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

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Train  •  11 h 23 min

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

$8 - $18

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Bus  •  11 h 46 min

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

$20 - $29

Taxi  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Palani 230.7 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Varkala to Palani 230.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  9 h 41 min

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

$38 - $152

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The cheapest way to get from Varkala to Palani is to train which costs ₹550 - ₹1,300 and takes 11 h 23 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Varkala (VAK) and arriving at Palani (PLNI). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 23 min.

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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 train which takes 11 h 23 min and costs ₹550 - ₹1,300.

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The train from Varkala (VAK) to Palani (PLNI) takes 11 h 23 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Varkala to Palani train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Varkala (VAK) station.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Palani is to train which takes 11 h 23 min and costs ₹550 - ₹1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,400 - ₹2,100 and takes 11 h 46 min.

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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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Varkala to Palani train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Palani (PLNI) station.

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  • Distance: 131.4 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 23 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Varkala to Palani once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $18 and the journey takes 11 h 23 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 Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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Train from Aluva (AWY) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
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irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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Bus from Ernakulam to Palani
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Varkala to Palani
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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

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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 315+ hotels available in Palani. Prices start at $18 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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