There are 7 ways to get from Varkala to Puducherry by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Madras, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Madras (MAA) TRV - MAA
  2. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)

$48 - $185

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Train via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) Qln-Ms Ananthapuri Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Pondicherry (PDY) Maq-Pdy Wkly Exp / ...

$12 - $33

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Fly to Pondicherry  •  4 h 13 min

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

$67 - $314

Train  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Villupuram Junction (VM) Qln-Ms Ananthapuri Exp / ...

$13 - $33

Bus  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Trivandrum to Chennai
  2. Take the bus from Chennai to Pondicherry

$24 - $34

Taxi  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Puducherry 373.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Varkala to Puducherry 373.7 miles

$60 - $90

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No, there is no direct train from Varkala to Puducherry. However, there are services departing from Varkala (VAK) and arriving at Pondicherry (PDY) via Villupuram Junction (VM). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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The distance between Varkala and Puducherry is 493 km. The road distance is 598 km.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Puducherry without a car is to train which takes 15 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Varkala to Puducherry, including transfers.

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Varkala to Puducherry train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Varkala (VAK) station.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Puducherry is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 18 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Trivandrum Airport to Madras Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Varkala to Puducherry is 598 km. It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to drive from Varkala to Puducherry.

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

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Map of how to get from Varkala to Puducherry.
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  • Distance: 307.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

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

Air India Limited, Spicejet and two other airlines fly from Varkala to Puducherry twice daily. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Varkala to Puducherry twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 13 h 25 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Trivandrum to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 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 Tambaram (TBM) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $14
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irctc.co.in
Train from Varkala (VAK) to Villupuram Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varkala (VAK) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Pondicherry (PDY)
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Trivandrum to Chennai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
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Taxi from Varkala to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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There are 386+ hotels available in Puducherry. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Trivandrum Airport is to taxi which takes 44 min and costs .

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