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There are 7 ways to get from Varkala to Palani by bus, train, 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.

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Bus  •  11h 46m

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

$20 - $29

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  12h 31m

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) Clt - T Vc Jan Shatabdi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trivandrum to Palani 783Ud

$2 - $25

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Train  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Palani (PLNI) Tvc-Mdu Amritha Exp

$13 - $24

Taxi  •  5h 24m

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Palani 230.7 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Varkala to Palani 230.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Kochi, train  •  9h 51m

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

$38 - $151

Fly to Calicut, bus  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Calicut (CCJ) TRV - CCJ
  2. Take the bus from Malapuram to Palani

$69 - $141

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The cheapest way to get from Varkala to Palani is to train and bus which costs ₹120 - ₹1,900 and takes 12h 31m.

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

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The distance between Varkala and Palani is 210 km. The road distance is 369.2 km.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Palani without a car is to bus which takes 11h 46m and costs ₹1,400 - ₹2,100.

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It takes approximately 11h 46m to get from Varkala to Palani, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Palani is to bus which takes 11h 46m and costs ₹1,400 - ₹2,100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹900 - ₹1,800 and takes 11h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Trivandrum Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varkala to Palani is 369 km. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from Varkala to Palani.

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Air India Limited and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 290+ hotels available in Palani. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Varkala to Palani.
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  • Distance: 131.4 miles
  • Duration: 11h 46m

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

You can take a bus from Varkala to Palani via Kollam and Ernakulam in around 11h 46m. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Varkala to Palani once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 11h 28m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Calicut
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kollam Junction (QLN) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
11h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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irctc.co.in
Train from Varkala (VAK) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Aluva (AWY) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ernakulam to Palani
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Trivandrum to Palani
Ave. Duration
10h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Malapuram to Palani
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Varkala to Palani
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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The best way to get from Varkala to Trivandrum Airport is to taxi which takes 44m and costs ₹600 - ₹800.

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