Chennai to Puducherry by bus, train

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From Chennai Egmore to Chennai by train

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08:45
MS Chennai Egmore
13:15
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
4h 30m
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08:45
MS Chennai Egmore
13:15
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
4h 30m
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08:45
MS Chennai Egmore
13:15
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
4h 30m
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14:24
MS Chennai Egmore
17:39
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
3h 15m
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14:25
MS Chennai Egmore
17:40
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
3h 15m
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17:30
MS Chennai Egmore
21:45
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
4h 15m
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17:30
MS Chennai Egmore
21:45
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
4h 15m
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17:30
MS Chennai Egmore
21:45
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
4h 15m
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18:10
MS Chennai Egmore
22:25
PDY Pondicherry, Chennai
18d 4h 15m
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From Chennai to Puducherry by bus

05:00
Chennai
08:00
Puducherry
3h
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05:30
Chennai
08:30
Puducherry
3h
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06:30
Chennai
09:30
Puducherry
3h
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10:30
Chennai
14:15
Puducherry
3h 45m
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10:30
Chennai
14:30
Puducherry
4h
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13:30
Chennai
17:00
Puducherry
3h 30m
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14:00
Chennai
17:45
Puducherry
3h 45m
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17:00
Chennai
20:45
Puducherry
3h 45m
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17:00
Chennai
21:00
Puducherry
4h
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17:30
Chennai
21:30
Puducherry
4h
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19:00
Chennai
23:00
Puducherry
4h
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21:00
Chennai
00:30
Puducherry
3h 30m
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21:30
Chennai
01:15
Puducherry
3h 45m
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21:50
Chennai
01:20
Puducherry
3h 30m
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22:00
Chennai
02:00
Puducherry
4h
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23:00
Chennai
02:30
Puducherry
3h 30m
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23:30
Chennai
03:15
Puducherry
3h 45m
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Chennai to Puducherry Schedule

Chennai to Puducherry Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Orange Tours And Travels AC Sleeper 05:00 – 08:00₹ 462
Morning Star Travels AC Sleeper 06:30 – 09:30₹ 521
Indian Railways 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper 08:45 – 13:15₹ 731
Rathimeena Travels Non-AC Seater 10:30 – 14:15₹ 330
Rathimeena Travels AC Seater 13:30 – 17:00₹ 638
Indian Railways 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 14:24 – 17:39₹ 1,191
Indian Railways 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper 17:30 – 21:45₹ 1,476
Rathimeena Travels Non-AC Seater 17:00 – 20:45₹ 330
Parveen Travels AC Sleeper 17:30 – 21:30₹ 579
Indian Railways 2S - Second Sitting Class 18:10 – 22:25₹ 521
Rathimeena Travels AC Seater 21:00 – 00:30₹ 638
Parveen Travels Non-AC Sleeper 22:00 – 02:00₹ 386

Chennai to Puducherry destination reviews

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Bus Non-AC Seater, Rathimeena Travels, Feb 1, 2019
I booked online in New Zealand and was nervous that the bus may not turn up or stop at my road side bus stop, but no problem. Comfortable seats and with windows open better than air conditioning. Bus driver a little surley but rest of staff very helpful.

Popular Routes in India

How to get from Chennai to Puducherry

When you want to get from Chennai to Puducherry, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about INR 1,843. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as INR 330.

How far is Chennai from Puducherry?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chennai to Puducherry. Your trip will be a total of 13552 miles (21804 km). The flying distance is 81 miles (129 km).

How long does it take to get from Chennai to Puducherry?

The travel time from Chennai to Puducherry can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 437 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Chennai to Puducherry?

The cost of the trip from Chennai to Puducherry varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Rathimeena Travels: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as INR 330 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as INR 1,843.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Chennai to Puducherry:

  • Bus tickets - INR 330 to INR 726;
  • Train tickets - INR 513 to INR 1,843;

How many trips per day are there between Chennai and Puducherry?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 05:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:30. There are 17 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 10 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Chennai to Puducherry is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Chennai to Puducherry

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chennai to Puducherry? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 811 decided to go for a bus.
  • 189 users enjoyed a train ride.