There are 8 ways to get from Kollam to Virudhachalam by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) Guv Chennai Exp

$14 - $24

7 alternative options

Bus  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the bus from Cochin to Coimbatore
  3. Take the bus from Coimbatore to Virudhachalam

$24 - $35

Taxi  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kollam to Virudhachalam 326.6 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Kollam to Virudhachalam 326.6 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  9 h 42 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 Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)

$77 - $366

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Madras, train  •  7 h 38 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 Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)

$41 - $193

Train to Kochi, fly to Madras, train  •  9 h 9 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 Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)

$34 - $171

Train to Tuticorin, fly to Madras, train  •  13 h

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ)
  2. Fly from Tuticorin (TCR) to Madras (MAA) TCR - MAA
  3. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)

$41 - $264

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kollam to Virudhachalam once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 13 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kollam to Virudhachalam via Ernakulam, Cochin, and Coimbatore in around 17 h 11 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Tuticorin to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
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 Mumbai, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
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 Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
13 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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 Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tambaram (TBM) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Aluva (AWY)
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
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 Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Coimbatore to Virudhachalam
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kollam to Virudhachalam
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kollam to Virudhachalam?

The distance between Kollam and Virudhachalam is 419 km. The road distance is 523 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kollam to Virudhachalam?

The cheapest way to get from Kollam to Virudhachalam is to train which costs ₹900 - ₹1,600 and takes 13 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kollam to Virudhachalam?

The quickest way to get from Kollam to Virudhachalam is to train and fly which takes 7 h 38 min and costs ₹2,700 - ₹13,000.

Is there a direct bus between Kollam and Virudhachalam?

No, there is no direct bus from Kollam to Virudhachalam. However, there are services departing from Kollam and arriving at Virudhachalam via Cochin and Coimbatore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 11 min.

How long does it take to get from Kollam to Virudhachalam?

It takes approximately 13 h 50 min to get from Kollam to Virudhachalam, including transfers.