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

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Ernakulam Junction (ERS) Tvc - Clt Jan Shatabdi / ...

$2 - $14

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Bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam

$15 - $20

Taxi  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Kochi 100.9 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Varkala to Kochi 100.9 miles

$16 - $24

Fly, subway  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Kochi (COK) TRV - COK
  2. Take the subway from Aluva to Maharaja College

$35 - $137

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Varkala (VAK) and arriving at Ernakulam Junction (ERS). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Varkala and Kochi is 143 km. The road distance is 161.5 km.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Kochi without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs .

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The train from Varkala (VAK) to Ernakulam Junction (ERS) takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Varkala to Kochi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Varkala (VAK) station.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Kochi is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 59 min.

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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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Varkala to Kochi train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Ernakulam Junction (ERS) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varkala to Kochi is 161 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Varkala to 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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  • Distance: 89.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Varkala to Kochi every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Varkala to Kochi hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

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
Kochi Metro
Phone
13004250355
Email
contact@kmrl.co.in
Website
kochimetro.org
Subway from Aluva to Maharaja College
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kochimetro.org
R1
$1
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Varkala to Kochi
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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There are 770+ hotels available in Kochi. Prices start at $12 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 .

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