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There are 7 ways to get from Chennai to Kerala by plane, subway, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly to Trivandrum  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Trivandrum (TRV) MAA - TRV

$36 - $162

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Bus  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway to Arakkambakkam 120E
  2. Take the bus from Chennai to Trivandrum

$8 - $12

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Fly to Kochi, subway  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Kochi (COK) MAA - COK
  2. Take the subway from Aluva to Lissie Jn

$26 - $137

Fly to Calicut  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Calicut (CCJ) MAA - CCJ

$45 - $253

Fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Coimbatore (CJB) MAA - CJB
  2. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Pulāmantōl

$54 - $145

Train  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) Trivandrum Mail / ...

$16 - $23

Drive  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram 456.3 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Kerala is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹900 and takes 13 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Kerala is to fly which costs ₹2,600 - ₹12,000 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Kerala. However, there are services departing from Broadway and arriving at Trivandrum via Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chennai Central (MAS) and arriving at Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC). Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Kerala is 510 km. The road distance is 730.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Kerala without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 53 min and costs ₹600 - ₹900.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Chennai to Kerala, including transfers.

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Chennai to Kerala bus services, operated by MTC, depart from Broadway station.

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Chennai to Kerala train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Chennai Central (MAS) station.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Kerala is to fly which takes 2 h 49 min and costs ₹2,600 - ₹12,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹600 - ₹900 and takes 13 h 53 min, you could also train, which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700 and takes 16 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Kerala.
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  • Distance: 319.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Kerala, India?

Air India Limited, Air India Express and two other airlines fly from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram via Arakkambakkam and Chennai in around 13 h 53 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Calicut
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Madras to Calicut
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Flights from Madras to Calicut via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
Bus operators
MTC
Bus from Broadway to Arakkambakkam
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
mtcbus.org
Other operators
Taxi from Coimbatore to Pulāmantōl
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 422 44 22 44 22
Website
meru.in

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Trivandrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Chennai to Kerala bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Trivandrum station.

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Chennai to Kerala train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Kerala is 730 km. It takes approximately 10 h 52 min to drive from Chennai to Kerala.

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

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There are 56+ hotels available in Kerala. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs ₹8.

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