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

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Train  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Palani (PLNI) Tvc-Mdu Amritha Exp

$16 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus  •  14 h 3 min

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

$30 - $40

Taxi  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Kodaikānāl 204.3 miles

$60 - $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

$85 - $201

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl is to train which costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,100 and takes 13 h 41 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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It takes approximately 13 h 41 min to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.

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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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  • Distance: 117.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 41 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Varkala to Kodaikānāl once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $18 and the journey takes 11 h 23 min. Alternatively, 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
$8 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Palani
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Varkala to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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