Directions from Kovalam to Puducherry

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Recommended option

Train  •  15 h 35 min

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

$16 - $40

6 alternative options

Bus  •  18 h 16 min

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

$20 - $29

Bus, train  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
  2. Take the train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Puducherry (PDY) Puducherry Exp

$22 - $37

Taxi  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kovalam to Puducherry 383.1 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Kovalam to Puducherry 383.1 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Pondicherry  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Pondicherry (PNY) TRV - PNY

$61 - $279

Fly to Madras, train  •  6 h 38 min

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

$42 - $180

What companies run services between Kovalam, Kerala, India and Puducherry, India?

You can take a train from Kovalam to Puducherry via Neyyattinkara (NYY) and Villuparam Junction (VM) in around 15 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kovalam to Puducherry via Trivandrum and Chennai in around 18 h 16 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 Kochi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
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 Neyyattinkara (NYY) to Villuparam Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
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 Tirunelveli (TEN) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.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
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Trivandrum to Chennai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 20 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
Bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kovalam to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Sanjay Taxi
Phone
+91 9747180107
Website
sanjaytaxi.com
Fast Track call taxi
Phone
+91 471 2888999
Website
trivandrum.fasttrackcalltaxi.in

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kovalam and Puducherry is 502 km. The road distance is 613 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kovalam to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,000 and takes 18 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Kovalam to Puducherry is to fly and train which takes 6 h 38 min and costs ₹2,800 - ₹13,000.

It takes approximately 15 h 35 min to get from Kovalam to Puducherry, including transfers.