in & out
Reaching La Vie en Rose
Train station of Puducherry
is 5mn in Rikshaw from home
The other larger train station is Cuddalore and will be 1 hour.
Entering Pondicherry from North or South is less busy than from Cuddalore.
If you are coming not too far from the South or North, I would advise you to avoid the inland highway, horribly busy and dangerous with the bus and trucks.
Keep close to the sea.