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

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Bus  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Tirupathi to Vellore 981T / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vellore to Myladuthurai 851Ud

$19 - $31

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Train  •  10h 45m

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

$15 - $26

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Taxi  •  5h 8m

  1. Take a taxi from Tirupati to Karaikal 220.8 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Tirupati to Karaikal 220.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  10h 38m

  1. Fly from Tirupati (TIR) to Pondicherry (PNY) TIR - PNY
  2. Take the train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Karaikal (KIK)

$49 - $195

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The cheapest way to get from Tirupati to Karaikal is to train which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,900 and takes 10h 45m.

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

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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 7h 18m and costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,300.

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It takes approximately 7h 18m 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 7h 18m and costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,900 and takes 10h 45m.

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There is no direct flight from Tirupati Airport to Pondicherry Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirupati to Karaikal is 353 km. It takes approximately 5h 8m 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 17+ hotels available in Karaikal. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tirupati to Karaikal.
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  • Distance: 191 miles
  • Duration: 7h 18m

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

You can take a bus from Tirupati to Karaikal via Vellore and Myladuthurai in around 7h 18m. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Tirupati to Karaikal once a week. Tickets cost $8 - $18 and the journey takes 10h 35m.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tirupati to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Tirupati to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirupathi to Vellore
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Vellore to Myladuthurai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Tirupati to Karaikal
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 877 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Website
fasttracktirupati.com

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

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