Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Mettupalayam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $17 and the journey takes 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Kochi to Mettupalayam every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.
How to get from Kochi to Mettupalayam
From Eranakulam Junction (ERS) train to Coimbatore Junction (CBE) then taxi to Mettupalayam. 4 h 24 min ₹1,635. From Kochi taxi to Cochin, bus to Coimbatore, then taxi to Mettupalayam. 5 h 48 min ₹1,552. From Kochi taxi to Mettupalayam. 3 h 36 min ₹4,132. From Kochi drive to Mettupalayam. 3 h 36 min ₹1,915.