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There are 7 ways to get from Puducherry to Varkala by train, plane, bus, taxi or car

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Train to Madras, fly  •  6 h 36 min

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

$47 - $186

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Train  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Varkala (VAK) Ms Guruvayur Exp / ...

$12 - $32

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Fly from Pondicherry  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Pondicherry (PNY) to Trivandrum (TRV) PNY - TRV

$51 - $245

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Kollam

$13 - $18

Train via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) Pdy-Maq Wkly Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Varkala (VAK) Ms Guruvayur Exp / ...

$12 - $32

Taxi  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Varkala 373.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Varkala 373.9 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Varkala is to bus which costs ₹950 - ₹1,400 and takes 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Varkala is to fly which costs ₹3,700 - ₹18,000 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Puducherry to Varkala. However, there are services departing from Pondicherry (PDY) and arriving at Varkala (VAK) via Villupuram Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 47 min.

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The distance between Puducherry and Varkala is 493 km. The road distance is 598.3 km.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Varkala without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs ₹950 - ₹1,400.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Puducherry to Varkala, including transfers.

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Puducherry to Varkala train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Villupuram Junction (VM) station.

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The best way to get from Puducherry to Varkala is to fly which takes 4 h 58 min and costs ₹3,700 - ₹18,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹950 - ₹1,400 and takes 11 h, you could also train, which costs ₹850 - ₹2,400 and takes 14 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Trivandrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Puducherry to Varkala train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Varkala (VAK) station.

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Varkala.
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  • Distance: 307.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

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

Spicejet, IndiGo Airlines and two other airlines fly from Puducherry to Varkala 5 times a day. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Puducherry to Varkala once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru, Male
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $14
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Train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Varkala (VAK)
Ave. Duration
12 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
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irctc.co.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Varkala (VAK)
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Varkala
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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Yes, the driving distance between Puducherry to Varkala is 598 km. It takes approximately 9 h 3 min to drive from Puducherry to Varkala.

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Air India Limited, Air India Express, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Trivandrum Airport.

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There are 226+ hotels available in Varkala. Prices start at $10 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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