|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|
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.
|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|
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 AirportThere are prepaid taxis available at the airport. Alternatively, you can book a taxi online from online cab companies like Savaari and Taxi2airport.
Route OptionsRoute 1: Thiruvananthapuram - Neyyattinkara - Marthandam - Nagercoil - Kanyakumari (fastest route)
Road Conditions from Thiruvananthapuram to KanyakumariThe 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 Journey2 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 CostThe 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:
Eating Options On the Way
Train Options AvailableHere are some of the trains that run daily from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari.
Duration of JourneyA 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.
FaresThe cost for a train ticket from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari depends on the train and the type of coach you book.
Preferable Local Transport Available from Kanyakumari Railway StationThere 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.
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.
Several major airline companies like IndiGo, Air Asia, SpiceJet, and Air India have non-stop flights between these two cities.
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 AirportYou 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.
Train Options Available1. Kanyakumari Express (16526)
Duration of JourneyThe 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.
Type of Buses Available
Route TakenBangalore - Salem- Dindigul - Madurai - Tirunelveli - Kanyakumari
FaresThe 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
Road ConditionsFrom 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.
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).
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
|Important Routes||Time Taken||Distance|
|Chennai to Kanyakumari||10 hours 19 mins||710 km|
|Bangalore to Kanyakumari||9 hours 33 mins||667 km|
|Hyderabad to Kanyakumari||17 hours 28 mins||1,235 km|
|Delhi to Kanyakumari||1 day 17 hours||2,833 km|
|Pune to Kanyakumari||21 hours 5 mins||1,511 km|
|Mumbai to Kanyakumari||23 hours 5 mins||1,654 km|