There are 7 ways to get from Kochi to Thoothukudi by bus, taxi, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  8 h 50 min

$29 - $40

Cheapest option

Train  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Guv Chennai Exp

$17 - $30

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 47 min

  1. 201.7 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. 201.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Tuticorin  •  6 h 20 min

  1. COK - TCR

$98 - $432

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

  1. COK - TRV

$45 - $155

Fly to Madurai, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. COK - IXM

$36 - $87

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Thoothukudi once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $18 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min. Alternatively, Spicejet, IndiGo Airlines and GoAir fly from Kochi to Thoothukudi 3 times a day.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kochi to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Flights from Kochi to Madurai
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $60
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) to Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ)
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruparankndrm (TDN) to Tuti Melur (TME)
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Thiruvananthapuram
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Tirunelveli to Thoothukudi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kochi and Thoothukudi is 243 km. The road distance is 323 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Thoothukudi is to train which costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,100 and takes 9 h 32 min.

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

It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to get from Kochi to Thoothukudi, including transfers.