By road, there are many ways to get to Tranquebar. It is only 15 kilometres from Karaikal, which comes under Pondicherry. It is also quite close to Chennai. Buses bound for Tranquebar ply regularly from both places. Travel by bus is one of the best ways to get to Tranquebar. There are also regular buses to Tranquebar from Thanjavur, Bangalore, Thiruvarur and Pondicherry. Bus rates range anywhere between 200 and 500, depending on the class of travel.