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

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Bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Villupuram to Tuticorin

$12 - $19

Cheapest option

Night train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the night train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) Pdy-Ypr Weekly Exp
  2. Take the night train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Tuti Melur (TME) Ms-Tn Pearl City Exp.

$9 - $31

4 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Karur (KRR) Pdy-Maq Wkly Exp
  2. Take the train from Karur (KRR) to Tuti Melur (TME) Mys-Tn Exp

$10 - $31

Taxi  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Thoothukudi 293 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Thoothukudi 293 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Pondicherry (PNY) to Tuticorin (TCR) PNY - TCR

$56 - $259

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The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi is to bus which costs ₹850 - ₹1,400 and takes 8 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi is to taxi which costs ₹6,000 - ₹7,500 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puducherry to Thoothukudi. However, there are services departing from Pondicherry and arriving at Tuticorin via Villupuram. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Puducherry to Thoothukudi. However, there are services departing from Pondicherry (PDY) and arriving at Tuti Melur (TME) via Karur (KRR). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 54 min.

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The distance between Puducherry and Thoothukudi is 398 km. The road distance is 468.9 km.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 28 min and costs ₹850 - ₹1,400.

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi is to bus which takes 8 h 28 min and costs ₹850 - ₹1,400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹700 - ₹2,300 and takes 11 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs ₹4,000 - ₹19,000 and takes 19 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Pondicherry Airport to Tuticorin Airport. The quickest flight takes 20 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi.
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  • Distance: 248.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 28 min

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

SETC operates a bus from Puducherry to Thoothukudi hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Puducherry to Thoothukudi via Karur (KRR) in around 11 h 54 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Tuticorin via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Pondicherry to Tuticorin via Hyderabad, Madras
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Pondicherry to Tuticorin via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
26 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Pondicherry to Tuticorin via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Pondicherry to Tuticorin via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Pondicherry to Tuticorin via Hyderabad, Madras
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Karur (KRR)
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Karur (KRR) to Tuti Melur (TME)
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Tuti Melur (TME)
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Villupuram to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Thoothukudi
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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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