There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Madras, train  •  8 h 9 min

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

$30 - $153

Cheapest option

Train  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) to Shoranur Junction (SRR) Ernad Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Shoranur Junction (SRR) to Puducherry (PDY) Puducherry Exp

$11 - $34

6 alternative options

Fly to Pondicherry  •  5 h 27 min

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

$63 - $302

Bus SETC  •  14 h 44 min

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

$16 - $24

Bus, train  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Palakkad
  2. Take the train from Palakkad (PGT) to Puducherry (PDY) Puducherry Exp

$17 - $32

Bus  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Chennai
  2. Take the bus from Chennai to Pondicherry

$20 - $28

Taxi  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Puducherry 354.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Puducherry 354.7 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700 and takes 14 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Puducherry is to fly which takes 5 h 27 min and costs ₹4,200 - ₹21,000.

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The distance between Kochi and Puducherry is 448 km. The road distance is 567 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Kochi to Puducherry, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Kochi to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) and arriving at Puducherry (PDY) via Shoranur Junction (SRR). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

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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, you can take a bus from Kochi to Puducherry via Edapally Jn., Maharaja College, Ernakulam, and Perundhurai in around 14 h 44 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
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
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
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 Tambaram (TBM) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) to Shoranur Junction (SRR)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Shoranur Junction (SRR) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Palakkad (PGT) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Perundhurai
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Palakkad
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Chennai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 - $11
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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