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

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Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Trivandrum to Pondicherry

$8 - $12

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Train  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Villupuram Junction (VM) Qln-Ms Ananthapuri Exp / ...

$12 - $32

Bus, train  •  18 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
  2. Take the train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Pondicherry (PDY) Cape-Pdy Wkly Exp.

$18 - $30

Taxi  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry 375.8 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry 375.8 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  9 h 50 min

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

$60 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹850 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry is to taxi which costs ₹8,000 - ₹9,500 and takes 9 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trivandrum and arriving at Pondicherry. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) and arriving at Pondicherry (PDY) via Villupuram Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 43 min.

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The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Puducherry is 496 km. The road distance is 601.3 km.

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The best way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs ₹600 - ₹850.

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The bus from Trivandrum to Pondicherry takes 12 h including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Trivandrum station.

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Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) station.

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The best way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry is to bus which takes 12 h and costs ₹600 - ₹850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹850 - ₹2,400 and takes 14 h 43 min, you could also fly, which costs ₹4,300 - ₹21,000 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry.
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  • Distance: 310.2 miles
  • Duration: 12 h

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

RedBus operates a bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry every 3 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 12 h. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 12 h 38 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
18 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Kochi, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Kochi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Trivandrum to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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redbus.in
Bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Sanjay Taxi
Phone
+91 9747180107
Website
sanjaytaxi.com
Fast Track call taxi
Phone
+91 471 2888999
Website
trivandrum.fasttrackcalltaxi.in

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There is no direct flight from Trivandrum Airport to Pondicherry Airport. The quickest flight takes 15 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Villupuram Junction (VM) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry is 601 km. It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to drive from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry.

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

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There are 410+ hotels available in Puducherry. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Trivandrum Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs ₹110 - ₹140.

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