There are 5 ways to get from Kochi to Kanyakumari by train, bus, taxi, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Nager Coil Town (NJT) Jam Ten Exp / ...

$7 - $19

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Bus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Tirunelveli 736Ud
  2. Take the bus from Tirunelveli to Kanyakumari H848 / ...

$9 - $15

Taxi  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kanyakumari 188.2 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Kanyakumari 188.2 miles

$30 - $45

Subway, fly, train, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Trivandrum (TRV) COK - TRV
  3. Take the train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Nager Coil Town (NJT)
  4. Take the bus from Nagercoil to Kanyakumari

$30 - $147

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No, there is no direct bus from Kochi to Kanyakumari. However, there are services departing from Ernakulam and arriving at Kanyakumari via Tirunelveli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 52 min.

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The distance between Kochi and Kanyakumari is 249 km. The road distance is 301.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Kanyakumari without a car is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Kochi to Kanyakumari, including transfers.

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Kochi to Kanyakumari bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Ernakulam station.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Kanyakumari is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Trivandrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Kochi to Kanyakumari bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Kanyakumari station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Kanyakumari is 301 km. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Kochi to Kanyakumari.

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

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Map of how to get from Kochi to Kanyakumari.
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  • Distance: 155.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Kanyakumari 4 times a week. Tickets cost $4 - $15 and the journey takes 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kochi to Kanyakumari via Tirunelveli in around 9 h 52 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Nager Coil Town (NJT)
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Nager Coil Town (NJT)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Kochi Metro
Phone
13004250355
Email
contact@kmrl.co.in
Website
kochimetro.org
Subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kochimetro.org
R1
$1
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirunelveli to Kanyakumari
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Nagercoil to Kanyakumari
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Kanyakumari
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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