There are 10 ways to get from Kottayam to Puducherry by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train via Erode Junction (ED)  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Erode Junction (ED) Kcvl-Ypr Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Erode Junction (ED) to Pondicherry (PDY) Maq Pdy Exp / ...

$11 - $32

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Train  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Shoranur Junction (SRR) Tvc - Can Jan Shatabdi / ...
  2. Take the train from Shoranur Junction (SRR) to Pondicherry (PDY) Maq Pdy Exp / ...

$11 - $32

8 alternative options

Bus  •  18 h 48 min

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

$15 - $22

Taxi  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kottayam to Puducherry 342.5 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Kottayam to Puducherry 342.5 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Kochi, fly to Madras, train  •  9 h 52 min

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

$30 - $164

Bus to Trivandrum, fly to Madras, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Kottayam to Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Madras (MAA) TRV - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$44 - $182

Train to Kochi, fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Aluva (AWY)
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) COK - TRZ
  3. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$61 - $318

Train to Kochi, fly to Pondicherry  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Aluva (AWY)
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Pondicherry (PNY) COK - PNY

$63 - $313

Train to Coimbatore, fly to Madras, train  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Coimbatore Junction (CBE)
  2. Fly from Coimbatore (CJB) to Madras (MAA) CJB - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$37 - $143

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kottayam to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Kottayam and arriving at Pondicherry via Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kottayam to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Kottayam (KTYM) and arriving at Pondicherry (PDY) via Erode Junction (ED). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 10 min.

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The distance between Kottayam and Puducherry is 446 km. The road distance is 548 km.

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The best way to get from Kottayam to Puducherry without a car is to train which takes 16 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 10 min to get from Kottayam to Puducherry, including transfers.

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Kottayam to Puducherry bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Kottayam station.

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Kottayam to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Kottayam (KTYM) station.

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The best way to get from Kottayam to Puducherry is to train which takes 16 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Madras Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Kottayam to Puducherry bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Pondicherry station.

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Map of how to get from Kottayam to Puducherry.
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  • Distance: 278.6 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Kottayam to Puducherry via Erode Junction (ED) in around 16 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kottayam to Puducherry via Chennai in around 18 h 48 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
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 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 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 Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Coimbatore to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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 Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
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
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
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Coimbatore to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Erode Junction (ED)
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
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 Kottayam (KTYM) to Shoranur Junction (SRR)
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Shoranur Junction (SRR) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Aluva (AWY)
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
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
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Coimbatore Junction (CBE)
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kottayam to Chennai
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Kottayam to Thiruvananthapuram
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kottayam to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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Kottayam to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Pondicherry (PDY) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kottayam to Puducherry is 548 km. It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to drive from Kottayam to Puducherry.

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Air India Limited, Vistara, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Kochi Airport to Madras Airport.

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There are 386+ hotels available in Puducherry. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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