|Route||First Bus||Last Bus|
|New Bus Stand to Koyambedu||04:00||15:30||BOOK NOW|
|Pondicherry to Chennai||04:00||15:30||BOOK NOW|
|Chennai to Pondicherry||09:30||19:30||BOOK NOW|
|Koyambedu to New Bus Stand||09:30||19:30||BOOK NOW|
|Pondicherry to Karaikal||05:20||23:30||BOOK NOW|
|Karaikal to Pondicherry||04:15||21:40||BOOK NOW|
|Pondicherry to Mahe||17:29||17:31||BOOK NOW|
|Karaikal to Chennai||08:30||22:40||BOOK NOW|
|Pondicherry to Nagercoil||18:24||18:25||BOOK NOW|
|RTC Bus Stand to New Bus Stand||06:00||22:00||BOOK NOW|
PRTC refers to the Puducherry Road Transport Corporation. It was founded in 1988 as the Pondicherry Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC). However, the entity was bifurcated to tackle transport and tourism separately. The PRTC is currently run by the Government of Puducherry. PRTC services the union territory of Puducherry which includes Mahé, Karaikal, Yanam, and Pondicherry.
The PRTC currently owns a fleet of over 140 inter-state and intra-state buses that service a total of 55 routes. Its focus is to connect towns and cities in the union territory and Tamil Nadu state to Puducherry. Some buses also travel to popular cities, such as Bengaluru and Tirupati, in neighbouring states. You can make your PRTC online booking safely and easily on redBus.
The PRTC operates a variety of buses to cater to preferred amenities, budgets, and needs of its passengers. As a result, the types of conveniences you may find onboard a PRTC bus will differ depending on your reservation type. Here is a general list of amenities you may choose to look out for:
To make your PRTC bus booking, it would help to learn what the most popular routes are. Please note that these routes are serviced by different buses and at various times, so you might not see all of them for your date of travel. Here are some routes that redBus users frequent:
The PRTC bus fleet consists of a variety of bus types. Although a majority of them are from Ashok Leyland, you will find the occasional Volvo and Scania bus as well. Here are the popular types you can choose from when making a PRTC online reservation:
The PRTC primarily services Puducherry Union Territory as well as the state of Tamil Nadu. Here are some popular cities that you can make a PRTC online booking for:
Is it safe to travel in Puducherry right now?
Puducherry is healing from the Covid-19 pandemic quickly. This union territory has so far witnessed approximately 1,22,331 Covid-19 positive cases. There are only 892 positive cases left in Puducherry as of September, 2021. The Puducherry government has allowed travel in the state due to the reduction in the number of positive cases per day. You can travel in Puducherry via PRTC (Puducherry Road Transport Corporation) buses which take strict safety measures against the ongoing pandemic. PRTC buses travel to many cities of neighbouring states like Chennai, Tindivanam, Coimbatore, Tirupati, Koyambedu, etc. Passengers have to adhere to the travel guidelines laid by the Puducherry government. You have to wear a mask and go through the thermal scanning process for boarding a PRTC bus. You can now know about the live COVID cases update of Puducherry via the state-wise COVID-19 updates of redBus.
Here is a step-by-step guide to making your PRTC bus reservation on redBus:
The various types of buses run by Puducherry Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) are: