Currently, the only flight to Pondicherry Airport is Air Pegasus, from Bangalore. Tourists from other cities in India can reach Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore and then board a connecting flight to Pondicherry. The airport is well-connected to numerous cities in India and abroad.
Another option would be to board a flight to Chennai International Airport and reach Pondicherry, via bus, train or taxi. The airport in Chennai has good connectivity, not only to cities across India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, etc., but also to international cities such as Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Mauritius, London, Hong Kong, etc. Major domestic airlines include Air Costa, Air India, Air Pegasus, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, etc. and major international airlines include Air Arabia, Air Mauritius, AirAsia, Air Austral, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, etc.
Nearest Airport: Pondicherry Airport is located in Lawspet, about 7.1 km from the city of Pondicherry. Chennai International Airport is located 148 km away.
Safety Suggestion: Air travel to Pondicherry is very safe, as there are no adverse weather conditions affecting the flights. However, heavy downpour during the monsoons might cause rare delays.
The East Coast Road connects Pondicherry to Chennai, through Mahabalipuram. There are regular buses from Chennai, provided by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TSRTC). It is also connected to other cities and towns in Tamil Nadu, such as Velankanni, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore and many more, through state highways. Cities in the neighbouring states, such as Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, etc. are also connected to Pondicherry, through a vast network of national highways. There are several private and public operators providing A/C, non-A/C, deluxe, semi-deluxe and ordinary buses. Some of the private operators are Rathimeena Travels, KTC Tours, Parveen Travels, Kallada Travels Suresh Kallada, Hindusthan Travels, Universal Travels and many more.
Journey Suggestion: The highways that lead to Pondicherry pass through pretty scenic routes, that make for an amazing road trip. The roads are in good condition and there are no issues affecting the journey.
Puducherry Railway Station is well-connected to various cities in India, such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Mangalore, etc. It is served by several high speed trains such as Auroville Express, Chalukya Express, New Delhi Superfast Express, Bhubaneswar Superfast Express, Mangaluru Express, Kanyakumari Express and many more.
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