How To Reach Varkala

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How to Reach Varkala

Varkala is well connected to the rest of India by rail and road. Regular rail and bus services ply to and fro the city of Varkala; buses being operated both by private and government owners, especially the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation. There is no direct flight connectivity, however, to Varkala. Some 40 km away is the Thiruvananthapuram airport, which is the nearest airport that connects Varkala to the rest of India.

How to reach Varkala by flight

There is no direct flight connectivity to Varkala. The nearest airport is in Thiruvananthapuram, around 40 km away from the same. This airport is well-connected to major cities in India as well as to international destinations. From the airport, travelers can hire taxis or take buses to reach Varkala, which takes around 1.5 to 2 hours depending on traffic conditions.

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) - 36 kms from Varkala

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How to reach Varkala by road

Varkala is easily accessible by road from various parts of Kerala as well as neighboring states. National Highway 66 passes through Varkala, connecting it to cities like Trivandrum, Kochi, and Kollam. State-run buses as well as private buses operate regular services to Varkala from major cities and towns in Kerala. Additionally, travelers can also hire taxis or self-drive to reach Varkala via well-maintained roads.

How to reach Varkala by train

Varkala has its own railway station, Varkala Sivagiri Railway Station, which is well-connected to major cities like Trivandrum, Kochi, Kollam, and Chennai. Several trains ply to and from Varkala on a daily basis, making it a convenient mode of transportation for travelers. From the railway station, auto-rickshaws and taxis are readily available to reach different parts of Varkala.

How to reach Varkala by Waterways

Reaching Varkala by waterways provides a unique and scenic travel experience, although it may not be as commonly used as other modes of transportation.
Varkala is connected to National Waterway 3 through the Varkala Tunnel, that contributes to the development of water-based tourism by offering travelers a unique and scenic passage through the city's landscape, adding to the charm and allure of Varkala as a coastal destination.

Local transport in Varkala

A diminutive town, it can be accessed by using auto rickshaws or even by walking.

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