There are 4 ways to get from Kochi to Kodaikānāl by train, bus, taxi 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

Train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) to Palani (PLNI) Ers Rmm Exp

$14 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Palani

$20 - $26

Taxi  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl 184.6 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Kodaikānāl 184.6 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Kodaikānāl is to bus which costs ₹1,300 - ₹1,800 and takes 9 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Kodaikānāl is to taxi which takes 5 h 46 min and costs ₹4,200 - ₹5,500.

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The distance between Kochi and Kodaikānāl is 139 km. The road distance is 295 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 36 min to get from Kochi to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Kodaikānāl once a week. Tickets cost $4 - $16 and the journey takes 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Kochi to Kodaikānāl hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 7 h.

Train operators
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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