There are 6 ways to get from Puducherry to Madurai by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Puducherry (PDY) to Villuparam Junction (VM) Chennai Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Villuparam Junction (VM) to Madurai Junction (MDU) Kanyakumari Exp / ...

$7 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Madurai

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Madurai 205.2 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Madurai 205.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Pondicherry  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Pondicherry (PNY) to Madurai (IXM) PNY - IXM

$41 - $189

Train to Madras, fly  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM

$27 - $171

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Madurai is to taxi which takes 4 h 53 min and costs ₹5,000 - ₹6,500.

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The distance between Puducherry and Madurai is 292 km. The road distance is 328 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Puducherry to Madurai, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pondicherry and arriving at Madurai. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Puducherry to Madurai. However, there are services departing from Puducherry (PDY) and arriving at Madurai Junction (MDU) via Villuparam Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Puducherry, India and Madurai, India?

You can take a train from Puducherry to Madurai via Villuparam Junction (VM) in around 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Puducherry to Madurai every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Puducherry (PDY) to Villuparam Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Villuparam Junction (VM) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Madurai
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Devaki Travels
Phone
+91 413 225 7199
Website
devakitravels.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 413 2888999
Website
fasttrackcalltaxi.in
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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