There are 11 ways to get from Puducherry to Kerala by train, plane, taxi, bus or car

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 to Madras, fly to Trivandrum  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Chennai Egmore (MS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Trivandrum (TRV) MAA - TRV

$41 - $177

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Bus  •  27 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Thiruvananthapuram

$8 - $12

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Train to Madras, fly to Kochi  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Chennai Egmore (MS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Kochi (COK) MAA - COK

$31 - $152

Train to Tiruchirapalli, fly to Kochi  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Srirangam (SRGM)
  2. Fly from Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) to Kochi (COK) TRZ - COK

$48 - $226

Train to Madras, fly to Calicut  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Chennai Egmore (MS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Calicut (CCJ) MAA - CCJ

$51 - $269

Train to Madras, fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Chennai Egmore (MS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Coimbatore (CJB) MAA - CJB
  3. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Pulāmantōl

$60 - $160

Bus via Cochin  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Cochin
  2. Take the bus from Cochin to Thiruvananthapuram

$15 - $22

Train  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) Ms Guruvayur Exp / ...

$12 - $32

Train via Virudunagar Junction (VPT)  •  16 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Virudunagar Junction (VPT) Pdy-Cape Wkly Exp.
  2. Take the train from Virudunagar Junction (VPT) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) Tpj-Tvc Intercity Exp / ...

$13 - $33

Taxi  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Thiruvananthapuram 375.5 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Thiruvananthapuram 375.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Kerala is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹850 and takes 27 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Kerala is to train and fly which costs ₹3,400 - ₹17,000 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pondicherry and arriving at Thiruvananthapuram. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 27 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Puducherry to Kerala. However, there are services departing from Pondicherry (PDY) and arriving at Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) via Villupuram Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 8 min.

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The distance between Puducherry and Kerala is 402 km. The road distance is 600.7 km.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Kerala without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 48 min and costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Puducherry to Kerala, including transfers.

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Puducherry to Kerala bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Pondicherry station.

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Puducherry to Kerala train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Villupuram Junction (VM) station.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Kerala is to bus which takes 13 h 48 min and costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹800 - ₹2,400 and takes 14 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Trivandrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Puducherry to Kerala bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Thiruvananthapuram station.

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Kerala.
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  • Distance: 251.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Puducherry to Thiruvananthapuram via Cochin in around 13 h 48 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Puducherry to Thiruvananthapuram twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Kochi via Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Kochi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Madras to Calicut
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Madras to Calicut
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Flights from Madras to Calicut via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Chennai Egmore (MS)
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Srirangam (SRGM)
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Virudunagar Junction (VPT)
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Virudunagar Junction (VPT) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Pondicherry to Cochin
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Thiruvananthapuram
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Pondicherry to Thiruvananthapuram
Ave. Duration
27 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Coimbatore to Pulāmantōl
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 422 44 22 44 22
Website
meru.in

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