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

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Train  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Varkala (VAK) Clt - T Vc Jan Shatabdi / ...

$2 - $14

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Bus  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Kollam

$14 - $22

Taxi  •  2h 34m

  1. Take a taxi from Kochi to Varkala 100.8 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2h 34m

  1. Drive from Kochi to Varkala 100.8 miles

$16 - $24

Subway, fly  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Trivandrum (TRV) COK - TRV

$34 - $138

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The cheapest way to get from Kochi to Varkala is to train which costs ₹210 - ₹1,000 and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Kochi to Varkala is to taxi which costs ₹2,300 - ₹2,800 and takes 2h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) and arriving at Varkala (VAK). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 49m.

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The distance between Kochi and Varkala is 143 km. The road distance is 161.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kochi to Varkala without a car is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs ₹210 - ₹1,000.

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The train from Ernakulam Junction (ERS) to Varkala (VAK) takes 2h 49m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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The best way to get from Kochi to Varkala is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs ₹210 - ₹1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,700 and takes 4h 49m.

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

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Kochi to Varkala train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Varkala (VAK) station.

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  • Distance: 89.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Kochi, India and south cliff, janardhanapuram, Varkala, Kerala 695141, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Kochi to Varkala every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $14 and the journey takes 2h 49m. Alternatively, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates a bus from Kochi to Varkala every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 3h 44m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kochi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
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
Kochi Metro
Phone
13004250355
Email
contact@kmrl.co.in
Website
kochimetro.org
Subway from Maharaja College to Aluva
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kochimetro.org
R1
$1
Bus operators
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Ernakulam to Kollam
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kochi to Varkala
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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 Varkala is 161 km. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Kochi to Varkala.

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

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There are 234+ hotels available in Varkala. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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