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Train  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Eranakulam Junction (ERS) Netravathi Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) to Nagappattinam (NGT) Ers Karaikalexp

$18 - $42

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  18 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the train from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) to Nagappattinam (NGT) Ers Karaikalexp

$25 - $41

Bus via Chennai  •  25 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the bus from Cochin to Chennai
  3. Take the bus from Chennai to Velankanni

$25 - $36

Bus  •  38 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the bus from Cochin to Madurai
  3. Take the bus from Madurai to Velankanni

$24 - $35

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Velankanni 316.5 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  9 h 43 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 Nagappattinam (NGT)

$81 - $369

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Madras, train  •  11 h 16 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 - $198

Train to Kochi, fly to Madras, train  •  12 h 47 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)

$40 - $176

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

You can take a train from Kollam to Velankanni via Eranakulam Junction (ERS) and Nagappattinam (NGT) in around 16 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kollam to Velankanni via Ernakulam, Cochin, and Chennai in around 25 h 12 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Madras
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
4 h 35 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 Eranakulam Junction (ERS)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Eranakulam Junction (ERS) to Nagappattinam (NGT)
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Trivandrum Pett (TVP)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Nagappattinam (NGT)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Nagappattinam (NGT)
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Aluva (AWY)
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Cochin to Chennai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Velankanni
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Madurai
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Madurai to Velankanni
Ave. Duration
24 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kollam and Velankanni is 410 km. The road distance is 506 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Velankanni is to bus which costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,400 and takes 38 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Kollam to Velankanni is to drive which takes 7 h 43 min and costs ₹3,400 - ₹5,500.

No, there is no direct bus from Kollam to Velankanni. However, there are services departing from Kollam and arriving at Velankanni via Cochin and Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 16 h 20 min to get from Kollam to Velankanni, including transfers.