Accessibility

Pondicherry is well connected

to the rest of India

BY ROAD - The best connectivity is definitely by road. Multiple buses ply daily to and fro between Chennai and Bangalore. Pondy also offers overnighter luxury buses to Hyderabad (784 km) from hop-on-hop-off local buses to air-conditioned multi-axle luxury ones. Alternatively, one could just book a Taxi or coach for any of the above destinations.

BY RAIL - Daily connectivity to Villupuram, Chennai, and Tirupathi are available. While tri-weekly trains connect Pondicherry to Bangalore and Mumbai, other cities like Kolkatta, Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Mangalore, and Kanyakumari are connected by a weekly train.

BY AIR - Puducherry's Domestic airport is connected to Bengaluru via daily flights - except for Wednesdays. The Air India flight departs Bengaluru at 3:35 pm and reaches Pondicherry at 4:35. The return flight departs at 4:55 and reaches at 5:55. This is a 1-hour nonstop flight. Travelers can also drive down from the Domestic & International airports in Chennai, Trichy, or Bengaluru. Both Chennai (151 km) and Trichy (203 km) are just a few hours by road, while Bangalore (307 km) is a little longer.

Forget the race, visit Pondicherry. A city of bon vivants- heritage, peace, delicious food and memories in store just for you. Come once, you will come again.

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Government of Puducherry