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There are 6 ways to get from Kottayam to Palani by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus Kerala State Road Transport Corporation  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kottayam to Palakkad
  2. Take the bus from Palakkad to Palani 734E

$6 - $13

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Train via Palakkad (PGT)  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Palakkad (PGT) Kcvl-Ypr Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Palakkad (PGT) to Palani (PLNI) Tvc-Mdu Amritha Exp / ...

$6 - $28

4 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Palani (PLNI) Tvc-Mdu Amritha Exp

$5 - $16

Bus RedBus  •  11 h

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

$14 - $21

Taxi  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kottayam to Palani 180.4 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kottayam to Palani 180.4 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Kottayam to Palani is to bus which costs ₹460 - ₹950 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kottayam to Palani is to taxi which costs ₹4,100 - ₹5,000 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kottayam to Palani. However, there are services departing from Kottayam and arriving at Palani via Palakkad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kottayam (KTYM) and arriving at Palani (PLNI). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 33 min.

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The distance between Kottayam and Palani is 146 km. The road distance is 288.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kottayam to Palani without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 10 min and costs ₹460 - ₹950.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Kottayam to Palani, including transfers.

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Kottayam to Palani bus services, operated by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, depart from Kottayam station.

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Kottayam to Palani train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Kottayam (KTYM) station.

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The best way to get from Kottayam to Palani is to bus which takes 8 h 10 min and costs ₹460 - ₹950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹410 - ₹2,100 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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  • Distance: 91 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Kottayam to Palani via Palakkad in around 8 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kottayam to Palani via Palakkad (PGT) in around 8 h 20 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Palakkad (PGT)
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $15
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irctc.co.in
Train from Palakkad (PGT) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Kottayam to Palakkad
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
keralartc.com
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Palakkad to Palani
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
scribd.com
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kottayam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Kottayam to Palani
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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Kottayam to Palani bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Palani station.

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Kottayam to Palani train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Palani (PLNI) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kottayam to Palani is 289 km. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Kottayam to Palani.

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There are 277+ hotels available in Palani. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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