ITS - Integrated Transport Service

 Support Sustainable Mobility in Auroville! 

Auroville has a non-profit transport service for Aurovilians, newcomers, volunteers, visitors and guests. ITS's goal is to strive towards a pollution-free, safe transportation system by collaborating with community members to manifest the vision for sustainable mobility in Auroville.

Sustainable Mobility for Auroville

ITS offers the following environment-friendly transportation options -

1. Taxi Sharing - Reduce emissions and save money. Get in touch with us for shared taxis to locations like Chennai, Tiruvannamalai, Bangalore etc. See below for our sharing prices.

2. Electric Scooter Rental – Support sustainable mobility in Auroville. Go Electric!

3. Local Pickups and Drops – Use our electric vans and scooters for rides to ECR, Kuyilapalayam, Pondy or anywhere in Auroville.

4. E-Delivery Services - Need something to be picked up or dropped off in Auroville or Pondy? A parcel, food, groceries, a cheque…? Let ITS do it for you in an eco-friendly way.

5. Vehicle Repairs – No more trips to Pondy. Get all your repairs done right here in Auroville.

6. Charging Stations – Free charging points for your e-vehicles 24/7. Currently, we have charging stations opposite Solar kitchen, at Ganesh Bakery and Tanto Pizzeria in Kuyilapalayam.

For any further inquiries please come to visit us at our office opposite Solar Kitchen. We are open from 9 AM to 5 PM or call us on these numbers 

+91 8098776644 and +91 9442566256 

email : its@auroville.org.in

website: its.auroville.org 

Conventional Transport Options 

To Pondicherry

By Bus

There are a number of direct buses to Pondicherry from various places in India. For private buses check on https://www.redbus.in. Auroville is around 15 km from the bus station.

You could take an auto from the bus station or contact ITS 

By Train

There are a number of trains to Pondicherry from various places in India. For trains check on https://www.irctc.co.in/. Auroville is around 15 km from the railway station.

You could take an auto from the bus station or contact ITS

From Chennai

Auroville is 150 Km (95 miles) from Chennai. It can take anywhere between 3.5 hours to 5 hours to get to Auroville depending on the mode of transport and sharing options.

From Koyambedu Bus Station

Low cost and low carbon footprint

There are a number of buses to Pondicherry from Koyambedu. Take a bus to Pondicherry that takes the ECR Road. Ask the conductor to drop you at Auroville Junction.  From there, you could hitch-hike, take an auto or contact ITS in advance to arrange for a pickup

Second Best Option

Contact ITS days in advance to arrange for a pickup.

From Chennai Central or Egmore Railway Stations

Low cost and low carbon footprint

Take a local train or a bus to Guindi. From Guindi, take a bus to Pondicherry that takes the ECR Road. Ask the conductor to drop you at Auroville Junction.  From there, you could hitch-hike, take an auto or contact ITS for a pickup.

Second Best Option

Contact ITS days in advance to arrange for a pickup

From Chennai Airport

Low cost and low carbon footprint

Take a local train or Metro to Guindi. From Guindi, take a bus to Pondicherry that takes the ECR Road. Ask the conductor to drop you at Auroville Junction.  From there, you could hitch-hike, take an auto or contact ITS  for a pickup.


Second Best Option

You can get a taxi at the airport but for the best low-stress and safe experience, pre-book an Auroville Taxi to meet you at the airport as Auroville drivers are cognizant of Chennai roads and highways as well as the inside maps of Auroville. A Chennai-airport taxi driver may not know how to find your destination in Auroville, especially if you arrive at night. Your guesthouse can also organise the Auroville Taxi booking for you. Note that when you stop at the roadside for a coffee or tea, it is polite to pay for the driver as well. Auroville taxi drivers are helpful and quite used to interacting with people from different cultures. They know English well.

Contact ITS days in advance to arrange for a hassle-free pickup.


Auroville Taxi Services

Integrated Transport Service (ITS - its.auroville.org)

Online booking website: http://sharedtransport.auroville.org/

E-mail: sharedtransport@auroville.org.in

Phone  +91 8098776644 | +91 9442566256


Aurocabs Taxi Service

Contacts :+91 413 2623200, +91 413 2623201

Mobile : +91 9443074825

E-mail: aurocabs@aurovill.org.in


Unity Transport Service (AV main road) 

Ph. 0413-2623586 or 87, Cell 9047015801, Ph.0413- 2623587

E-mail: uts@auroville.org.in 

Online booking www.auroville-unity-transport.com  


Sunrise Taxi

Phone: 0413-2622101 / 2622688 / 9787085283

E-mail: sunrisetaxi@auroville.org.in

Online booking, website: www.aurovillesunrisetaxi.com    


Maha Travels (AV main road, near Purple Hotel)

Ph. 0413-2622915 or 102, cell 9943881067, 

E-mail mahatravels@auroville.org.in


We strongly advise you to use Auroville taxi companies:

Most of Auroville's well-trained drivers speak some English, have considerable experience with people from other cultures, and can point out where it's safe for you to enjoy a cup of coffee or meal at roadside restaurants along the way. Note that when you stop for a drink, it is polite to pay for the driver as well. You could also request the driver to buy bottled water or juice from a reliable vendor.

All tolls and parking tickets are included in the fare.