There are 9 ways to get from Kochi to Chidambaram by bus, train, taxi, car 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.

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Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Chidambaram

$9 - $13

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Train  •  13 h 48 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 - $32

Bus SETC  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Perundhurai
  2. Take the bus from Perundurai to Chidambaram

$14 - $22

Bus, train  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Madurai
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Chidambaram (CDM) Tcn - Ms Exp / ...

$13 - $28

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 Tiruchirapalli, train  •  7 h 11 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 12 min

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

$30 - $153

Fly to Madurai, train  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Madurai (IXM) COK - IXM
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Chidambaram (CDM)

$39 - $88

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Chidambaram is to bus which costs ₹650 - ₹1,000 and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Chidambaram is to fly and train which costs ₹4,300 - ₹23,000 and takes 7 h 11 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 13 h 48 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 10 h 40 min and costs ₹650 - ₹1,000.

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It takes approximately 10 h 40 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 10 h 40 min and costs ₹650 - ₹1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹750 - ₹2,300 and takes 13 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Kochi to Chidambaram.
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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 40 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 - $12 and the journey takes 9 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kochi to Chidambaram via Thiruvarur Junction (TVR) in around 13 h 48 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 Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Kochi to Madurai
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $60
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Thiruvarur Junction (TVR)
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Thiruvarur Junction (TVR) to Chidambaram (CDM)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Chidambaram (CDM)
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Chidambaram (CDM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Chidambaram (CDM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Chidambaram
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Perundhurai
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Madurai
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Perundurai to Chidambaram
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tnstc.in
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
Kerala Taxi
Phone
+91 98460 43403
Website
keralataxi.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 484 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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