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There are 4 ways to get from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY) Msb-Pdy Exp

$3 - $14

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Pondicherry

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry 95.2 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry 95.2 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹900 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry is to taxi which costs ₹2,400 - ₹2,900 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Tirusulam and arriving at Pondicherry (PDY) via Tambaram (TBM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Madras Airport (MAA) and Puducherry is 122 km. The road distance is 152.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry without a car is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs ₹220 - ₹1,100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry, including transfers.

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Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Tambaram (TBM) station.

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The best way to get from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs ₹220 - ₹1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹550 - ₹900 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry is 152 km. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry.

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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Madras Airport (MAA), India and Puducherry, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry once daily. Tickets cost $3 - $14 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Madras Airport (MAA) to Puducherry every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Puducherry. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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