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There are 5 ways to get from Kochi to Tirunelveli by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochin to Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Take the bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli

$16 - $25

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Train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Tirunelveli (TEN) Guv Chennai Exp / ...

$6 - $16

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Taxi  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Tirunelveli 167.2 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Tirunelveli 167.2 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, bus  •  6 h 9 min

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

$34 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Tirunelveli is to train which costs ₹450 - ₹1,200 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Tirunelveli is to taxi which costs ₹3,800 - ₹4,600 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) and arriving at Tirunelveli (TEN). Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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The distance between Kochi and Tirunelveli is 206 km. The road distance is 267.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Tirunelveli without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 4 min and costs ₹1,200 - ₹1,900.

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It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to get from Kochi to Tirunelveli, including transfers.

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Kochi to Tirunelveli train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) station.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Tirunelveli is to bus which takes 8 h 4 min and costs ₹1,200 - ₹1,900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹450 - ₹1,200 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Trivandrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Kochi to Tirunelveli train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Tirunelveli (TEN) station.

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Map of how to get from Kochi to Tirunelveli.
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  • Distance: 129 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 4 min

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

You can take a bus from Kochi to Tirunelveli via Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram in around 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Tirunelveli twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $16 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Thiruvananthapuram
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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Bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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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Yes, the driving distance between Kochi to Tirunelveli is 268 km. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Kochi to Tirunelveli.

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Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and Air India Express offer flights from Kochi Airport to Trivandrum Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Tirunelveli. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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