How to Reach Kochi

Kochi International Airport has regular flights connecting major cities. Three stations serve Kochi, among which the largest and perhaps the busiest one is the Ernakulam Junction South. Trains are a cheap and easy mode of travel. Major South Indian cities have buses plying to Kochi. You can also drive to Kochi as the National Highways and connecting roads ensure a smooth drive.

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Most frequently searched routes to Kochi

Route Name Distance Time
Hyderabad to Kochi 1,107 km 17 hours 12 mins
Alleppey to Kochi 58.5 km 1 hour 25 mins
Mysore to Kochi 387 km 8 hours 5 mins
Chennai to Kochi 685 km 11 hours 14 mins
Bangalore to Kochi 540 km 9 hours 17 mins
Kottayam to Kochi 67.5 km 1 hour 52 mins
Pune to Kochi 1,383 km 20 hours 49 mins
Varanasi to Kochi 2,359 km 1 day 15 hours
Goa to Kochi 765 km 17 hours 41 mins
Kolkata to Kochi 2,307 km 1 day 13 hours
Delhi to Kochi 2,705 km 1 day 16 hours
Ahmedabad to Kochi 2,039 km 1 day 7 hours
Jaipur to Kochi 2,551 km 1 day 16 hours
Wayanad to Kochi 251 km 6 hours 43 mins
Mumbai to Kochi 1,526 km 22 hours 49 mins

How to reach Kochi by flight

Cochin International Airport connects Kochi to the rest of the world by air. The airport offers both domestic and international flights on a regular basis.

Nearest Airport: Kochi

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Tentative return flight prices to Kochi from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 6,377 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 9,601 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 3,692 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 4,048 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 6,862 View
Kolkata ₹ 12,210 View

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How to reach Kochi by road

Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Kochi. They operate on a daily basis, whether day or night. You can also take shared taxis or cabs for the same route.

How to reach Kochi by train

Kochi is well connected to the rest of India by the railways. Regular rail services ply to and fro the city of Kochi. Three stations serve Kochi, among which the largest and perhaps the busiest one is the Ernakulam Junction South.

How to reach Kochi by bus

If you are coming from Alleppey, you can take a KSRTC bus from Alleppey Bus Stop that can drop you till Thoppumpady (in Kochi). Thoppumpady is the nearest bus stop if you want to go to Fort Kochi. The ticket will cost you around INR 50. Ensure that there is someone to help you with reading signboards on buses as everything is written in Malayalam.

Local transport in Kochi

A number of buses, autos, taxis and boats ferry people around at all times of the day. Ola and Uber services are also available. The Cochin airport is at a distance of almost 36 km from Fort Kochi area, so one can also opt for buses run by KSRTC. The timetable can be found here.

The Kochi Metro Line has finished construction and is fully operational. The total length of the Kochi Metro Line spans almost 26km and has a total number of 22 stops. The following is the list of Metro Stations in Kochi:

  • Aluva
  • Pulinchodu
  • Ambattukavu
  • Muttom
  • Kalamassery Town
  • Cochin University
  • Pathadipalam
  • Edapally
  • Changampuzha Park
  • Palarivattom
  • JLN Stadium
  • Kaloor
  • Town Hall
  • M.G Road
  • Maharaja's College
  • Ernakulam South
  • Kadavanthra
  • Elamkulam
  • Vytilla
  • Thaikoodam
  • Petta
The average journey times using the Kochi Metro are:
  • Aluva to Pettah: 46 minutes
  • Aluva to Palarivattom: 24 minutes
  • Aluva to Ernakulam Junction: 35 minutes
  • Pettah to Ernakulam Junction: 12 minutes

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