There are 8 ways to get from Kollam 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  15 h 15 min

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

$17 - $24

Cheapest option

Train  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Villuparam Junction (VM) Guv Chennai Exp
  2. Take the train from Villuparam Junction (VM) to Puducherry (PDY) Ms Pdy Exp / ...

$15 - $37

6 alternative options

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

Bus, train  •  19 h 10 min

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

$24 - $42

Taxi  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kollam to Puducherry 377 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Puducherry 377 miles

$60 - $90

Train, fly to Pondicherry  •  12 h 16 min

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

$59 - $289

Train, fly to Madras  •  8 h 57 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 Puducherry (PDY)

$40 - $191

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, you can take a train from Kollam to Puducherry via Villuparam Junction (VM) in around 17 h 5 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Kochi, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
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
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Villuparam Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Villuparam Junction (VM) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $14
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
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $16
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 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
Bus from Cochin to Palakkad
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 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 Kollam to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kollam to Puducherry?

The distance between Kollam and Puducherry is 491 km. The road distance is 603 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kollam to Puducherry?

The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700 and takes 15 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kollam to Puducherry?

The quickest way to get from Kollam to Puducherry is to taxi which takes 8 h 55 min and costs ₹8,000 - ₹9,500.

Is there a direct train between Kollam and Puducherry?

No, there is no direct train from Kollam to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Kollam Junction (QLN) and arriving at Puducherry (PDY) via Villuparam Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Kollam and Puducherry?

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.

How long does it take to get from Kollam to Puducherry?

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