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There are 9 ways to get from Kochi to Puducherry by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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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Fly Kochi to Madras, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Madras (MAA) COK - MAA
  2. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$30 - $152

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Train  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Erode Junction (ED) Ers-Sbc Intercity Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Erode Junction (ED) to Pondicherry (PDY) Maq Pdy Exp / ...

$10 - $31

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Fly Kochi to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) COK - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$61 - $306

Fly Kochi to Pondicherry  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Pondicherry (PNY) COK - PNY

$63 - $301

Train to Coimbatore, fly to Madras, train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Coimbatore Junction (CBE)
  2. Fly from Coimbatore (CJB) to Madras (MAA) CJB - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$36 - $142

Train to Calicut, fly to Madras, train  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Kozhikkode (CLT)
  2. Fly from Calicut (CCJ) to Madras (MAA) CCJ - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$52 - $282

Bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Pondicherry

$10 - $15

Taxi  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Puducherry 354.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Puducherry 354.7 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹750 - ₹1,100 and takes 10 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Puducherry is to fly which costs ₹4,600 - ₹23,000 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kochi to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) and arriving at Pondicherry (PDY) via Erode Junction (ED). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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The distance between Kochi and Puducherry is 448 km. The road distance is 567.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Puducherry without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 57 min and costs ₹750 - ₹1,100.

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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Kochi to Puducherry, including transfers.

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Kochi to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) station.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Puducherry is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs ₹4,600 - ₹23,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹750 - ₹1,100 and takes 10 h 57 min, you could also train, which costs ₹750 - ₹2,300 and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Madras Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Kochi to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Pondicherry (PDY) station.

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Map of how to get from Kochi to Puducherry.
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  • Distance: 280.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

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

AirAsia India, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines fly from Kochi to Puducherry 4 times a day. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Kochi to Puducherry hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Coimbatore to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Calicut to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Calicut to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Coimbatore to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Calicut to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Coimbatore to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Coimbatore to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Coimbatore Junction (CBE)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Kozhikkode (CLT)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Erode Junction (ED)
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Erode Junction (ED) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Kerala Taxi
Phone
+91 98460 43403
Website
keralataxi.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 484 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Puducherry is 567 km. It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to drive from Kochi to Puducherry.

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Air India Limited, Vistara, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Kochi Airport to Madras Airport.

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There are 421+ hotels available in Puducherry. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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