• Our partners include:

  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber
  • Rentalcars.com

There are 5 ways to get from Kochi to Varkala by train, bus, taxi, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Varkala (VAK) Clt - T Vc Jan Shatabdi / ...

$2 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Kochi to Varkala

$6 - $12

Taxi  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Varkala 100.9 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Varkala 100.9 miles

$16 - $24

Subway, fly  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Trivandrum (TRV) COK - TRV

$34 - $138

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Varkala is to bus which costs ₹470 - ₹900 and takes 5 h 42 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Kochi to Varkala is to taxi which costs ₹2,300 - ₹2,800 and takes 2 h 34 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) and arriving at Varkala (VAK). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

More details

The distance between Kochi and Varkala is 143 km. The road distance is 161.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Kochi to Varkala without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs ₹210 - ₹1,000.

More details

The train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Varkala (VAK) takes 2 h 49 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

More details

Kochi to Varkala train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) station.

More details

The best way to get from Kochi to Varkala is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs ₹210 - ₹1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹470 - ₹900 and takes 5 h 42 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Trivandrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

Search flights

Kochi to Varkala train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Varkala (VAK) station.

More details

Map of how to get from Kochi to Varkala.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 89.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Kochi, India and Varkala, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Varkala every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates a bus from Kochi to Varkala once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $9 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Train operators
Kochi Metro
Phone
13004250355
Email
contact@kmrl.co.in
Website
kochimetro.org
Subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kochimetro.org
R1
$1
Bus operators
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Kochi to Varkala
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Varkala
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Kerala Taxi
Phone
+91 98460 43403
Website
keralataxi.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 484 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Heathrow Airport into central London, Italy Travel Guides and 4 stunningly beautiful Philippines islands you need to visit - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Varkala is 161 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Kochi to Varkala.

Get driving directions

Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and Air India Express offer flights from Kochi Airport to Trivandrum Airport.

Search flights

There are 228+ hotels available in Varkala. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

More details