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There are 5 ways to get from Puducherry to Madurai by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Kudal Nagar (KON) Ms Guruvayur Exp

$6 - $28

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Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Madurai

$7 - $11

Taxi  •  4h 53m

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Madurai 205.2 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Madurai 205.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  5h 59m

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

$27 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Madurai is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 7h 30m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pondicherry and arriving at Madurai. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Puducherry to Madurai. However, there are services departing from Pondicherry (PDY) and arriving at Kudal Nagar (KON) via Villupuram Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 27m.

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

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Madurai without a car is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs ₹410 - ₹2,100.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m to get from Puducherry to Madurai, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Madurai is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs ₹410 - ₹2,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 7h 30m.

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  • Distance: 182.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 27m

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Puducherry to Madurai once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $16 and the journey takes 4h 39m. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Puducherry to Madurai every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Kudal Nagar (KON)
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
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irctc.co.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $14
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irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Madurai
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 413 2888999
Website
fasttrackcalltaxi.in
Devaki Travels
Phone
+91 413 225 7199
Website
devakitravels.com

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Madurai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Puducherry to Madurai train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Kudal Nagar (KON) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puducherry to Madurai is 328 km. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from Puducherry to Madurai.

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

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There are 88+ hotels available in Madurai. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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