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There are 7 ways to get from Kochi to Chidambaram by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Chidambaram

$10 - $14

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Train  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Thiruvarur Junction (TVR) Ers-Kik Exp
  2. Take the train from Thiruvarur Junction (TVR) to Chidambaram (CDM) Karaikal Ltt Exp / ...

$11 - $31

Taxi  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Chidambaram 332.5 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Chidambaram 332.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Pondicherry, taxi  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Pondicherry (PNY) COK - PNY
  2. Take a taxi from Pondicherry to Chidambaram

$69 - $274

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) COK - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Chidambaram (CDM)

$60 - $305

Fly to Madras, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Madras (MAA) COK - MAA
  2. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Chidambaram (CDM)

$30 - $153

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The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Chidambaram is to bus which costs ₹750 - ₹1,100 and takes 9 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Chidambaram is to fly and taxi which costs ₹5,000 - ₹21,000 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kochi to Chidambaram. However, there are services departing from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) and arriving at Chidambaram (CDM) via Thiruvarur Junction (TVR). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 13 min.

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The distance between Kochi and Chidambaram is 409 km. The road distance is 531.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Chidambaram without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 12 min and costs ₹750 - ₹1,100.

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Kochi to Chidambaram, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kochi to Chidambaram is to bus which takes 9 h 12 min and costs ₹750 - ₹1,100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹750 - ₹2,300 and takes 14 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kochi Airport to Pondicherry Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Kochi to Chidambaram train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Chidambaram (CDM) station.

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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 12 min

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

RedBus operates a bus from Kochi to Chidambaram 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 9 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kochi to Chidambaram via Thiruvarur Junction (TVR) in around 14 h 13 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli via Madras
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Kochi to Pondicherry via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Thiruvarur Junction (TVR)
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
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Train from Thiruvarur Junction (TVR) to Chidambaram (CDM)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Chidambaram (CDM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Chidambaram (CDM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Chidambaram
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 484 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Kerala Taxi
Phone
+91 98460 43403
Website
keralataxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Chidambaram is 532 km. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Kochi to Chidambaram.

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IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Kochi Airport to Pondicherry Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Chidambaram. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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