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There are 3 ways to get from Kochi to Colombo by subway, plane or train

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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Subway to Kochi, fly  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Colombo (CMB) COK - CMB

$91 - $258

2 alternative options

Train to Trivandrum, fly  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Colombo (CMB) TRV - CMB

$116 - $247

Train to Coimbatore, fly  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Coimbatore Junction (CBE)
  2. Fly from Coimbatore (CJB) to Colombo (CMB) CJB - CMB

$217 - $718

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Colombo is to train and fly which costs ₹8,500 - ₹19,000 and takes 8h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Colombo is to subway and fly which costs ₹6,500 - ₹19,000 and takes 5h 9m.

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The distance between Kochi and Colombo is 517 km.

It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Kochi to Colombo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Kochi Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 1186+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kochi to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 323.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Kochi, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Kochi to Colombo. However, you can take the subway to Aluva, take the taxi to Kochi airport, fly to Colombo, take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, then take the bus to Colombo. Alternatively, you can take the train to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC), take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Colombo, take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, then take the bus to Colombo.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Kochi to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Trivandrum to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Coimbatore to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Train operators
Kochi Metro
Phone
13004250355
Email
contact@kmrl.co.in
Website
kochimetro.org
Subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kochimetro.org
R1
$1
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Coimbatore Junction (CBE)
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in

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