The distance between Pondicherry and Chennai, is almost 155 km. It takes a little more than three hours, to reach Chennai from Pondicherry, by road. The best way to travel to Chennai from Pondicherry, is by car. From Pondicherry Station, take the East Coast Road to reach Marakkanam, after 34 km. Continue on the road for another 18 km, to reach Edakalinadu and then cross Puddupattinam, to reach Mamallapuram after 42 km. From Mamallapuram, Chennai is just 60 km away. One can take small break at Edakalinadu, for refills and snacks.
Transport options from Pondicherry to Chennai
Pondicherry to Chennai By Car: Hire a cab from Pondicherry to Chennai, which takes around 3 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR7 to INR24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families, kids and group travellers.
Pondicherry to Chennai By Bus: Take a bus from Pondicherry to Chennai, which takes around 3 hours. Chennai bus station is located at a distance of around 3 km from the city centre and can be reached by bus, auto-rickshaw, rickshaw or cab. Travelling by bus is economical and recommended for individual travellers and youngsters.
Pondicherry to Chennai By Train: Take a direct train from Pondicherry to Chennai that takes 4 hours. Chennai Railway Station is located at a distance of about 3 km from the city centre and can be covered by auto-rickshaw, bus or cab. Ideal for group travellers, seniors and families.
Pondicherry to Chennai By Train (133 Km)
By Train 133 Km
|Train No.||Train Name||Origin||Dep.||Arr.||Days Of Run|
|22403||Puducherry-New Delhi SF Express||Puducherry||09:05||13:00||N||N||Y||N||N||N||N|
|56038||Puducherry - Chennai Passenger||Puducherry||15:15||20:15||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
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Pondicherry to Chennai By Car/Taxi (133 Km)
|Vehicle||Approx. Fare/Km (Rs)||Approx. Cost (Rs)|
|Tata Indica A/C||11||1463|
|Hyundai Santro A/C||12||1596|
|Mahindra Xylo A/C||13||1729|
|Chevrolet Tavera A/C||13||1729|
|Tata Indigo A/C||14||1862|
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