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There are 9 ways to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi by bus, train, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus SETC  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Villupuram to Tuticorin 168S

$12 - $17

Cheapest option

Night train  •  9 h 54 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 - $30

7 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 13 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

Bus RedBus  •  29 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuddalore to Tuticorin

$13 - $17

Taxi  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Thoothukudi 293 miles

$85 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Thoothukudi 293 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Pondicherry to Tuticorin  •  5 h 10 min

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

$56 - $258

Train to Madras, fly to Tuticorin  •  6 h 28 min

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

$31 - $239

Fly Pondicherry to Madurai, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Pondicherry (PNY) to Madurai (IXM) PNY - IXM
  2. Take the train from Tiruparankndrm (TDN) to Tuti Melur (TME)

$43 - $202

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The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi is to bus which costs ₹850 - ₹1,300 and takes 12 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi is to fly which costs ₹4,100 - ₹19,000 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puducherry to Thoothukudi. However, there are services departing from Puducherry and arriving at Tuticorin via Villupuram. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 12 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 12 h 13 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 12 h 12 min and costs ₹850 - ₹1,300.

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It takes approximately 12 h 12 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 12 h 12 min and costs ₹850 - ₹1,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹700 - ₹2,300 and takes 12 h 13 min, you could also fly, which costs ₹4,100 - ₹19,000 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Thoothukudi.
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  • Distance: 248.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 12 min

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

SETC operates a bus from Puducherry to Thoothukudi once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 10 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Puducherry to Thoothukudi via Karur (KRR) in around 12 h 13 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Tuticorin via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
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 Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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 Karur (KRR)
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 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 40 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
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruparankndrm (TDN) to Tuti Melur (TME)
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Villupuram to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Thoothukudi
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Estimated price
$85 - $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 Tuticorin Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 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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Puducherry to Thoothukudi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Tuti Melur (TME) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puducherry to Thoothukudi is 469 km. It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to drive from Puducherry to Thoothukudi.

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Spicejet offers flights from Pondicherry Airport to Tuticorin Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Thoothukudi. Prices start at $100 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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