How To Reach Kottayam

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How to Reach Kottayam

Kottayam doesn't have an airport of its own, and the nearest airport is in Kochi which is only 90 km from Kottayam. Kottayam is well connected to the rest of Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by frequent and reliable bus service. You can either opt for the bus service provided by the government or the private services. Kottayam has a railway station of its own, and it receives trains from a lot of major cities in India.

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Route Name Distance Time
Bangalore to Kottayam 597 km 10 hours 43 mins
Hyderabad to Kottayam 1,164 km 18 hours 38 mins
Ernakulam to Kottayam 64.3 km 1 hour 51 mins
Chennai to Kottayam 676 km 11 hours 56 mins
Delhi to Kottayam 2,762 km 1 day 18 hours
Pune to Kottayam 1,440 km 22 hours 15 mins
Mumbai to Kottayam 1,583 km 1 day 0 hours

How to reach Kottayam by flight

Kochi International Airport serves as the nearest airbase to Kottayam District. It lies about at a distance of 93 km from the required destination. The airport connects the town directly with many major cities of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Trivandrum, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Kozhikode, Mangalore, and Agatti, etc. It also connects to several the Middle East and South Asian countries via regular flights. From here you can either hire a taxi or take a bus or train till Kottayam. 

Nearest Airport: Kochi - 47 kms from Kottayam

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How to reach Kottayam by road

Kottayam is approachable via well-maintained roads to several major cities of Kerala as well as states. Regular bus services ply to and fro between Kottayam and towns like Kannur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Bangalore, Chennai, and Trivandrum. One can take a ride at private as well as buses operated by KSRTC.

How to reach Kottayam by train

The town houses a station of its own which connects it to several major cities of the country. In fact, there are many long distance trains that stop at the town. One can avail taxi, bus or auto rickshaws from the station till the required destination.

How to reach Kottayam by Waterways

One can also reach Kottayam by ferry operated by the Kerala State Water Transport Corporation. It plies from Alappuzha and runs throughout the day. It takes approximately two hours to reach the town from backwaters. Ferry is the cheapest mode of transportation but definitely not the fastest.

Local transport in Kottayam

Kottayam operates all kinds of transportation services starting with the local bus service. It is the cheapest way of commuting, however remember that buses are quite crowded during the rush hours. Auto rickshaws in the town are also quite inexpensive but make sure you bargain a good deal out of them. Local taxis are however the best option if you want to explore in and around the town. Car rental companies are also available in the area if you are in mood to self drive. But walking is the best and healthy way to explore this small town. Make sure you plan your trip during winters to enjoy the town to its best.

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