There are 6 ways to get from Varkala to Palani by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Thrisur (TCR) Jan Shatabdi / ...
  2. Take the train from Thrisur (TCR) to Palani (PLNI) Ers Rmm Exp

$8 - $33

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 46 min

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

$22 - $31

Train, bus  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Virudunagar Junction (VPT) Guv Chennai Exp
  2. Take the bus from Madurai to Palani

$10 - $23

Taxi  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Palani 230.7 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Varkala to Palani 230.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Kochi (COK) TRV - COK
  2. Take the train from Aluva (AWY) to Palani (PLNI)

$40 - $155

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

You can take a train from Varkala to Palani via Thrisur (TCR) and Palani (PLNI) in around 9 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Varkala to Palani via Kollam and Ernakulam in around 11 h 46 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
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Varkala (VAK) to Thrisur (TCR)
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Thrisur (TCR) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varkala (VAK) to Virudunagar Junction (VPT)
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Aluva (AWY) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
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
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Madurai to Palani
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
keralartc.com
Other operators
Taxi from Varkala to Palani
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Varkala and Palani is 210 km. The road distance is 369 km.

The cheapest way to get from Varkala to Palani is to train and bus which costs ₹650 - ₹1,600 and takes 13 h 6 min.

The quickest way to get from Varkala to Palani is to taxi which takes 5 h 24 min and costs ₹4,900 - ₹6,000.

It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Varkala to Palani, including transfers.