There are 5 ways to get from Tirupati to Karaikal 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  •  9 h 49 min

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

$25 - $35

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 40 min

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

$16 - $27

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tirupati to Karaikal 220.8 miles

$110 - $140

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

$60 - $240

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 30 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
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Tirupathi to Chennai
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Karaikal
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 - $140
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Website
fasttracktirupati.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 877 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tirupati and Karaikal is 306 km. The road distance is 353 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tirupati to Karaikal is to train which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,900 and takes 10 h 40 min.

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

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