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There are 6 ways to get from Rishīkesh to Puducherry by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Pondicherry  •  15h 22m

  1. Fly from Dehra Dun (DED) to Pondicherry (PNY) DED - PNY

₹7,242 - ₹16,881

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Train via Delhi  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the train from Rishikesh to Ghaziabad 54472
  2. Take the train from New Delhi to Pondicherry 22404

₹1,184 - ₹1,357

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Fly to Madras, train  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Dehra Dun (DED) to Madras (MAA) DED - MAA
  2. Take the train from Tambaram to Tindivanam

₹6,097 - ₹12,766

Bus  •  44h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Rishikesh to Delhi
  2. Take the bus from Delhi to Alwar
  3. Take the bus from Alwar to Pondicherry

₹1,867 - ₹2,668

Train  •  46h 6m

  1. Take the train from Haridwar Jn to Chennai Central 12688
  2. Take the train from Chennai Egmore to Tindivanam 12633 / ...

₹1,723 - ₹2,015

Drive  •  34h 51m

  1. Drive from Rishīkesh to Puducherry 2471.9 km

₹18,000 - ₹27,000

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The cheapest way to get from Rishīkesh to Puducherry is to train via Delhi which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,400 and takes 2 days 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Rishīkesh to Puducherry is to fly and train which costs ₹6,000 - ₹13,000 and takes 8h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rishīkesh to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Rishikesh and arriving at Pondicherry via Delhi and Alwar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rishīkesh to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Rishikesh and arriving at Pondicherry via Ghaziabad and New Delhi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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The distance between Rishīkesh and Puducherry is 2027 km. The road distance is 2471.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Puducherry without a car is to bus which takes 44h 55m and costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,700.

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It takes approximately 15h 22m to get from Rishīkesh to Puducherry, including transfers.

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Rishīkesh to Puducherry bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Rishikesh station.

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Rishīkesh to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Rishikesh station.

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Puducherry is to fly which takes 15h 22m and costs ₹7,000 - ₹17,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,700 and takes 44h 55m, you could also train, which costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,100 and takes 46h 6m.

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  • Distance: 2027.1 km
  • Duration: 15h 22m

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

Spicejet, Air India Limited and two other airlines fly from Rishīkesh to Puducherry hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rishīkesh to Puducherry via Delhi and Alwar in around 44h 55m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹14,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹15,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹14,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹16,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Lucknow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹14,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Delhi, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹15,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Delhi, Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹17,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Delhi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹14,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Pondicherry via Delhi, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹16,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Pondicherry via Mumbai, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
18h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹9,000 - ₹20,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Pondicherry via Delhi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹17,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Pondicherry via Mumbai, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
20h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹8,500 - ₹19,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Pondicherry via Lucknow, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹17,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹15,000
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹13,000
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹12,000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹7,000 - ₹16,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Tambaram to Tindivanam
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₹100 - ₹110
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Haridwar Jn to Chennai Central
Ave. Duration
41h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
₹1,000 - ₹1,100
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Egmore to Tindivanam
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₹105 - ₹120
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Rishikesh to Ghaziabad
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹160 - ₹180
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from New Delhi to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
42h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₹950 - ₹1,100
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Rishikesh to Delhi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₹550 - ₹800
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Redbus
Bus from Delhi to Alwar
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹550 - ₹800
Book at
Redbus
Bus from Alwar to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
30h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹750 - ₹1,100
Book at
Redbus

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There is no direct flight from Dehra Dun Airport to Pondicherry Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 35m and has two stopovers.

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Rishīkesh to Puducherry bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Pondicherry station.

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Rishīkesh to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Pondicherry station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rishīkesh to Puducherry is 2472 km. It takes approximately 34h 51m to drive from Rishīkesh to Puducherry.

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Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Dehra Dun Airport to Pondicherry Airport.

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There are 482+ hotels available in Puducherry. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Dehra Dun Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs ₹490 - ₹600.

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