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There are 5 ways to get from Kozhikode to Kochi by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Kozhikkode to Shoranur Jn 12075 / ...
  2. Take the train from Thrisur to Ernakulam Jn 06345 / ...

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Bus  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Kozhikode to Thrissur
  2. Take the bus from Thrissur to Ernakulam Vythilla Hub

Taxi  •  2h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from Kozhikode to Kochi 183 km

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Kozhikode to Kochi 183 km

Train, fly  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Kozhikkode to Thalassery
  2. Fly from Kannur (CNN) to Kochi (COK) CNN - COK

Kozhikode to Kochi by train

The train journey time between Kozhikode and Kochi is around 5h 29m and covers a distance of around 195 km. This includes an average layover time of around 45 min. The fastest train normally takes 4h 25m. Operated by Indian Railways, the Kozhikode to Kochi train service departs from Kozhikkode and arrives in Ernakulam Jn. Typically 123 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 44m
Layover time:
45 min
Total time:
5h 29m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 25m
Train distance:
195 km
Trains per week:
123
Cheapest price:
₹303
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:10
Last train departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kozhikode to Kochi train schedules

Kozhikode → Kochi
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kochi is 1800118797.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kochi is recommended.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Kozhikode to Kochi is to bus which costs ₹750 - ₹1,000 and takes 4h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Kozhikode to Kochi is to taxi which costs ₹5,000 - ₹6,500 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kozhikode to Kochi. However, there are services departing from Kozhikkode and arriving at Ernakulam Jn via Shoranur Jn and Thrisur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 34m.

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The distance between Kozhikode and Kochi is 155 km. The road distance is 183 km.

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The best way to get from Kozhikode to Kochi without a car is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs ₹300 - ₹1,900.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from Kozhikode to Kochi, including transfers.

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Kozhikode to Kochi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Kozhikkode station.

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The best way to get from Kozhikode to Kochi is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs ₹300 - ₹1,900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹750 - ₹1,000 and takes 4h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Kannur Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Kozhikode to Kochi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Ernakulam Jn station.

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Map of how to get from Kozhikode to Kochi.
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  • Distance: 154.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 34m

What companies run services between Kozhikode, India and Kochi, India?

You can take a train from Kozhikode to Kochi via Shoranur Jn and Thrisur in around 3h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kozhikode to Kochi via Thrissur and Ernakulam Vythilla Hub in around 4h 54m.

Airlines
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Kannur to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹1,300 - ₹2,100
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kannur to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,100 - ₹5,500
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kozhikkode to Shoranur Jn
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₹110 - ₹700
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹110 - ₹150
Third AC (3A)
₹380 - ₹480
Second AC (2A)
₹500 - ₹700
Train from Thrisur to Ernakulam Jn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₹100 - ₹650
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹100 - ₹140
Third AC (3A)
₹370 - ₹470
Second AC (2A)
₹500 - ₹650
Train from Kozhikkode to Thalassery
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹100 - ₹650
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹100 - ₹140
Third AC (3A)
₹370 - ₹460
Second AC (2A)
₹500 - ₹650
Bus operators
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Phone
9447071021
Website
keralartc.com
Bus from Kozhikode to Thrissur
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₹270 - ₹370
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Bus from Thrissur to Ernakulam Vythilla Hub
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹110 - ₹160
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kozhikode to Kochi
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹6,500
Jaithram Cabs
Phone
+91 97 45 30 45 52
Website
jaithramcabs.in
Fastway Travels
Phone
+91 90 37 44 40 07
Website
fastwaytravels.com
Calicut Taxi
Phone
+91 99 47 05 69 47
Website
calicuttaxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kozhikode to Kochi is 183 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Kozhikode to Kochi.

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IndiGo Airlines and Air India Express offer flights from Kannur Airport to Kochi Airport.

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