There are 3 ways to get from Manipal to Kerala by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Manipal to Thiruvananthapuram

₹600 - ₹1,300

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Train  •  15h 26m

  1. Take the train from Udupi to Thiruvananthapuram Central 12432 / ...

₹432 - ₹492

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Drive  •  10h 10m

  1. Drive from Manipal to Thiruvananthapuram 674.8 km

₹5,000 - ₹8,000

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The cheapest way to get from Manipal to Kerala is to train which costs ₹430 - ₹500 and takes 15h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Manipal to Kerala is to drive which costs ₹5,000 - ₹8,000 and takes 10h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manipal and arriving at Thiruvananthapuram. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 15m.

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The distance between Manipal and Kerala is 383 km. The road distance is 674.8 km.

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The best way to get from Manipal to Kerala without a car is to bus which takes 14h 15m and costs ₹600 - ₹1,300.

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The bus from Manipal to Thiruvananthapuram takes 14h 15m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Manipal to Kerala bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Manipal station.

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The best way to get from Manipal to Kerala is to bus which takes 14h 15m and costs ₹600 - ₹1,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹430 - ₹500 and takes 15h 26m.

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Manipal to Kerala bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Thiruvananthapuram station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manipal to Kerala is 675 km. It takes approximately 10h 10m to drive from Manipal to Kerala.

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Map of how to get from Manipal to Kerala.
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  • Distance: 382.7 km
  • Duration: 14h 15m

What companies run services between Manipal, India and Kerala, India?

RedBus operates a bus from Manipal to Thiruvananthapuram 4 times a day. Tickets cost ₹600 - ₹850 and the journey takes 14h 15m. Kallada Tours and Travels also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Udupi to Thiruvananthapuram Central twice daily. Tickets cost ₹320 - ₹360 and the journey takes 15h 23m.

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.

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Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Udupi to Thiruvananthapuram Central
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹320 - ₹360
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Manipal to Thiruvananthapuram
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₹600 - ₹850
Book at
Redbus
Kallada Tours and Travels
Website
kalladatravels.com
Bus from Manipal to Trivandrum Manorama Road Model School
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹1,250
Schedules at
kalladatravels.com

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