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

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

Fly to Trivandrum  •  3 h 1 min

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

$36 - $163

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Trivandrum

$9 - $13

5 alternative options

Fly to Kochi, subway  •  3 h 36 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 27 min

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

$46 - $254

Fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  4 h 44 min

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

$56 - $150

Train  •  16 h

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

$17 - $25

Drive  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram 456.3 miles

$70 - $110

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

Air India Express, Air India Limited and two other airlines fly from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram 5 times a day. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 13 h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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 50 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 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Madras to Calicut
Ave. Duration
1 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
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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
Train operators
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Coimbatore to Pulāmantōl
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 422 44 22 44 22
Website
meru.in
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chennai and Kerala is 510 km. The road distance is 730 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Kerala is to bus which costs ₹600 - ₹950 and takes 13 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Chennai to Kerala is to fly which takes 3 h 1 min and costs ₹2,400 - ₹12,000.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Kerala. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Trivandrum via Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Chennai to Kerala, including transfers.