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There are 5 ways to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl by bus, train, taxi, 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.

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Bus  •  13 h 32 min

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

$23 - $31

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Train  •  13 h 46 min

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

$15 - $27

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kollam to Kodaikānāl 196 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Kodaikānāl 196 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly, taxi  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Kochi (COK) TRV - COK
  3. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl

$72 - $197

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl is to train which costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,000 and takes 13 h 46 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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The best way to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 32 min and costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,300.

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It takes approximately 13 h 32 min to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl is to bus which takes 13 h 32 min and costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,000 and takes 13 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Trivandrum Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kollam to Kodaikānāl is 314 km. It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to drive from Kollam to Kodaikānāl.

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

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There are 318+ hotels available in Kodaikānāl. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kollam to Kodaikānāl.
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  • Distance: 112.9 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 32 min

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

You can take a bus from Kollam to Kodaikānāl via Ernakulam and Palani in around 13 h 32 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Kollam to Kodaikānāl once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 11 h 28 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Palani
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kollam to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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