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.
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
Tentative return flight prices to Chennai from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 5,620 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 7,621 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 2,625 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 3,968 Non-stop|
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.
The Villupuram Railway Junction connects Pondicherry to the rest of India via rail.
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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.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Chennai to Pondicherry||170 km||3 hours 13 mins||View Details|
|Bangalore to Pondicherry||311 km||6 hours 19 mins||View Details|
|Mumbai to Pondicherry||1,298 km||19 hours 51 mins||View Details|
|Hyderabad to Pondicherry||785 km||12 hours 49 mins||View Details|
|Delhi to Pondicherry||2,359 km||1 day 12 hours||View Details|
|Kolkata to Pondicherry||1,828 km||1 day 5 hours||View Details|
|Pune to Pondicherry||1,154 km||17 hours 51 mins||View Details|
|Ernakulam to Pondicherry||556 km||9 hours 30 mins||View Details|
|Goa to Pondicherry||878 km||14 hours 25 mins||View Details|
|Ahmedabad to Pondicherry||1,811 km||1 day 4 hours||View Details|
|Alleppey to Pondicherry||610 km||10 hours 39 mins||View Details|
|Varanasi to Pondicherry||2,012 km||1 day 10 hours||View Details|
|Munnar to Pondicherry||456 km||8 hours 22 mins||View Details|
|Chandigarh to Pondicherry||2,587 km||1 day 15 hours||View Details|
|Jaipur to Pondicherry||2,339 km||1 day 12 hours||View Details|
|Wayanad to Pondicherry||519 km||9 hours 34 mins||View Details|