There are 8 ways to get from Thiruvananthapuram 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  12 h

$8 - $12

7 alternative options

Train  •  15 h

  1. Anantapuri Exp / ...
  2. Ms Pdy Exp / ...

$13 - $35

Bus via Chennai  •  18 h 3 min

$17 - $24

Bus, train  •  18 h 21 min

  1. Puducherry Exp

$19 - $32

Taxi  •  9 h 2 min

  1. 375.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. 375.8 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Pondicherry  •  9 h 50 min

  1. TRV - PNY

$60 - $277

Fly to Madras, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. TRV - MAA

$41 - $178

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, you can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry via Villuparam Junction (VM) in around 15 h.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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 Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
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 25 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Trivandrum Cntl (TVC) to Villuparam Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Villuparam Junction (VM) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Puducherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Trivandrum to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Trivandrum to Chennai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Puducherry is 496 km. The road distance is 601 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry is to fly and train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs ₹2,700 - ₹13,000.

No, there is no direct train from Thiruvananthapuram to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Trivandrum Cntl (TVC) and arriving at Puducherry (PDY) via Villuparam Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h.

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

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