There are 10 ways to get from Kollam to Puducherry by train, plane, 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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Train to Trivandrum, fly to Madras, train  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Madras (MAA) TRV - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$40 - $189

Cheapest option

Train via Srirangam (SRGM)  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Srirangam (SRGM) Guv Chennai Exp
  2. Take the train from Srirangam (SRGM) to Pondicherry (PDY) Maq-Pdy Wkly Exp

$13 - $34

8 alternative options

Train to Kochi, fly to Madras, train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Aluva (AWY)
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Madras (MAA) COK - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$32 - $166

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Pondicherry  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Pondicherry (PNY) TRV - PNY

$59 - $317

Train to Tuticorin, fly to Madras, train  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ)
  2. Fly from Tuticorin (TCR) to Madras (MAA) TCR - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$38 - $259

Bus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the bus from Cochin to Pondicherry

$16 - $23

Train  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Villupuram Junction (VM) Qln-Ms Ananthapuri Exp / ...

$14 - $34

Bus via Perundhurai  •  17 h 44 min

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

$23 - $34

Taxi  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kollam to Puducherry 377 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Puducherry 377 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,600 and takes 15 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kollam to Puducherry is to train and fly which costs ₹4,100 - ₹23,000 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kollam and Puducherry is 491 km. The road distance is 603.3 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to get from Kollam to Puducherry, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kollam to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Kollam and arriving at Pondicherry via Cochin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kollam to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Kollam Junction (QLN) and arriving at Pondicherry (PDY) via Villupuram Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kollam to Puducherry is 603 km. It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to drive from Kollam to Puducherry.

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  • Distance: 306.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Kollam to Puducherry via Ernakulam and Cochin in around 15 h 15 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Kollam to Puducherry twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $22 and the journey takes 13 h 45 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Tuticorin to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $150
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Tuticorin to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $140
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 Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Aluva (AWY)
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ)
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Villupuram Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Srirangam (SRGM)
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
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
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
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
$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 Kollam to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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