1. Alleppey to Munnar by Bus
The total distance of 172 kilometers between Alleppey and Munnar can be easily covered in a bus in a matter of around 3- 6 hours, depending on the bus that you choose and the route taken by the bus. In fact, a lot of travelers prefer to travel to Munnar by bus, since they can enjoy the scenic views through the lovely ghats and mountains on their way.
The Kerala Urban Road Transport Corporation operates AC Volvo buses between the two places, and the buses pass through Cherthala, Vyttila Mobility Hub, Aluva, Kothamangalam and Adimali on their way before finally reaching Munnar after a 6-hour long journey. The time that is taken by the bus, however, can vary depending on the traffic and weather conditions.
You can easily get a bus from the Alleppey KSRTC bus station, and these buses will drop you off at KSRTC Depot Munnar, after which you can hire an auto or a cab to reach your final destination.
Available Bus Options
1. Deluxe buses operated by KSRTC
(Alleppey- Vaikom- Piravom- Moovattupuzha- Kothamangalam- Munnar)
Timings: Departure: 02:00 p.m
Arrival: 05:45 p.m.
Duration: 3 hours and 45 minutes
Fare: INR 2412. AC Volvo Buses operated by Kerala Urban Road Transport Corporation
(Alleppey – Cherthala – Vyttila Mobility Hub – Aluva – Kothamangalam – Adimali – Munnar)
Timings: 09:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. and 03:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Duration: 6 hours3. AC semi-sleeper buses operated by private operator Kyros Connects
Timings: Departure: 03:15 p.m
Arrival: 09:45 p.m.
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Fare: INR 368
2. Alleppey to Munnar by Car
Traveling from Alleppey to Munnar can be really fun and adventurous if you choose to travel by cab, or alternatively, you can even drive to the destination on your own. The journey will only take you around 4-5 hours depending on the chosen route, and there are numerous local dhabas on the way that serve lip-smacking food.
You can choose from a variety of cabs, depending on the size of the group that you are traveling in, but cabs usually cost around INR 3000 at least. Numerous cab operators such as Keralbycab, Panicker Cabs, Southernseas Holidays, etc. offer outstation cab rentals at affordable prices, and you can choose the service provider that suits you the best. In fact, if you are carpooling or traveling in a group, then it is best to prefer traveling in a cab as compared to a bus; since the per person cost would come out to be the same, but a road journey would be much more comfortable.
The total cost of this journey depends on the vehicle type that you prefer. A Sedan would cost you around INR 4700, with prices for compact cars around INR 4300 and those for SUVs around INR 5600. A 12 seater Tempo Traveller would cost you around INR 9000 for this journey.
The Routes That Can Be Taken
1. Via SH40 and NH85
Total distance: 172 kilometers
Duration: 4 hours and 23 minutes2. Via NH66 and NH85
Total distance: 178.1 kilometers
Duration: 4 hours and 17 minutes3. Via NH85
Total distance: 168.9 kilometers
Duration: 4 hours and 31 minutes