The French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry is an exciting and important travel destination in the South India. Moreover this tourist destination is dotted with many Lord Shiva temple. The French colony of India is well-connected with major cities through an extensive transport network. Reaching the beautiful city is not a problem.
Exploring the various modes of transports to reach Pondicherry:
By Air: Chennai International Airport, located in the heart of the city of Chennai is the nearest airport. The airport is located at a distance of 146 kms from Puducherry. Needless to say that, the Chennai airport, a central hub, is well-connected with a number of domestic and international flights to all major cities of India and other countries! Travelers can hire a cab to reach the city from the airport.
By Road: The most desired modes of travel to Pondicherry is via road. Both public and private transportation services operate frequent buses to Pondicherry. It takes around three and a half hours to reach the city from Chennai. The travelers could simply enjoy their road journey to Pondicherry via East Coast Road, ECR. The scenic road, breezing air and picturesque view of the sea makes the road journey pleasant. From ordinary buses to deluxe and luxury coaches, different types of buses are operated. The city also has frequent transport services from other cities like Trichy, Coimbatore, Salem, Madurai, etc. There are luxury coaches operated from other metro cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad etc. National Highways 45 or GST is another route to Pondicherry. Plenty of cab rental services are available. It is best reachable by road, either through bus or cab.
By Train: Though Pondicherry has its own railway station, railway transport is not popular. It has frequent passenger trains from Villupuram and Chennai. Weekly rail services are extended from other cities of India. Super fast express trains run from Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Howrah, Yeswantpur, New Delhi, etc.