There are 7 ways to get from Thoothukudi to Kochi by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Tuticorin to Ernakulam 736Ud / ...

$5 - $12

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Train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ) to Ernakulam Junction (ERS) Ms Guruvayur Exp

$15 - $27

Taxi  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Thoothukudi to Kochi 201.5 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Thoothukudi to Kochi 201.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Tuticorin  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Tuticorin (TCR) to Kochi (COK) TCR - COK

$58 - $241

Train to Trivandrum, fly  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Kochi (COK) TRV - COK

$39 - $153

Train to Madurai, fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Tuti Melur (TME) to Tiruparankndrm (TDN)
  2. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Kochi (COK) IXM - COK

$32 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thoothukudi to Kochi is to bus which costs ₹430 - ₹850 and takes 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Thoothukudi to Kochi is to taxi which costs ₹4,600 - ₹5,500 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tuticorin and arriving at Ernakulam. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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The distance between Thoothukudi and Kochi is 243 km. The road distance is 322.3 km.

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The best way to get from Thoothukudi to Kochi without a car is to bus which takes 9 h and costs ₹430 - ₹850.

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The bus from Tuticorin to Ernakulam takes 9 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Thoothukudi to Kochi bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Tuticorin station.

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The best way to get from Thoothukudi to Kochi is to bus which takes 9 h and costs ₹430 - ₹850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹2,000 and takes 9 h 37 min, you could also fly, which costs ₹4,200 - ₹18,000 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tuticorin Airport to Kochi Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Thoothukudi to Kochi bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Ernakulam station.

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Map of how to get from Thoothukudi to Kochi.
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  • Distance: 152.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h

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

SETC operates a bus from Thoothukudi to Kochi once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $12 and the journey takes 9 h. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Thoothukudi to Kochi once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $17 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras, Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Flights from Madurai to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ) to Ernakulam Junction (ERS)
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tuti Melur (TME) to Tiruparankndrm (TDN)
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tuticorin to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Thoothukudi to Kochi
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80

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Yes, the driving distance between Thoothukudi to Kochi is 322 km. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from Thoothukudi to Kochi.

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Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Tuticorin Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 785+ hotels available in Kochi. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thoothukudi to Tuticorin Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs ₹250 - ₹300.

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