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

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Puducherry to Rameswaram 166Ac

$8 - $13

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Train  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) Pdy-Maq Wkly Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Rameswaram (RMM) Ms-Rmm Superfast Exp

$8 - $30

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Rameswaram 243.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Rameswaram 243.4 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Pondicherry (PNY) to Madurai (IXM) PNY - IXM
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Rameswaram (RMM)

$43 - $203

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The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Rameswaram is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹950 and takes 8 h.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Puducherry and arriving at Rameswaram. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Puducherry to Rameswaram. However, there are services departing from Pondicherry (PDY) and arriving at Rameswaram (RMM) via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 3 min.

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The distance between Puducherry and Rameswaram is 300 km. The road distance is 389.5 km.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Rameswaram without a car is to bus which takes 8 h and costs ₹550 - ₹950.

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The bus from Puducherry to Rameswaram takes 8 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Puducherry to Rameswaram bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Puducherry station.

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

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Rameswaram is to bus which takes 8 h and costs ₹550 - ₹950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹550 - ₹2,200 and takes 10 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Rameswaram.
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  • Distance: 187.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

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

SETC operates a bus from Puducherry to Rameswaram twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 8 h. RedBus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Puducherry to Rameswaram via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) in around 10 h 3 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Pondicherry to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Rameswaram (RMM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Puducherry to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Rameswaram
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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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There is no direct flight from Pondicherry Airport to Madurai Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Puducherry to Rameswaram bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Rameswaram station.

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Puducherry to Rameswaram train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Rameswaram (RMM) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puducherry to Rameswaram is 389 km. It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to drive from Puducherry to Rameswaram.

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IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Pondicherry Airport to Madurai Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Rameswaram. Prices start at $17 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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