There are 9 ways to get from Puducherry to Kochi by train, plane, bus, taxi or car

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Train to Madras, fly  •  7 h 44 min

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

$31 - $152

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Bus via Aluva  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Aluva

$9 - $12

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Train to Tiruchirapalli, fly  •  5 h 45 min

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

$48 - $226

Fly from Pondicherry  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Pondicherry (PNY) to Kochi (COK) PNY - COK

$48 - $221

Train to Bengaluru, fly  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Krishnarajapurm (KJM)
  2. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Kochi (COK) BLR - COK

$44 - $216

Bus  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Cochin

$10 - $13

Train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Erode Junction (ED) Pdy Maq Weekly Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Erode Junction (ED) to Ernakulam Junction (ERS) Sbc-Ers Inter City Exp / ...

$10 - $32

Taxi  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Kochi 353.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Kochi 353.7 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Kochi is to bus which costs ₹650 - ₹900 and takes 10 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Kochi is to fly which costs ₹3,400 - ₹16,000 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Puducherry to Kochi. However, there are services departing from Pondicherry (PDY) and arriving at Ernakulam Junction (ERS) via Erode Junction (ED). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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The distance between Puducherry and Kochi is 448 km. The road distance is 565.9 km.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Kochi without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 3 min and costs ₹650 - ₹900.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Puducherry to Kochi, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Kochi is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs ₹3,400 - ₹16,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹650 - ₹900 and takes 10 h 3 min, you could also train, which costs ₹700 - ₹2,300 and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Puducherry to Kochi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Ernakulam Junction (ERS) station.

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  • Distance: 280.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

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

Spicejet, AirAsia India and IndiGo Airlines fly from Puducherry to Kochi 3 times a day. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Puducherry to Kochi once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
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 Pondicherry to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Pondicherry to Kochi via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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 Pondicherry (PDY) to Krishnarajapurm (KJM)
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Erode Junction (ED)
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Erode Junction (ED) to Ernakulam Junction (ERS)
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Pondicherry to Aluva
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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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
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Kochi
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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Yes, the driving distance between Puducherry to Kochi is 566 km. It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to drive from Puducherry to Kochi.

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Air India Limited, Vistara, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 785+ hotels available in Kochi. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Pondicherry Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs ₹230 - ₹280.

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