There are 5 ways to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl by train, taxi, bus, 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, taxi  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Sholavandan (SDN) Guv Chennai Exp
  2. Take a taxi from Sholavandan (SDN) to Kodaikānāl

$33 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 3 min

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

$31 - $42

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Kodaikānāl 204.3 miles

$65 - $80

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

$91 - $206

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
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Palani
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Sholavandan (SDN) to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Friends Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 452 266 77 77
Website
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 452 288 8999
Website
madurai.fasttrackcalltaxi.in

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Varkala to Kodaikānāl?

The distance between Varkala and Kodaikānāl is 188 km. The road distance is 327 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl?

The cheapest way to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl is to bus which costs ₹2,000 - ₹2,800 and takes 14 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl?

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

How long does it take to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl?

It takes approximately 11 h 20 min to get from Varkala to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.