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There are 7 ways to get from Kollam to Velankanni by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) Qln-Ms Ananthapuri Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Vellankanni (VLNK) Vsg-Vlnk Exp

$11 - $32

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Bus  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Tuticorin 736Ud / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tuticorin to Velankanni 527V

$13 - $20

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Velankanni 316.5 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) TRV - TRZ
  3. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Vellankanni (VLNK)

$61 - $320

Train to Kochi, fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Aluva (AWY)
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) COK - TRZ
  3. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Vellankanni (VLNK)

$62 - $318

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Madras, train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Madras (MAA) TRV - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Nagappattinam (NGT)

$47 - $196

Train to Kochi, fly to Madras, train  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Aluva (AWY)
  2. Fly from Kochi (COK) to Madras (MAA) COK - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Nagappattinam (NGT)

$39 - $174

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Velankanni is to bus which costs ₹950 - ₹1,500 and takes 18 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kollam to Velankanni is to drive which costs ₹3,700 - ₹5,500 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kollam to Velankanni. However, there are services departing from Kollam and arriving at Velankanni via Tuticorin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kollam to Velankanni. However, there are services departing from Kollam Junction (QLN) and arriving at Vellankanni (VLNK) via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 55 min.

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The distance between Kollam and Velankanni is 410 km. The road distance is 506.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kollam to Velankanni without a car is to train which takes 15 h 55 min and costs ₹800 - ₹2,400.

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It takes approximately 15 h 55 min to get from Kollam to Velankanni, including transfers.

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Kollam to Velankanni bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Kollam station.

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Kollam to Velankanni train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Kollam Junction (QLN) station.

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The best way to get from Kollam to Velankanni is to train which takes 15 h 55 min and costs ₹800 - ₹2,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹950 - ₹1,500 and takes 18 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Kollam to Velankanni.
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  • Distance: 256.2 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Kollam to Velankanni via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) in around 15 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kollam to Velankanni via Tuticorin in around 18 h 18 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Kochi
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Mumbai, Madras
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Kochi to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,300
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Vellankanni (VLNK)
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Aluva (AWY)
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Nagappattinam (NGT)
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Kollam to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tuticorin to Velankanni
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
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There is no direct flight from Trivandrum Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Kollam to Velankanni bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Velankanni station.

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Kollam to Velankanni train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Vellankanni (VLNK) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kollam to Velankanni is 506 km. It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to drive from Kollam to Velankanni.

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SriLankan Airlines and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Velankanni. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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