There are 7 ways to get from Varkala to Fort Kochi by train, car ferry, 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.

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Train, car ferry  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Ernakulam Junction (ERS) Tvc - Clt Jan Shatabdi / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Vypin Jetty to Fort Kochi Junkar Jetty

$6 - $18

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Train, car ferry via Ernakulam Town (ERN)  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Ernakulam Town (ERN) Ms Guruvayur Exp / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Vypin Jetty to Fort Kochi Junkar Jetty

$6 - $18

Bus RedBus, car ferry  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the car ferry from Vypin Jetty to Fort Kochi Junkar Jetty

$16 - $22

Bus Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, car ferry  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Varkala to Kochi
  2. Take the car ferry from Vypin Jetty to Fort Kochi Junkar Jetty

$7 - $12

Taxi  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Fort Kochi 102.3 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Varkala to Fort Kochi 102.3 miles

$16 - $25

Fly  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Kochi (COK) TRV - COK

$40 - $144

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varkala to Fort Kochi is to bus and car ferry which costs ₹500 - ₹900 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varkala to Fort Kochi is to fly which costs ₹2,800 - ₹11,000 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Varkala and Fort Kochi is 147 km. The road distance is 163.7 km.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Fort Kochi without a car is to taxi which takes 2 h 36 min and costs ₹2,300 - ₹2,900.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Varkala to Fort Kochi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Trivandrum Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varkala to Fort Kochi is 164 km. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Varkala to Fort Kochi.

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Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and Air India Express offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 816+ hotels available in Fort Kochi. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Trivandrum Airport is to taxi which takes 44 min and costs ₹600 - ₹800.

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Map of how to get from Varkala to Fort Kochi.
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  • Distance: 91.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between Varkala, India and Fort Kochi, India?

IndiGo Airlines, Air India Limited and Air India Express fly from Varkala to Fort Kochi 3 times a day.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
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
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 Varkala (VAK) to Ernakulam Junction (ERS)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varkala (VAK) to Ernakulam Town (ERN)
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Varkala to Kochi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Ferry operators
car ferry
Car ferry from Vypin Jetty to Fort Kochi Junkar Jetty
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Varkala to Fort Kochi
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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