Delhi to Kanyakumari

   Delhi to Kanyakumari Road Distance 2,833 km
   Delhi to Kanyakumari Aerial Distance 2,289 km
  Delhi to Kanyakumari Travel Time 1 day 17 hours

How to reach Kanyakumari from Delhi

The Preferred Way of Travelling from Delhi to Kanyakumari

The distance between Delhi to Kanyakumari is too tedious to be covered solely by road. Thus, the most convenient way of reaching Kanyakumari from Delhi is to take a flight from Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram, followed by a drive (cab/self drive) to Kanyakumari.

Knowing The Details

1. Delhi to Kanyakumari - Via Thiruvananthapuram
2. Delhi to Kanyakumari - Via Bangalore
3. Delhi to Kanyakumari - Via Train (For Budget Travellers)
4. Popular Routes to Kanyakumari
5. Popular Routes from Delhi
6. Places to Visit in Kanyakumari
7. Hotels in Kanyakumari

1. Delhi to Kanyakumari - Via Thiruvananthapuram

Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram - Via Flight

The fastest and most convenient way to travel from Delhi to Kanyakumari is via Thiruvananthapuram. If you opt for this route, you can take a direct flight from Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram and then a cab or train to Kanyakumari. The total distance between Delhi and Kanyakumari is 2789 km.

Direct and Indirect Flights
There are 2 trains that connect Delhi to Kanyakumari, however, they take more than 48 hours to complete the journey. Instead of an extremely tiresome train journey, it is best to travel via Thiruvananthapuram. Both Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram are well connected by air with multiple direct and connecting flights operating on the route. A non-stop flight may take around 3 hours 25 minutes while a connecting flight can take anywhere between 4 to 6 hours to reach Thiruvananthapuram from Delhi. Many prominent airlines like IndiGo and Air India have direct flights on this route. 
Preferable Local Transport at the Airport
There are prepaid taxis available at the airport. Alternatively, you can book a taxi online from online cab companies like Savaari and Taxi2airport. 

Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari - Via Cab/Self Drive

The most recommended and fastest way to reach Kanyakumari from Thiruvananthapuram is by a cab or taxi. The taxis are available 24 hours a day and take around 2 hours 40 minutes to cover the distance of 90 km between Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari.

A taxi ride between these places can cost your anywhere between INR 2500 to INR 4000.

Top Options
You can book a cab from the local cab operators that offer 24/7 taxi services on this route. Some of the major local cab vendors in Thiruvananthapuram are Hidha Travels, Hindustan Cabs, Mango Cabs, and Trivandrum Taxis. Alternatively, you can book a cab online from cab booking sites like Savaari, Gozocabs, and WiWigo that offer chauffeur-driven cabs on this route.
Route Options
Route 1: Thiruvananthapuram - Neyyattinkara - Marthandam - Nagercoil - Kanyakumari (fastest route)

Route 2: Thiruvananthapuram - Kovalam - Poovar - Kanyakumari 
Road Conditions from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari
The road from Thiruvananthapuram is well-maintained and in a good condition. However, the last stretch of road from Nagercoil to Kanyakumari is not in great shape. The one lane route from Nagercoil is often heavily crowded. Apart from a few bad patches, the route is quite pleasant for a car ride. 
Duration of the Journey
2 hours 40 minutes. The estimated travel time may vary according to the traffic conditions on the route, weather conditions at the time of the visit and the number of halts made during the journey. 
Approximate Cost
The cost for a private taxi may vary depending on the taxi operator and the type of taxi you opt for. An approximate cost for the different types of taxis from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari are: 
AC - 4 Seater Hatchback or Sedan Class - INR 2900
AC - 6 Seater SUV - INR 3700
Eating Options On the Way
  • Sharma’s Punjabi Dhaba
  • Marhaba Family Restaurant & Parcel
  • Chenkavilayil Hotel
  • Udupi International 
  • Hotel Palani
Possible Stopovers On the Way: Neyyattinkara, Marthandam, Nagercoil 

Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari - Via Train

Traveling by a train from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari is another convenient way to cover the distance of 86 km. Both the places are well connected by rail with 10 trains serving this route.

