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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Thrisur (TCR) Jan Shatabdi / ...
  2. Take the train from Thrisur (TCR) to Palani (PLNI) Ers Rmm Exp

$8 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 15 min

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

$16 - $23

Taxi  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kollam to Palani 215.4 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Palani 215.4 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Kollam to Palani via Thrisur (TCR) and Palani (PLNI) in around 8 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kollam to Palani via Ernakulam in around 11 h 15 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Thrisur (TCR)
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Thrisur (TCR) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
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
$8 - $12
Book at
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 Palani
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kollam and Palani is 202 km. The road distance is 345 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Palani is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,600 and takes 11 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Kollam to Palani is to taxi which takes 5 h 10 min and costs ₹4,600 - ₹5,500.

No, there is no direct bus from Kollam to Palani. However, there are services departing from Kollam and arriving at Palani via Ernakulam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to get from Kollam to Palani, including transfers.