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

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

Fly from Pondicherry  •  4 h 58 min

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

$53 - $216

Cheapest option

Train  •  14 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Puducherry (PDY) to Villuparam Junction (VM) Chennai Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Villuparam Junction (VM) to Varkala (VAK) Ms Guruvayur Exp

$15 - $38

5 alternative options

Train to Madras, fly  •  6 h 31 min

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

$49 - $188

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Kollam

$15 - $20

Train via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) Pdy Cape Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Varkala (VAK) Ms Guruvayur Exp

$16 - $37

Taxi  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Varkala 373.9 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Varkala 373.9 miles

$60 - $90

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

Spicejet, IndiGo Airlines and Jet Airways fly from Puducherry to Varkala 3 times a day. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Puducherry to Varkala once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
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 Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
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
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Puducherry (PDY) to Villuparam Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Villuparam Junction (VM) to Varkala (VAK)
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Puducherry (PDY) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Varkala (VAK)
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Varkala
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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

How far is it from Puducherry to Varkala?

The distance between Puducherry and Varkala is 493 km. The road distance is 598 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Varkala?

The cheapest way to get from Puducherry to Varkala is to bus which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,400 and takes 11 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Puducherry to Varkala?

The quickest way to get from Puducherry to Varkala is to fly which takes 4 h 58 min and costs ₹3,400 - ₹15,000.

Is there a direct train between Puducherry and Varkala?

No, there is no direct train from Puducherry to Varkala. However, there are services departing from Puducherry (PDY) and arriving at Varkala (VAK) via Villuparam Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Puducherry to Varkala?

It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Puducherry to Varkala, including transfers.