How to Reach Pondicherry

Located in South India, Pondicherry is very well connected to the rest of the country and most major cities in the world via a good air, rail and road network. The nearest airport is in Chennai- at a distance of 125 kms and the nearest railway station is at Villupuram Railway Junction which is 37 kms from Pondicherry respectively.

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Most frequently searched routes to Pondicherry

Route Name Distance Time
Chennai to Pondicherry 170 km 3 hours 13 mins
Bangalore to Pondicherry 311 km 6 hours 19 mins
Mumbai to Pondicherry 1,298 km 19 hours 51 mins
Hyderabad to Pondicherry 785 km 12 hours 49 mins
Delhi to Pondicherry 2,359 km 1 day 12 hours
Kolkata to Pondicherry 1,828 km 1 day 5 hours
Pune to Pondicherry 1,154 km 17 hours 51 mins
Ernakulam to Pondicherry 556 km 9 hours 30 mins
Goa to Pondicherry 878 km 14 hours 25 mins
Ahmedabad to Pondicherry 1,811 km 1 day 4 hours
Alleppey to Pondicherry 610 km 10 hours 39 mins
Varanasi to Pondicherry 2,012 km 1 day 10 hours
Munnar to Pondicherry 456 km 8 hours 22 mins
Chandigarh to Pondicherry 2,587 km 1 day 15 hours
Jaipur to Pondicherry 2,339 km 1 day 12 hours
Wayanad to Pondicherry 519 km 9 hours 34 mins

How to reach Pondicherry by flight

Pondicherry can be reached by air from the Puducherry Airport at Lawspet. Another option would be the Karaikal Airport.

Nearest Airport: Chennai Airport - 125 kms from Pondicherry

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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 Pondicherry by road

A road trip to Pondicherry is a dream for every traveller because of the exotic scenery. However, there are various buses that connect Pondicherry to Chennai, Trichy, Bangalore, Coimbatore etc.

How to reach Pondicherry by train

The Villupuram Railway Junction connects Pondicherry to the rest of India via rail.

Local transport in Pondicherry

A lot of people prefer to rent their own motorcycle and car in Pondicherry, since some of the main attractions - Auroville and the Paradise beach are far from the main town. If you would not prefer to drive yourself, there are a lot of taxi and shared autos available which can give you a ride to and from the main promenade.

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Pondicherry Photos

Aerial view of the city on the coast side
Paradise Beach - Also Known as Plage Paradiso Situated Close to Pondicherry
Matrimandir - Situated in Auroville was Opened on February 2008

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