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

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Bus  •  9h

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

$5 - $12

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Train  •  9h 32m

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

$15 - $27

Taxi  •  4h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Thoothukudi to Kochi 201.5 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  4h 47m

  1. Drive from Thoothukudi to Kochi 201.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5h 5m

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

$53 - $221

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

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

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

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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 9h and costs ₹430 - ₹850.

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The bus from Tuticorin to Ernakulam takes 9h including transfers and departs twice 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 9h and costs ₹430 - ₹850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,000 - ₹2,000 and takes 9h 32m, you could also fly, which costs ₹3,900 - ₹17,000 and takes 5h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Tuticorin Airport to Kochi Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m 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: 9h

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

SETC operates a bus from Thoothukudi to Kochi twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $12 and the journey takes 9h. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Thoothukudi to Kochi once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $17 and the journey takes 8h 50m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Tuticorin to Kochi via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tuticorin to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Thoothukudi to Kochi
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Thoothukudi to Kochi is 322 km. It takes approximately 4h 47m 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 832+ hotels available in Kochi. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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

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