Time-Saving Options
A few trains like BSP Ten Express (22619), GUV Chennai Express (16128), and TPJ Express (22628) take less than 2 hours to travel from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (TVC) to Nagercoil Junction, a train station that is 16 km away from Kanyakumari. If you take a train from Thiruvananthapuram to Nagercoil, then it will take an additional 30 minutes to reach Kanyakumari by either a local bus or a private taxi.

Direct Train Options
It is recommended to opt for a train that goes all the way to Kanyakumari Railway Station (CAPE) to save up on extra time and money that it takes to travel from Nagercoil to Kanyakumari. The direct trains like Kanyakumari Express (16381) and Himsagar Express (16318) that connect Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari take approximately 2 hours 40 minutes to reach the destination. All the trains run around the clock with the first train, BSP Ten Express, leaving Thiruvananthapuram at 01:35 in the night and the last train, Ernad Express departing at 21:15 for Kanyakumari. 
Train Options Available
Here are some of the trains that run daily from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari.

1. Kanyakumari Express (16381)
Departure - 10:15
Arrival - 12:50

2. TPJ Express (22628)
Departure - 11:45
Arrival - 12:55 

3. Kanyakumari Express (16526)
Departure - 12:50
Arrival - 15:20

4. Ananthapuri Express (16724)
Departure - 16:40
Arrival - 17:50

5. Himsagar Express (16318)
Departure - 19:30
Arrival - 21:55

Starting Station in Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (TVC)

Drop Station in Kanyakumari:
  • Kanyakumari Railway Station (CAPE)
  • Nagercoil Junction (NCJ)
Duration of Journey
A train journey from Thiruvananthapuram usually takes around 2 hours 40 minutes to reach Kanyakumari. The trains that take less than 2 hours only travel till Nagercoil Junction, a railway station that is 16 km away from the coastal town of Kanyakumari. 
The cost for a train ticket from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari depends on the train and the type of coach you book.
Sleeper class - INR 140
3 tier AC - INR 495
2 tier AC - INR 700. 
Preferable Local Transport Available from Kanyakumari Railway Station
There are local buses and auto-rickshaws available at the Kanyakumari station. Alternatively, you can book a taxi online from from online taxi booking sites like Ola or Meru to get around.

2. Delhi to Kanyakumari - Via Bangalore

Delhi to Bangalore - Via Flight

Another way to reach Kanyakumari from Delhi is through Bangalore. If you opt for this route instead of the route via Thiruvananthapuram, then you can take a direct flight from Delhi to Bangalore, then a train or bus to Kanyakumari. The aerial distance between Delhi and Bangalore is 1740 km and both these cities have a fleet of direct and connecting flights flying to and fro on a daily basis. 

Top Options
Several major airline companies like IndiGo, Air Asia, SpiceJet, and Air India have non-stop flights between these two cities.

Direct Flights
A direct flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) takes around 2 hours 45 minutes to reach Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bangalore. There are multiple direct flights between these cities that fly around the clock. The connecting flights may take 5 hours or more to reach Bangalore. You can explore the many flight options online and make the booking as per your budget and time preferences. 
Preferable Local Transport Available from Bangalore Airport
You can board an airport Volvo bus or book a taxi online from Ola, Uber or Meru. The Bangalore airport is located 37 km away from the city center and an airport bus or online cab are the only transport options available from the airport. 

Bangalore to Kanyakumari - Via Train

As there is no airport in Kanyakumari, the best way to reach there from Bangalore is either by train or bus. In total, there are 3 trains that connect the two places by rail - Kanyakumari Express (16526), Nagercoil Express (16339), Nagercoil Express (17235).

