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There are 6 ways to get from Kochi to Thoothukudi by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Tuticorin 736Ud / ...

$5 - $12

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Train  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ) Guv Chennai Exp

$15 - $27

Taxi  •  4h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Thoothukudi 201.7 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  4h 47m

  1. Drive from Kochi to Thoothukudi 201.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Tuticorin  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Tuticorin (TCR) COK - TCR

$88 - $391

Fly to Trivandrum, bus, taxi  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Trivandrum (TRV) COK - TRV
  2. Take the bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
  3. Take a taxi from Tirunelveli to Thoothukudi

$44 - $152

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The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Thoothukudi is to bus which costs ₹430 - ₹850 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Thoothukudi is to taxi which costs ₹4,600 - ₹5,500 and takes 4h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ernakulam and arriving at Tuticorin. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between Kochi and Thoothukudi is 243 km. The road distance is 322.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Thoothukudi without a car is to bus which takes 9h and costs ₹430 - ₹850.

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The bus from Ernakulam to Tuticorin takes 9h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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The best way to get from Kochi to Thoothukudi is to bus which takes 9h and costs ₹430 - ₹850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹2,000 and takes 10h 32m, you could also fly, which costs ₹6,000 - ₹29,000 and takes 5h 40m.

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There is no direct flight from Kochi Airport to Tuticorin Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 152.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h

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

SETC operates a bus from Kochi to Thoothukudi twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $12 and the journey takes 9h. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Thoothukudi once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $17 and the journey takes 9h 50m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kochi to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Kochi to Tuticorin via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Thoothukudi
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 484 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Kerala Taxi
Phone
+91 98460 43403
Website
keralataxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Thoothukudi is 323 km. It takes approximately 4h 47m to drive from Kochi to Thoothukudi.

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Air India Express, IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Kochi Airport to Tuticorin Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Thoothukudi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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