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There are 5 ways to get from Kottayam to Velankanni by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Erode Junction (ED) Kcvl-Ypr Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Erode Junction (ED) to Vellankanni (VLNK) Vsg-Vlnk Exp

$10 - $31

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Bus  •  21 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Kottayam to Tuticorin 739Ud
  2. Take the bus from Tuticorin to Velankanni 527V

$14 - $21

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Kottayam to Velankanni 310.1 miles

$50 - $75

Train, fly to Tiruchirapalli  •  9 h 47 min

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

$60 - $317

Train, fly to Madras  •  12 h 9 min

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

$37 - $173

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kottayam to Velankanni is to bus which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,600 and takes 21 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kottayam to Velankanni is to drive which costs ₹3,700 - ₹5,500 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kottayam to Velankanni. However, there are services departing from Kottayam and arriving at Velankanni via Tuticorin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kottayam to Velankanni. However, there are services departing from Kottayam (KTYM) and arriving at Vellankanni (VLNK) via Erode Junction (ED). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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The distance between Kottayam and Velankanni is 384 km. The road distance is 496.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kottayam to Velankanni without a car is to train which takes 15 h 35 min and costs ₹750 - ₹2,300.

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It takes approximately 15 h 35 min to get from Kottayam to Velankanni, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kottayam to Velankanni is to train which takes 15 h 35 min and costs ₹750 - ₹2,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,600 and takes 21 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Kottayam to Velankanni.
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  • Distance: 240 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Kottayam to Velankanni via Erode Junction (ED) in around 15 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kottayam to Velankanni via Tuticorin in around 21 h 44 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
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 Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
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 Kochi to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
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 Kottayam (KTYM) to Erode Junction (ED)
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Erode Junction (ED) to Vellankanni (VLNK)
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kottayam (KTYM) to Aluva (AWY)
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $13
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 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 Kottayam to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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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The quickest flight from Kochi Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kottayam to Velankanni is 496 km. It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to drive from Kottayam to Velankanni.

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IndiGo Airlines offers flights from Kochi Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Velankanni. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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