There are 8 ways to get from Puducherry to Rameswaram by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) Pdy Cape Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tiruchirapalli to Rameshwaram

$10 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Rameswaram

$8 - $12

6 alternative options

Train, bus via Ramanathapuram  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Puducherry (PDY) to Srirangam (SRGM)
  2. Take the train from Srirangam (SRGM) to Ramanathapuram (RMD)
  3. Take the bus from Ramanathapuram to Rameshwaram

$12 - $37

Taxi  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Rameswaram 243.4 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Rameswaram 243.4 miles

$35 - $60

Fly Pondicherry to Madurai, train, bus  •  10 h

  1. Fly from Pondicherry (PNY) to Madurai (IXM) PNY - IXM
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Ramanathapuram (RMD)
  3. Take the bus from Ramanathapuram to Rameshwaram

$46 - $207

Train to Madras, fly to Tiruchirapalli, bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) MAA - TRZ
  3. Take the bus from Tiruchirapalli to Rameshwaram

$35 - $149

Train to Madras, fly to Tuticorin, bus  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tuticorin (TCR) MAA - TCR
  3. Take the bus from Tirunelveli to Rameshwaram

$42 - $255

What companies run services between Puducherry, India and Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India?

RedBus operates a bus from Puducherry to Rameswaram once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 23 h 35 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $210
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Puducherry (PDY) to Srirangam (SRGM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Srirangam (SRGM) to Ramanathapuram (RMD)
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Ramanathapuram (RMD)
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tiruchirapalli to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Ramanathapuram to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirunelveli to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Devaki Travels
Phone
+91 413 225 7199
Website
devakitravels.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 413 2888999
Website
fasttrackcalltaxi.in
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Puducherry and Rameswaram is 300 km. The road distance is 389 km.

The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Rameswaram is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹800 and takes 23 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Rameswaram is to taxi which takes 6 h 11 min and costs ₹6,000 - ₹7,500.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pondicherry and arriving at Rameswaram. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 23 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 10 h 31 min to get from Puducherry to Rameswaram, including transfers.