There are 7 ways to get from Kochi to Kumbakonam by train, bus, 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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Train  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Nidamangalam (NMJ) Ers-Kik Exp

$13 - $23

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Bus, train  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Madurai
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Kumbakonam (KMU) Ten-Tbm Antyodaya Exp / ...

$12 - $27

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Taxi  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kumbakonam 290.2 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Kumbakonam 290.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$59 - $304

Fly to Madras, train  •  9 h 32 min

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

$32 - $154

Fly to Madurai, train  •  8 h 11 min

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

$38 - $87

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kochi and Kumbakonam is 361 km. The road distance is 464.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Kumbakonam without a car is to train which takes 12 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 1 min to get from Kochi to Kumbakonam, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Kumbakonam is 464 km. It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to drive from Kochi to Kumbakonam.

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IndiGo Airlines offers flights from Kochi Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Kumbakonam. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kochi to Kumbakonam.
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  • Distance: 225.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 1 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Kumbakonam once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $19 and the journey takes 11 h 29 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 15 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 Nidamangalam (NMJ)
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Kumbakonam (KMU)
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Kumbakonam (KMU)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Kumbakonam (KMU)
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Kumbakonam
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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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