There are 6 ways to get from Madurai to Puducherry by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Villupuram Junction (VM) Mdu-Ms Vaigai Exp / ...

$7 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madurai to Pondicherry

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madurai to Puducherry 205.2 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Madurai to Puducherry 205.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Pondicherry  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Pondicherry (PNY) IXM - PNY

$47 - $208

Fly to Madras, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Madras (MAA) IXM - MAA
  2. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$28 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madurai to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Madurai to Puducherry is to taxi which costs ₹5,000 - ₹6,500 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Madurai and Puducherry is 292 km. The road distance is 328.3 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Madurai to Puducherry, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madurai and arriving at Pondicherry. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madurai to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Madurai Junction (MDU) and arriving at Pondicherry (PDY) via Villupuram Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Madurai to Puducherry 5 times a day. Tickets cost $6 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Madurai to Puducherry twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
16 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
17 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Madurai to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madurai to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madurai to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madurai to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Madurai to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Friends Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 452 266 77 77
Website
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 452 288 8999
Website
madurai.fasttrackcalltaxi.in
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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