There are 4 ways to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Palani (PLNI) Tvc-Mdu Amritha Exp

$17 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Palani

$24 - $34

Taxi  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kollam to Kodaikānāl 196 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Kodaikānāl 196 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl is to train which costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,000 and takes 13 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl is to taxi which costs ₹4,100 - ₹5,000 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Kollam and Kodaikānāl is 181 km. The road distance is 313.5 km.

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It takes approximately 13 h 11 min to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Kollam, India and Kodaikānāl, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Kollam to Kodaikānāl once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $19 and the journey takes 10 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kollam to Kodaikānāl via Ernakulam and Palani in around 13 h 32 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Palani
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kollam to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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