There are 6 ways to get from Puducherry to Madurai by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 27 min

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

$6 - $28

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Madurai

$7 - $11

Taxi  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Madurai 205.2 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Madurai 205.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Madras, fly  •  7 h 6 min

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

$27 - $170

Fly from Pondicherry  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Pondicherry (PNY) to Madurai (IXM) PNY - IXM

$46 - $219

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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 7 h 30 min.

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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 6 h 27 min.

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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 6 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min 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 6 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 8 h 50 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Madurai.
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  • Distance: 182.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Puducherry to Madurai every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Flights from Pondicherry to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Pondicherry to Madurai via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Pondicherry to Madurai via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Pondicherry to Madurai via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Kudal Nagar (KON)
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
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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
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Madurai
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
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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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 4 h 53 min to drive from Puducherry to Madurai.

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

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There are 94+ hotels available in Madurai. Prices start at $14 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 .

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