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

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Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Trivandrum to Velankanni

$8 - $12

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Train  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) Tvc-Tpj Intercity Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Vellankanni (VLNK) Vsg-Vlnk Exp

$10 - $32

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni 319.4 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) TRV - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Vellankanni (VLNK)

$62 - $310

Fly to Madras, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Madras (MAA) TRV - MAA
  2. Take the train from Tambaram (TBM) to Nagappattinam (NGT)

$48 - $187

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹850 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni is to drive which costs ₹3,600 - ₹5,500 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Velankanni is 401 km. The road distance is 511.1 km.

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The bus from Trivandrum to Velankanni takes 10 h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trivandrum and arriving at Velankanni. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni. However, there are services departing from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) and arriving at Vellankanni (VLNK) via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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The best way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni is to bus which takes 10 h and costs ₹550 - ₹850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹700 - ₹2,300 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) station.

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Map of how to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni.
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  • Distance: 250.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h

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

RedBus operates a bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 10 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram to Velankanni via Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) in around 13 h 25 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Kochi
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Trivandrum to Tiruchirapalli via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
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
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
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Madras
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $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
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
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $19
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 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators

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