Train Details
The Kanyakumari Express is the last train to depart from Bangalore for Kanyakumari and takes approximately 21 hours to cover the distance of 664 km between the two places. Alternatively, you can board the Nagercoil Express which takes 15-16 hours to reach Nagercoil, a city located 16 km far from Kanyakumari. From the Nagercoil railway station it takes around 30 minutes by taxi to reach Kanyakumari. All the trains run daily on this route and pass through major stations like Salem, Thrissur and Tiruppur before arriving at the destination.
Train Options Available
1. Kanyakumari Express (16526)
Departure - 20:00
Arrival - 17:00

2. Nagercoil Express (16339)
Departure - 10:30
Arrival - 03:50

3. Nagercoil Express (17235)
Departure - 17:15
Arrival - 08:20

Starting Station in Bangalore:
  • Bangalore City Railway Station (SBC)
  • Krishnarajapuram Railway Station (KJM) 
Drop Station in Kanyakumari: Kanyakumari Railway Station (CAPE)
Duration of Journey
The fastest train from Bangalore to Kanyakumari is Nagercoil Express (17235) that takes around 15 hours to reach Kanyakumari, while the slowest train is Kanyakumari Express that takes approximately 21 hours for the journey. 

Sleeper - INR 445
3 Tier AC - INR 1215
2 Tier AC - INR 1760
1st Class AC - INR 3000

Bangalore to Kanyakumari - Via Bus

Many buses ply from Bangalore to Kanyakumari including buses by TNSTC (Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation) and private buses. Kanyakumari is located 663 km away from Bangalore and both the cities have efficient road connectivity with 4-lane highway that is in top condition.

Top Choices
You can either book a TNSTC bus or opt for a private bus operator like Royal Travels, Kallada Tours & Travels, Orange Tours & Travels, KPN Travels, and SRS Travels.

Bus Duration
Kallada Tours & Travels buses take the least amount of time, 9 hours 20 minutes, to reach Kanyakumari from Bangalore. Other buses usually take around 13-14 hours to cover the distance. The first bus to leave Bangalore for Kanyakumari is of SRS Travels that departs at 12:30. The last bus serving on this route is of Kallada Tours & Travels that leaves Bangalore at 19:30. You can book a ticket online from bus ticket booking sites like RedBus. 
Type of Buses Available
  • Non-AC Sleeper
  • AC Sleeper
Starting Points in Bangalore:
  • Anand Rao Circle
  • Kalasipalayam
  • Madiwala
  • Bomasandra
  • Hosur
Drop points in Kanyakumari: State Transport Corporation Bus Stand, Kanyakumari
Route Taken
Bangalore - Salem- Dindigul - Madurai - Tirunelveli - Kanyakumari

Bus Timings: Buses on this route operate round the clock.

Duration of the Journey: 12 hours 50 minutes
The bus fare can cost you anywhere between INR 700 and INR 1200 depending on the bus operator and the type of seat you book. 
Typical Stop Points
  • Salem
  • Dindigul
  • Madurai
  • Tirunelveli
Road Conditions 
From Bangalore there is a 4 lane that goes all the way to Madurai. This road is in top condition and well-maintained. The road leading from Madurai is a bit narrow and the last stretch of road that starts from Nagercoil and leads all the way to Kanyakumari is a narrow and often heavily crowded. 

3. Delhi to Kanyakumari - Via Train (For Budget Travellers)

Budget-travelers for whom time is not an issue can consider taking the Thirukkural Express that originates from Hazrat Nizamuddin (HZM) and stops at Kanyakumari Railway Station (CAPE).

Approximate Timings
This train takes approximately 49 hours and 30 minutes to cover the rail distance of 2896 between the two places. The train departs Delhi at 07:15 and arrives Kanyakumari at 08:45 on the 3rd day. It operates only on Monday and Saturday. This train ride can be extremely exhausting and the estimated travel time is longer than any other way stated above.

A sleeper ticket - INR 900
3 tier AC - INR 2340
2 tier AC - INR 3480

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Mumbai to Kanyakumari 23 hours 5 mins 1,654 km

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