There are 4 ways to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Villupuram to Karaikudi

$9 - $13

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) Pdy-Cape Wkly Exp.

$6 - $17

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi 169.8 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi 169.8 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹950 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi is to taxi which costs ₹4,200 - ₹5,500 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi. However, there are services departing from Pondicherry and arriving at Karaikudi via Villupuram. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pondicherry (PDY) and arriving at Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI). Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Puducherry and Kāraikkudi is 238 km. The road distance is 271.6 km.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 44 min and costs ₹600 - ₹950.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi, including transfers.

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

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Puducherry to Kāraikkudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Pondicherry (PDY) station.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi is to bus which takes 6 h 44 min and costs ₹600 - ₹950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹470 - ₹1,200 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi.
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  • Distance: 148.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

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

SETC operates a bus from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi once a week. Tickets cost $6 - $17 and the journey takes 7 h 32 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Villupuram to Karaikudi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Devaki Travels
Phone
+91 413 225 7199
Website
devakitravels.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 413 2888999
Website
fasttrackcalltaxi.in

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