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There are 4 ways to get from Bengaluru to Kochi by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 5m

  1. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Kochi (COK) BLR - COK

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Train  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Bangalore Cant to Ernakulam Jn 12677 / ...

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Bus  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Bengaluru Shanti Nagar to Ernakulam

Drive  •  7h 43m

  1. Drive from Bengaluru to Kochi 526.3 km

Bengaluru to Kochi by train

The train journey time between Bengaluru and Kochi is around 10h 31m and covers a distance of around 577 km. Operated by Indian Railways, the Bengaluru to Kochi train service departs from Bangalore Cant and arrives in Ernakulam Jn. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Trains
10h 31m Average Duration
₹290 Cheapest Price
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Bengaluru → Kochi
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kochi is 1800118797.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Bengaluru to Kochi is to train, which costs ₹290 - ₹1,500 and takes 10h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Bengaluru to Kochi is to fly which costs ₹5,000 - ₹9,000 and takes 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bangalore Cant and arriving at Ernakulam Jn. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 31m.

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The distance between Bengaluru and Kochi is 367 km. The road distance is 526.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bengaluru to Kochi without a car is to train which takes 10h 31m and costs ₹290 - ₹1,500.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Bengaluru to Kochi, including transfers.

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Bengaluru to Kochi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Bangalore Cant station.

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The best way to get from Bengaluru to Kochi is to fly which takes 2h 5m and costs ₹5,000 - ₹9,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹290 - ₹1,500 and takes 10h 31m, you could also bus, which costs ₹600 - ₹1,400 and takes 10h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Bengaluru Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bengaluru to Kochi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Ernakulam Jn station.

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  • Distance: 367.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

IndiGo Airlines, AirAsia India and two other airlines fly from Bengaluru to Kochi hourly. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Bangalore Cant to Ernakulam Jn twice daily. Tickets cost ₹290 - ₹1,500 and the journey takes 10h 31m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,300 - ₹12,000
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,500 - ₹11,000
Go First
Website
flygofirst.com
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,600 - ₹22,000
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi via Mysore
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,300 - ₹11,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Bangalore Cant to Ernakulam Jn
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹290 - ₹1,500
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹290 - ₹380
Third AC (3A)
₹800 - ₹1,100
Second AC (2A)
₹1,100 - ₹1,500
Bus operators
KSRTC
Phone
080-26252625
Website
ksrtc.in
Bus from Bengaluru Shanti Nagar to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
₹600 - ₹1,400
Schedules at
ksrtc.in
Standard
₹600 - ₹1,200

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Yes, the driving distance between Bengaluru to Kochi is 526 km. It takes approximately 7h 43m to drive from Bengaluru to Kochi.

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Go First, Helitrans, AirAsia India and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Bengaluru Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Kochi. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Bengaluru to Bengaluru Airport is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,300.

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