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

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

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Kollam

$14 - $19

Cheapest option

Train  •  14 h 54 min

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

$13 - $34

5 alternative options

Train via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)  •  15 h 31 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 / ...

$13 - $34

Taxi  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puducherry to Varkala 373.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Puducherry to Varkala 373.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly from Pondicherry  •  6 h 3 min

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

$52 - $215

Train to Madras, fly  •  6 h 43 min

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

$48 - $186

Questions & Answers

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 ₹3,600 - ₹15,000 and takes 6 h 3 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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It takes approximately 11 h to get from Puducherry to Varkala, including transfers.

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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 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Puducherry to Varkala.
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  • Distance: 307.8 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

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

RedBus operates a bus from Puducherry to Varkala once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Puducherry to Varkala twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 13 h 6 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Villupuram Junction (VM) to Varkala (VAK)
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Varkala (VAK)
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Pondicherry (PDY) to Tambaram (TBM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Puducherry to Varkala
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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