How to Reach Auroville

There are no direct transport services to Auroville from any city, its best to come via Pondicherry or chennai. The nearest airport is Chennai Airport which is 140 km away from Auroville. The Puducherry Railway Station is 14 km away. You can take a cab or auto from the railway station to reach Auroville. 

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How to reach Auroville by flight

Auroville does not have an airport of its own and so doesn't Pondicherry. The nearest airport is Chennai which is 135 kms away and it is connected to all the major cities of the world. Hiring a cab from Chennai will cost you Rs 2100 approximately.

Nearest Airport: Chennai Airport - 115 kms from Auroville

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Tentative return flight prices to Chennai Airport from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 6,773 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 8,205 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 3,484 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 6,559 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 7,054 View

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How to reach Auroville by road

Auroville is well connected by buses from cities like Chennai, Tiruvannamalai, Bengalaru, Chidambaram, Ooty. Pondicherry is well connected to major cities in India.

How to reach Auroville by train

The nearest railhead to Auroville is the one at Villupuram which is 32 kms away and is connected to major cities of India. One can hire a cab from there or travel in the daily passenger train to reach Auroville.

Local transport in Auroville

Auroville has a lot of options in terms of intra city commuting. Auroville is a chilled out place and is flocked by a lot of foreigners throughout the year. Keeping that in mind, a lot of options are available for renting vehicles on a daily basis. Two wheelers cost around 200-250 Rs per day, while four wheelers cost around 1000-1200 per day. The timings to hire vehicles are from 9am-9pm. This is quite certainly the most appropriate option given the fact that Auroville is a small town and it is not very difficult to get acquainted with its roadmap. Other options include share auto rickshaws that might cost you about 5 to 10 Rs per ride and buses that ply quite frequently in the town.

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Auroville Photos

Auroville, Pondicherry
This green land was completely barren before the foundation of this township

The Matrimandir, a golden metallic sphere in the center of town
Sunrise at the Auroville Beach

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