There are 5 ways to get from Tirupati to Karaikal by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirupathi to Chennai
  2. Take the bus from Chennai to Karaikal

$23 - $32

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Train  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Renigunta Junction (RU) to Karaikal (KIK) Ltt-Kik Weekly Exp

$16 - $27

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Taxi  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tirupati to Karaikal 220.8 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Tirupati to Karaikal 220.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Tirupati (TIR) to Pondicherry (PNY) TIR - PNY
  2. Take the bus from Puducherry to Karikal

$45 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Tirupati to Karaikal is to train which costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,000 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tirupati to Karaikal is to taxi which costs ₹7,500 - ₹9,500 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Tirupati and Karaikal is 306 km. The road distance is 353.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Karaikal without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 49 min and costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,400.

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It takes approximately 9 h 49 min to get from Tirupati to Karaikal, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Karaikal is to bus which takes 9 h 49 min and costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,000 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tirupati Airport to Pondicherry Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirupati to Karaikal is 353 km. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Tirupati to Karaikal.

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

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There are 15+ hotels available in Karaikal. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 191 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 49 min

What companies run services between Tirupati, India and Karaikal, India?

You can take a bus from Tirupati to Karaikal via Tirupathi and Chennai in around 9 h 49 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Tirupati to Karaikal once a week. Tickets cost $9 - $19 and the journey takes 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tirupati to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Tirupati to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Tirupathi to Chennai
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Karaikal
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Puducherry to Karikal
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Tirupati to Karaikal
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Fast Track Call Taxi
Website
fasttracktirupati.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 877 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Tirupati Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs ₹500 - ₹650.

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