Chennai to Pondicherry Bus

Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus Ticket
3 hours 23 mins
INR 10

Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
151 km
Bus Companies

Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Universal Travels 08:00:00 00:00 7 hrs 32 mins
NueGo 01:00:00 00:00 0 hrs 47 mins
Sri Sugam Bus Tours and Travels 05:38:00 00:00 0 hrs 7 mins
RAJA TRAVELS 10:00:00 00:00 7 hrs 27 mins
YAS TOURS AND TRAVELS 01:00:00 00:00 7 hrs 57 mins

Chennai to Pondicherry Bus

Chennai to Pondicherry bus duration is approximately about 3 hours. Several buses travel between Chennai and Pondicherry. You can book the first Chennai to Pondicherry sleeper bus so that you reach the city early. The first bus leaves Chennai around 4:50 am and drops the passengers in Pondicherry around 8 am. The last Chennai to Pondicherry bus departs at 11:30 pm. Chennai to Pondicherry bus will have different kinds of amenities. However, these amenities will be different for different buses.

Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Timings 

Are you planning to travel to Pondicherry? Taking the Chennai to Pondicherry bus is a safe and comfortable option. There are regular bus services from Chennai to Pondicherry.

Numerous private bus services, as well as government-operated buses, ply from Chennai to Pondicherry. The Pondicherry Road Transport Corporation and Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation operate various types of buses from Chennai to Pondicherry.

The Chennai to Pondicherry bus time is almost 3 hours, and the Chennai to Pondicherry bus distance is 163 km. The bus ride along the East Coast Road from Chennai to Pondicherry is scenic and beautiful. Travelling by the side of the Bay of Bengal, the travel will be memorable.

Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Ticket Price

Numerous government and private buses operate between Chennai and Pondicherry. Your Chennai to Pondicherry bus ticket price, varies based on the bus operator and type.

The Chennai to Pondicherry, bus ticket price range, is below to help you plan your travel efficiently.

  • AC seater/sleeper - INR 477 onwards.
  • Non-AC seater/sleeper - INR 350 onwards.
  • AC sleeper - INR 1000 onwards.
  • Bharat Benz AC sleeper - INR 690 onwards.

List of Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Operators

A number of prominent operators ply buses from Chennai to Pondicherry ensuring punctuality and safety for its passengers. Major operators offering various kinds of bus services are:

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    Which bus operators are available to book a bus from Chennai to Pondicherry?

    Bus operators like Orange tours and travels, Rathimeena Travels, Universal Bus, Tajudeen Travels etc are available for bus booking from Chennai to Pondiecherry. In addition to this, TNSTC buses are also available with a large fleet.

    How can I go from Chennai to Pondicherry?

    Buses are the best modes of transportation for traveling from Chennai to Pondicherry . You can book a bus ticket from Chennai to Pondicherry from the comfort of your home by simply logging on to redBus website or app, entering Chennai and Pondicherry as your source and destination respectively, and selecting the most suitable bus available from the list.

    Can I reschedule my Chennai to Pondicherry bus ticket?

    Yes, redBus makes cancelling or rescheduling the bus tickets extremely easy for passengers. You can reschedule your Chennai to Pondicherry bus ticket by entering the ticket details and choosing a future date of traveling. Confirm the rescheduled date of travel and pay the difference amount for the ticket. Disclaimer: Please note that rescheduling the tickets is subject to bus operator policy. One can check the availability of rescheduling the tickets of the respective bus operator while booking tickets online.

    How much time does it take to reach Pondicherry from Chennai by bus?

    The total bus duration taken on Chennai to Pondicherry buses depends upon the bus operators, the road route they follow, and the break duration they take. While booking Chennai to Pondicherry buses on redBus, one can see the total time taken by each bus operator in the detail and choose accordingly.

    Are sleeper buses from Chennai to Pondicherry available?

    Many bus operators on the route from Chennai to Pondicherry offer sleeper buses. While booking Chennai to Pondicherry buses, you can filter out the sleeper buses and book a bus that suits your needs.

    Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Types

    Various types of buses serving passengers from Chennai to Pondicherry ensuring safety and comfort. A few bus services are:

    • NON A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Seater (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+1)
    • NON A/C Seater Push Back (2+1)
    • NON A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Seater (2+2)
    • A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • A/C Seater Push Back (2+2)
    • Isuzu A/C Seater (2+2)
    • A/C (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater Push Back (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater PushBack (2+2)
    • A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+1)
    • Isuzu A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Bharat Benz A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Scania Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • A/C Seater (2+2)
    • Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo A/C B11R Multi Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater (2+1)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C (2+2)
    • A/C Seater (2+1)
    • NON A/C Seater/ Sleeper (2+1)
    • NON A/C Seater / Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • NON A/C Push Back (2+2)
    • NON A/C Semi Sleeper / Sleeper (2+1)
    • A/C Sleeper (1+2)
    • NON A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+2)
    • A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+2)
    • Capella A/C Sleeper (2+1)
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    About Chennai

    • Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. Located near the Coromandel Coast, Chennai is among the most popular South Indian cities. The city corporation of Chennai was founded in 1688, making it the second oldest city corporation on the globe. It is a bustling metropolis and a hub of art, culture, and commerce. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and scenic beauty, Chennai has become a tourist must-visit destination.
    • History: Chennai has a rich history dating back to the 1st century AD. Various dynasties, including the Pallavas, Cholas, and the British, have ruled the city. In addition, the city played a significant role in the Indian independence movement, with many freedom fighters hailing from here.
    • Climate and Best Time to Visit: Chennai has a tropical climate, with hot and humid summers and moderate winters. The best time to visit Chennai is from November to February when the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities.
    • Bus and Railway Connectivity: Chennai has excellent bus and railway connectivity, making it easy for tourists to explore the city. The main railway stations are the Chennai Central Railway Station and Chennai Egmore Railway Station. Several bus terminals exist, like the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, the Koyambedu Bus Terminus, and the Tambaram Bus Terminus. Chennai is located close to Pondicherry (around 158 km). Many people catch a Chennai to Pondicherry bus for tourism, family, or other reasons. Chennai has a well-dedicated system for bus transport services. Chennai to Pondicherry bus service allows passengers to travel at low prices. Besides bus transportation, Chennai has a well-organised plan for train and air transport services. Considering the Chennai to Pondicherry bus fare, buses are the most affordable means of transport.
    • Language: Tamil is the official language of Chennai, but English and Hindi are also widely spoken.
    • Food and Culture: Chennai is famous for its delicious food, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Some must-try dishes are idli, dosa, sambar, rasam, and biryani. The city is also known for its rich cultural heritage, with classical dance forms like Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music being popular here.
    • Handicrafts: Chennai is known for handicrafts, including Kanchipuram silk sarees, Tanjore paintings, and traditional jewellery.
    • Famous Bus Stand: The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus is one of the largest bus terminuses in Asia and is a central transportation hub for the city.
    • Famous Places to Visit in Chennai: Chennai has much to offer regarding sightseeing and tourist attractions. favourite places include Marina Beach, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Fort St. George, Government Museum, and Mahabalipuram. The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore.
    • Apart from tourism, many people come to Chennai for health treatment. Not only Indians but people from foreign countries come to Chennai for health treatment. Due to the organised health services of Chennai, it is recognised as the ‘Health Capital of India’. You can catch a Chennai to Pondy bus from numerous boarding points in the city. There are many bus stops and stations in Chennai to facilitate commuters.
    • Chennai is a city that has something to offer everyone, from its rich history and culture to its delicious food and scenic beauty. Moreover, its excellent connectivity makes Chennai easy to reach and explore, making it an ideal tourist destination.

    Bus Boarding Points in Chennai

    You can board your Chennai to Pondicherry bus from any of the below-mentioned boarding points.

    • Koyambedu
    • Maduravoyal
    • Sholinganallur

    However, the boarding point also depends on the bus operators.

    Also, read

    Chennai Bus Guide

    About Pondicherry

    • Pondicherry is a popular coastal city known for its breathtaking tourist attractions. It’s a popular union territory situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal and surrounded by Tamil Nadu. Established in 1674, Pondicherry boasts a rich history. The culture and history of Pondicherry are influenced by the arrival of Dutch, British, and French traders in the past. One can still see the Dutch and British cultures' remains by taking a trip across Pondicherry.
    • Pondicherry has a dedicated airport, railway station, and many bus-transit points. Although Pondicherry has ample transit services, people prefer bus services more than anything else. You can catch private/government buses from Chennai to Pondicherry to tour the historic coastal city. Pondicherry's tropical wet and dry climate will help you have a memorable trip.
    • Apart from tourism, Pondicherry’s economy is also dependent on farming. Crops like rice, coconuts, and cotton are widely produced in Pondicherry. Since Pondicherry is a coastal city, it is home to beautiful beaches and other panoramic locations. You can pre-book a Chennai to Pondicherry bus via redBus for a comfortable travel experience.

    Bus Drop-Off Points in Pondicherry

    Depending on the bus operator, you can choose between the below-mentioned drop-off locations.

    • Indira Gandhi Statue
    • Pondicherry YBM Travels
    • Pondicherry Shri Sairam Travels
    • New Bus Stand
    • Sri Venkateshwara Medical College
    • Rajiv Gandhi Statue

    Places to Visit in and around Pondicherry

    A few of the numerous locations that are worth your time are a few of them. Please include them in your itinerary and make your Pondicherry visit memorable.

    1. Paradise Beach: The simple, off-beat beach is perfect for private family time. You must take a 20–30-minute ferry ride along the backwaters to reach the beach.
    2. Aurobindo Ashram: For those seeking a spiritual experience, Aurobindo Ashram is the place to be. It is visited by thousands seeking spirituality, including Indians and foreigners.
    3. Arikamedu: History lovers will be excited by the ancient trade centre inhibited by the Cholas, French, and Romans. The excavations revealed much about a town that served as the 2nd-century maritime centre.
    4. Auroville is a community built to promote peaceful living among a diversified group of people living together. Almost 2,800 people from 195 countries live together in peace and harmony.
    5. Serenity Beach: A peaceful stretch of sandy Serenity beach is a perfect location for couples and families. Indulge in surfing, sunbathing, and shallow swimming with your loved ones.
    6. Chunnambar: Located 10 km from Pondicherry, the quiet town is known for its beaches. Try booking a tree house for a complete package.
    7. Pondicherry Lighthouse: One of the prominent landmarks of Pondicherry gives a panoramic view of the whole city.
    8. French War Memorial: Dedicated to the valiant French soldiers of World War I, the memorial is known for its architecture.
    9. Sri Manakula Vinayagar, Temple: The 5-century-old temple behind the Raj Nivas is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The ancient architecture and the great idol are added attractions.
    10. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: The beautiful gothic-style church is away from the fast-moving Pondicherry crowd. Visit the church during Christmas or New Year to enjoy the festive aura.

    Useful Links

    Pondicherry Bus Guide

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