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There are 4 ways to get from Velankanni to Vandavāsi by bus, night train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Velankanni to Pondicherry

Cheapest option

Night train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the night train from Nagappattinam to Melmaruvattur 16176

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 30m

  1. Take a taxi from Velankanni to Vandavāsi 237.8 km

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Velankanni to Vandavāsi 237.8 km
Velankanni → Vandavāsi
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The cheapest way to get from Velankanni to Vandavāsi is to night train which costs ₹1,000 - ₹2,100 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Velankanni to Vandavāsi is to taxi which costs ₹4,800 - ₹6,000 and takes 3h 30m.

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It is 204 km from Velankanni to Vandavāsi. It is approximately 237.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Velankanni to Vandavāsi without a car is to bus which takes 5h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Velankanni to Vandavāsi, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Velankanni to Vandavāsi is 238 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Velankanni to Vandavāsi.

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  • Distance: 204.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Velankanni, India and Vandavāsi, India?

Parveen Travels operates a bus from Velankanni to Pondicherry twice daily, and the journey takes 3h 38m. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a vehicle from Nagappattinam to Melmaruvattur once daily. Tickets cost ₹170 - ₹950 and the journey takes 5h 4m.

Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Night train from Nagappattinam to Melmaruvattur
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Once daily
Estimated price
₹170 - ₹950
Book at
Sleeper Class
₹170 - ₹230
Third AC (3A)
₹500 - ₹700
Second AC (2A)
₹750 - ₹950
Bus operators
Parveen Travels
044 4900 7555/ 1800 102 0999
Bus from Velankanni to Pondicherry
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Twice daily
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Velankanni to Vandavāsi
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Estimated price
₹4,800 - ₹6,000
IQ Travels
+91 94 88 32 56 73

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