There are 6 ways to get from Rameswaram to Puducherry 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.

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Bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Rameswaram to Cuddalore

$12 - $17

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Train via Mayiladuturai J (MV)  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Rameswaram (RMM) to Mayiladuturai J (MV) Rmm-Tpty Tri-Wkly Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Mayiladuturai J (MV) to Pondicherry (PDY) Cape-Pdy Wkly Exp.

$10 - $31

4 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Rameswaram (RMM) to Tiruppadirippuliyur (TDPR) Rmm-Tpty Tri-Wkly Exp / ...

$14 - $24

Taxi  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rameswaram to Puducherry 243.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Rameswaram to Puducherry 243.4 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  17 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Rameswaram (RMM) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
  2. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Pondicherry (PNY) IXM - PNY

$49 - $223

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No, there is no direct train from Rameswaram to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Rameswaram (RMM) and arriving at Pondicherry (PDY) via Mayiladuturai J (MV). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 13 min.

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The distance between Rameswaram and Puducherry is 300 km. The road distance is 389.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rameswaram to Puducherry without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Rameswaram to Puducherry, including transfers.

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Rameswaram to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Rameswaram (RMM) station.

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The best way to get from Rameswaram to Puducherry is to bus which takes 6 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madurai Airport to Pondicherry Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Rameswaram to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Pondicherry (PDY) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rameswaram to Puducherry is 389 km. It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to drive from Rameswaram to Puducherry.

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IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Madurai Airport to Pondicherry Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rameswaram to Puducherry.
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  • Distance: 187.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India and Puducherry, India?

RedBus operates a bus from Rameswaram to Puducherry once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Rameswaram to Puducherry 4 times a week. Tickets cost $9 - $18 and the journey takes 9 h 19 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
16 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Madurai to Pondicherry via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Rameswaram (RMM) to Tiruppadirippuliyur (TDPR)
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $18
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irctc.co.in
Train from Rameswaram (RMM) to Mayiladuturai J (MV)
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Mayiladuturai J (MV) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Rameswaram (RMM) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Rameswaram to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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