Vellore.

The only downside with NH7 is that NH7 is crowded even for a national highway and there is a lot of lane changing by speeding drivers. Also there is almost always road repair works it seems and we had to spend half and hour in a traffic jam on a national highway!

Once you enter NH46 driving is a breeze and you make up for lost time. Remember that at Arcot there is a right towards SH5. GPS is confusing here and we ended up driving over Palar bridge and spent more than half and hour to correct our route.

We had to go to Bonjour Ocean Spray resort which is not exactly in Pondicherry, but we didn't type in the resort as the destination. We typed in Pondicherry. This meant that we travelled via Tindivanam toward Pondicherry and the roads were very good, unlike the return trip where we had to go thorough bad roads.

Remember to eat at Arcot (or Vellore) else you run out of options pretty quickly. Tindivanam had a few small options but if you are having lunch or a heavy meal Arcot is your best.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 46 and SH 5
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This is our first travel after our child was born and he was around 8 months when we took this trip. So we were looking for a resort with nothing to do but relax. We got good offers from one of the internet sites, otherwise this resort is a little expensive.

The room which we took is...more »
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Pondicherry to Bangalore By Train (268 Km)

Pondicherry ––› Bangalore
By Train 268 Km
Pondicherry to Bangalore by Train (268 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Pon... Ban... M T W T F S S
12256 Yesvantpur Express Puducherry 21:00 06:59 N N N N N Y N
11006 Chalukya Express Puducherry 20:30 05:13 N Y Y N N N Y
16574 Yesvantpur Express Puducherry 21:00 06:59 N N N N N Y N
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Pondicherry to Bangalore By Car/Taxi (268 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 2948
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3216
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3484
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 3484
Tata Indigo A/C 14 3752
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