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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 7 min

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

$16 - $29

6 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Thoothukudi to Coimbatore
  2. Take the bus from Coimbatore to Ernakulam

$19 - $27

Taxi  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Thoothukudi to Kochi 201.5 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Thoothukudi to Kochi 201.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Tuticorin  •  6 h 57 min

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

$59 - $241

Train to Trivandrum, fly  •  8 h 1 min

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

$39 - $156

Train to Madurai, fly  •  5 h 28 min

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

$32 - $77

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Thoothukudi to Kochi once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $18 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thoothukudi to Kochi via Coimbatore and Ernakulam in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
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
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
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 Eranakulam Junction (ERS)
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Maniyachchi Junction (MEJ) to Trivandrum Cntl (TVC)
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
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 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Thoothukudi to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Coimbatore to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Thoothukudi to Kochi
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Thoothukudi and Kochi is 243 km. The road distance is 322 km.

The cheapest way to get from Thoothukudi to Kochi is to bus which costs ₹1,200 - ₹1,800 and takes 12 h 55 min.

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

It takes approximately 9 h 7 min to get from Thoothukudi to Kochi, including transfers.