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There are 8 ways to get from Kollam to Puducherry by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus SETC  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Tirunelveli 736Ud
  2. Take the bus from Tirunelveli to Puducherry H848

$15 - $21

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Train via Erode Junction (ED)  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Erode Junction (ED) Kcvl-Sbc Exp. / ...
  2. Take the train from Erode Junction (ED) to Pondicherry (PDY) Maq Pdy Exp / ...

$13 - $33

6 alternative options

Bus RedBus  •  15 h 15 min

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

$16 - $22

Train  •  15 h 53 min

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

$13 - $33

Taxi  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kollam to Puducherry 377 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Puducherry 377 miles

$60 - $90

Train, fly to Pondicherry  •  12 h 11 min

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

$59 - $286

Train, fly to Madras  •  8 h 44 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 - $187

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The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,600 and takes 14 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kollam to Puducherry is to train and fly which costs ₹2,900 - ₹14,000 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kollam to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Kollam and arriving at Puducherry via Tirunelveli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 56 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 53 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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The best way to get from Kollam to Puducherry without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 56 min and costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,600.

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It takes approximately 14 h 56 min to get from Kollam to Puducherry, including transfers.

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Kollam to Puducherry bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Kollam station.

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Kollam to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Kollam Junction (QLN) station.

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The best way to get from Kollam to Puducherry is to bus which takes 14 h 56 min and costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹950 - ₹2,500 and takes 15 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Kollam to Puducherry.
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  • Distance: 306.9 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 56 min

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

You can take a bus from Kollam to Puducherry via Tirunelveli in around 14 h 56 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Kollam to Puducherry twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 13 h 48 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
18 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
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 Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Kochi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
55 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 Villupuram Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
13 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Erode Junction (ED)
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $18
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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 Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $13
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irctc.co.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
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Kollam to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirunelveli to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tnstc.in
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $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
Other operators
Taxi from Kollam to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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There is no direct flight from Trivandrum Airport to Pondicherry Airport. The quickest flight takes 15 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Kollam to Puducherry bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Puducherry station.

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Kollam to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Villupuram Junction (VM) station.

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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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Air India Express, IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Pondicherry Airport.

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

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