Chennai to Pondicherry Bus

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The distance between Chennai to Pondicherry is 155 kms. It will take 3 hours 15 mins to reach from Chennai to Pondicherry. The earliest departure from Chennai is at 5:00 AM. And the last bus is at 11:35 PM. The price for one bus ticket starts from INR 426.

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Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services  
NueGo 05:00 23:30 3 hrs 50 mins INR 426 12 BOOK TICKET
Rathimeena Travels B 06:05 23:35 2 hrs 55 mins INR 440 5 BOOK TICKET
Rathimeena Travels A 14:35 22:36 3 hrs 9 mins INR 500 5 BOOK TICKET
Universal Travels 05:30 23:30 3 hrs 10 mins INR 520 4 BOOK TICKET
YBM Travels(BLM) 18:00 22:15 3 hrs 15 mins INR 787 3 BOOK TICKET

Chennai to Pondicherry Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration


3 hrs 15 mins

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Cheapest Bus Tickets


INR 426

Earliest Bus


5:00 AM

Last Bus


11:35 PM

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Chennai to Pondicherry Bus

Bus Journey from Chennai to Pondicherry

Chennai is located close to Pondicherry (around 158 km).The journey from Chennai to Pondicherry is smoothly covered by a bus in 3-4 hours. Many people catch a Chennai to Pondicherry bus for tourism, family, or other reasons. Chennai has a well-dedicated system for bus transport services.The time to travel is dependent on India’s traffic, roads and climatic conditions. There are operators running their buses from Chennai to Pondicherry bringing necessary travel convenience for several people in India. All buses are driven by experienced drivers ensuring safety during journey. Apart from bus transportation, Chennai has a well-organised system for train and air transport services.

Things to Know About Chennai

The largest and most populous city of Tamil Nadu (Chennai) is also its capital city. 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. Chennai can be considered the cultural capital of South India. Many South Indian traditions, attire, and rituals have originated from Chennai. Chennai is an ancient city, and one can relive history by taking a trip around the city. Ancient poems have revealed that human settlements had appeared during the 1st century CE on the lands of Chennai. Before you check the Chennai to Pondicherry bus timings for a trip, make sure you have visited the tourist attractions of Chennai.

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.

Things to Know About Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a popular coastal city known for its breath-taking 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 remains of the Dutch and British culture by taking a trip across Pondicherry.

Pondicherry has a dedicated airport, railways 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. The tropical wet and dry climate of Pondicherry will help you in having 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.

Book a Return Bus From Pondicherry to Chennai

If this isn’t a one-way journey, you can book your return tickets from Pondicherry to Chennai with ease. With a plethora of operators servicing this route, choose a bus that best meets your needs and requirements. You can even use the filter option to arrange the bus operators according to your preferred choice such as duration of travel, fare, seats available, etc. So, what are you waiting for? Book your Pondicherry to Chennai bus tickets with redBus.


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Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
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How early should I arrive for the trip?
Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.
Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.
At what time do buses start from Chennai to Pondicherry?
Buses from Chennai to Pondicherry generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.
Are there any discounts available on the route from Chennai to Pondicherry?
Chennai to Pondicherry is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.
How many buses are running from Chennai to Pondicherry?
There are over 50 buses that are now running between Chennai and Pondicherry . After the ease of intra-state and inter-state travel post Covid-19 lockdown, one can easily book buses from Chennai to Pondicherry using redBus website or app.
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.
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.
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