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There are 4 ways to get from Kochi to Ottapalam by train, taxi or car

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Train via Thrissur

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Jn to Thrisur
  2. Take the train from Thrisur to Palakkad

Train

  1. Take the train from Aluva to Palakkad

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Ottapalam

Drive

  1. Drive from Kochi to Ottapalam

Kochi to Ottapalam by train

The train journey time between Kochi and Ottapalam is around 4h 28m and covers a distance of around 183 km. This includes an average layover time of around 59 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 19m. Operated by Indian Railways, the Kochi to Ottapalam train service departs from Ernakulam Jn and arrives in Ottappalam. Typically 68 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 28m
Layover time:
59 min
Total time:
4h 28m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 19m
Train distance:
183 km
Trains per week:
68
Cheapest price:
₹299
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:20
Last train departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kochi to Ottapalam train schedules

Kochi → Ottapalam
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1800118797

Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ottapalam is 1800118797.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ottapalam is recommended.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800118797.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Kochi to Ottapalam is to train via Thrissur, which costs ₹290 - ₹1,900 and takes 3h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Ottapalam is to taxi which costs ₹2,900 - ₹3,500 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kochi to Ottapalam. However, there are services departing from Ernakulam Jn and arriving at Ottappalam via Thrisur and Palakkad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Kochi and Ottapalam is 94 km. The road distance is 131.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Ottapalam without a car is to train via Thrissur which takes 3h 17m and costs ₹290 - ₹1,900.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Kochi to Ottapalam, including transfers.

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Kochi to Ottapalam train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Ernakulam Jn station.

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Kochi to Ottapalam train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Palakkad station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Ottapalam is 132 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Kochi to Ottapalam.

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There are three+ hotels available in Ottapalam. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kochi to Ottapalam.
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  • Distance: 93.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 17m

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

You can take a train from Kochi to Ottapalam via Thrisur and Palakkad in around 3h 17m.

Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Ernakulam Jn to Thrisur
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₹100 - ₹650
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹100 - ₹140
Third AC (3A)
₹370 - ₹470
Second AC (2A)
₹500 - ₹650
Train from Thrisur to Palakkad
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹100 - ₹650
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹100 - ₹140
Third AC (3A)
₹370 - ₹470
Second AC (2A)
₹500 - ₹650
Train from Aluva to Palakkad
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹130 - ₹750
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹130 - ₹170
Third AC (3A)
₹420 - ₹550
Second AC (2A)
₹550 - ₹750
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Ottapalam
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Estimated price
₹2,900 - ₹3,500
Taxio
Phone
+91 48 44 44 04 44
Website
taxio.in
Kerala Tourist Taxi
Phone
+91 99 47 27 66 20
Website
keralatouristtaxi.com
B Cabs
Phone
+91 98 95 11 88 77
Website
bcabs.com

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