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

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Train, taxi  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Kodaikanal Road (KQN) Qln-Ms Ananthapuri Exp
  2. Take a taxi from Kodaikanal Road (KQN) to Kodaikānāl

$18 - $30

4 alternative options

Bus  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the bus from Ernakulam to Palani

$28 - $39

Taxi  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Kodaikānāl 204.3 miles

$55 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Varkala to Kodaikānāl 204.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, taxi  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Kochi (COK) TRV - COK
  2. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl

$80 - $195

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl is to train and taxi which costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,300 and takes 10 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl is to taxi which costs ₹4,300 - ₹5,500 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The distance between Varkala and Kodaikānāl is 188 km. The road distance is 326.9 km.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl without a car is to train and taxi which takes 10 h 31 min and costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,300.

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It takes approximately 10 h 31 min to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl, 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 Kodaikānāl is 327 km. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to drive from Varkala to Kodaikānāl.

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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 287+ hotels available in Kodaikānāl. Prices start at $19 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 Kodaikānāl.
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  • Distance: 117.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 31 min

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

You can take a bus from Varkala to Kodaikānāl via Kollam, Ernakulam, and Palani in around 14 h 3 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
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Palani
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Kodaikanal Road (KQN) to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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