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

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Bus, taxi  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Puducherry to Meemisal 166Ac
  2. Take a taxi from Meemisal to Kāraikkudi

$20 - $26

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 29 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 train which costs ₹470 - ₹1,200 and takes 7 h 29 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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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 29 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 and taxi which takes 6 h 35 min and costs ₹1,400 - ₹2,000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi, including transfers.

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

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Puducherry to Kāraikkudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Karaikkudi Junction (KKDI) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puducherry to Kāraikkudi is 272 km. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Kāraikkudi. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi.
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  • Distance: 148.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Puducherry to Kāraikkudi once a week. Tickets cost $6 - $17 and the journey takes 7 h 29 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Puducherry to Meemisal
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Meemisal to Kāraikkudi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$13 - $17

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