There are 9 ways to get from Kochi to Puducherry by bus, train, 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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Bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Pondicherry

$9 - $13

8 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 55 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 - $32

Bus SETC  •  14 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Perundhurai
  2. Take the bus from Perundhurai to Pondicherry

$15 - $22

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

Fly Kochi to Madras, train  •  8 h 24 min

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

$30 - $152

Fly Kochi to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  8 h 34 min

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

$63 - $308

Fly Kochi to Pondicherry  •  6 h 7 min

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

$63 - $301

Train to Coimbatore, fly to Madras, train  •  11 h 18 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹650 - ₹1,000 and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Puducherry is to fly which costs ₹4,500 - ₹22,000 and takes 6 h 7 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 55 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 12 h 10 min and costs ₹650 - ₹1,000.

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It takes approximately 12 h 10 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 bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs ₹650 - ₹1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹750 - ₹2,300 and takes 13 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs ₹4,500 - ₹22,000 and takes 6 h 7 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: 12 h 10 min

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

RedBus operates a bus from Kochi to Puducherry hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kochi to Puducherry via Erode Junction (ED) in around 13 h 55 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Mumbai, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Coimbatore to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Coimbatore to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
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
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Erode Junction (ED)
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 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
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Srirangam (SRGM) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Coimbatore Junction (CBE)
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Perundhurai
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Perundhurai to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tnstc.in
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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