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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Tirupati (TIR) COK - TIR

$72 - $317

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Tirupati (TPTY) Ers Patna Exp / ...

$12 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Aluva to Bangalore
  2. Take the bus from Bengaluru Kempegowda to Tirupathi

$13 - $22

Taxi  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Tirupati 404.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Kochi to Tirupati 404.2 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Tirupati is to bus which costs ₹850 - ₹1,600 and takes 15 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Tirupati is to fly which costs ₹5,000 - ₹23,000 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) and arriving at Tirupati (TPTY). Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 45 min.

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The distance between Kochi and Tirupati is 536 km. The road distance is 646.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Tirupati without a car is to train which takes 11 h 45 min and costs ₹850 - ₹1,500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Kochi to Tirupati, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kochi to Tirupati is to fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs ₹5,000 - ₹23,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹850 - ₹1,500 and takes 11 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs ₹850 - ₹1,600 and takes 15 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kochi Airport to Tirupati Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Kochi to Tirupati train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Tirupati (TPTY) station.

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  • Distance: 334.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

IndiGo Airlines, AirAsia India and two other airlines fly from Kochi to Tirupati every 3 hours. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Tirupati 3 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 11 h 45 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Tirupati via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Kochi to Tirupati via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Kochi to Tirupati via Pune, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Kochi to Tirupati via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Kochi to Tirupati via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Train operators
Bus operators
KSRTC
Website
ksrtc.in
Bus from Bengaluru Kempegowda to Tirupathi
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
ksrtc.in
Standard
$4 - $8
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Tirupati
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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