Kolkata to Pondicherry

   Kolkata to Pondicherry Road Distance 1,828 km
   Kolkata to Pondicherry Aerial Distance 1,492 km
  Kolkata to Pondicherry Travel Time 1 day 5 hours

How to reach Pondicherry from Kolkata

Situated in the southern portion of India, Pondicherry is a Union territory, boasting of rich colonial heritage. It is here that you can experience the real British life , three lined streets, yellow bungalows and the famous Gandhi memorial. Pondicherry is far from Kolkata, however a flight to Bangalore or Chennai and then a road trip to Pondicherry is what most people prefer. There is only one flight which flies directly to Pondicherry from Kolkata for which tickets are always sold out.

Knowing The Details

1. Kolkata to Pondicherry by Flight and Bus
2. Kolkata to Pondicherry by Road
3. Kolkata to Pondicherry by Train
4. Popular Routes to Pondicherry
5. Popular Routes from Kolkata
6. Places to Visit in Pondicherry
7. Hotels in Pondicherry

1. Kolkata to Pondicherry by Flight and Bus

Pondicherry by Flight
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Multiple airlines fly between Kolkata and Chennai/Bangalore at various timings due to the increased demand for these major cities. Flying to Chennai or Bangalore and then a road journey to Pondicherry is the preferred and most convenient way to travel for tourists. 

Option 1

Part 1: Kolkata to Chennai by Flight:

Starting Price: INR 3000
Departure Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Arrival Airport: Chennai International Airport
Travel Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Part 2: Chennai to Pondicherry by Bus

Route Operator:  Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation
Route Number: 87ACS1
Starting Point: Chennai 
Terminating Point: Pondicherry 
Travel time: 3 Hour 45 Minutes
Distance : 170 Kms
Frequency: Three times a day.
Ticket cost: INR 300

Option 2 

Part 1: Kolkata to Bangalore by Flight

Starting Price: INR 4000
Departure Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Arrival Airport: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
Travel Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Part 2: Bangalore to Pondicherry by Bus

By Bus
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Route Operator:  Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation
Starting Point: Bangalore 
Terminating Point: Pondicherry 
Travel time: 7 Hour 30 Minutes
Distance : 315 Kms
Frequency: Hourly
Ticket cost: INR 600

2. Kolkata to Pondicherry by Road

The journey to Pondicherry from Kolkata by road is comparatively longer than other modes of transport. The road journey is bound to leave you exhausted and and the drive is not very comfortable either. 

Approximate Travel Time: 30 Hours
Approximate Taxi Fare: INR 15000
Car Rentals In Kolkata : Lopon Car Rental, Zoomcar Kolkata, My Choize. 

Route 1: Via NH16

Distance: 1843 Kms
Time: 32 Hours

Sights on the way: Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Gopegarh Eco Park, Jhargram Raj Palace, Barabati Fort, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Cuttack Chandi Temple, Mahuri Kalua Temple, Kedareswar Temple, Thakurani Temple, Ramakrishna Beach, Kailasagiri, Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Simhachalam, Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam, Undavalli Caves, Kothapatnam Beach, Ranganatha Temple, Nellore, Shri Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakshi Tayee Ammavari, Fort St. George, Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Eating options: Maharaja Bar Restaurant , Gabbar's Bar and Kitchen, The Cocktail, The Golden Spoon, Cuttack, Amma Hotel, Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant, Udipi Sreenivasa Bhavan, Hotel Sri Krishna Prasad. 

Route 2: Via NH16 and NH30

Distance: 2114 Kms
Time: 38 Hours

Sights on the way: Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Mandira Dam, Hanuman Temple, Samaleswari Temple, Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, Bogatha Waterfall,  Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam, Undavalli Caves, Kothapatnam Beach, Ranganatha Temple, Nellore, Shri Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakshi Tayee Ammavari, Fort St. George, Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Eating options: Maharaja Bar Restaurant , Gabbar's Bar and Kitchen, Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant, Udipi Sreenivasa Bhavan, Hotel Sri Krishna Prasad, Sapthagiri Family Restaurant, Surya Hotel, Brundavanam Beach Restaurant.

3. Kolkata to Pondicherry by Train

Train to Pondicherry
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Travelling from Kolkata to Pondicherry by train is definitely the cheapest option but is also long and tiring. The train takes over one day to reach , but the journey is not uncomfortable if you book a sleeper ticket. 

Travel time: 33 Hours  20 Minutes
Distance : 2000 Kms
Frequency: Once a week
Ticket cost: INR 900

Popular Routes to Pondicherry

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Chennai to Pondicherry 3 hours 13 mins 170 km
Bangalore to Pondicherry 6 hours 19 mins 311 km
Mumbai to Pondicherry 19 hours 51 mins 1,298 km
Hyderabad to Pondicherry 12 hours 49 mins 785 km
Delhi to Pondicherry 1 day 12 hours 2,359 km
Kolkata to Pondicherry 1 day 5 hours 1,828 km

Popular Routes from Kolkata

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Kolkata to Gangtok 15 hours 16 mins 671 km
Kolkata to Siliguri 11 hours 51 mins 558 km
Kolkata to Guwahati 20 hours 18 mins 986 km
Kolkata to Delhi 23 hours 7 mins 1,486 km
Kolkata to Shimla 1 day 5 hours 1,813 km
Kolkata to Ooty 1 day 11 hours 2,180 km