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Recommended option

Taxi, train  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Pdy Cape Exp

$36 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus, night train  •  26 h 58 min

  1. Rmm Cape Exp

$14 - $29

8 alternative options

Bus via Salem  •  14 h 30 min

$16 - $23

Bus SETC  •  24 h 28 min

$15 - $21

Taxi  •  6 h 34 min

  1. 280.3 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. 280.3 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Tiruchirapalli, fly to Trivandrum, train  •  13 h 39 min

  1. TRZ - TRV

$72 - $253

Bus to Pondicherry, fly to Trivandrum, train  •  11 h 30 min

  1. PNY - TRV

$62 - $243

Train to Madras, fly to Trivandrum, train  •  12 h 55 min

  1. MAA - TRV

$49 - $202

Train to Madras, fly to Tuticorin, taxi  •  11 h 17 min

  1. MAA - TCR

$59 - $273

What companies run services between Velankanni, India and Kanyakumari, India?

You can take a bus from Velankanni to Kanyakumari via Salem in around 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Trivandrum via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Trivandrum via Colombo, Madras
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $3,200
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Madras to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $440
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Trivandrum via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Trivandrum via Colombo, Kochi
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Pondicherry to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Trivandrum via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kumbakonam (KMU) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Ramanathapuram (RMD) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Nagappattinam (NGT) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Trivandrum Cntl (TVC) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Nagappattinam (NGT) to Tambaram (TBM)
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Velankanni to Salem
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Salem to Kanyakumari
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Velankanni to Ramanathapuram
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Ramanathapuram to Kanyakumari
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Karikal to Puducherry
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Velankanni to Kumbakonam (KMU)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Velankanni and Kanyakumari is 384 km. The road distance is 449 km.

The cheapest way to get from Velankanni to Kanyakumari is to bus which costs ₹1,000 - ₹1,500 and takes 24 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Velankanni to Kanyakumari is to taxi which takes 6 h 34 min and costs ₹10,000 - ₹12,000.

No, there is no direct bus from Velankanni to Kanyakumari. However, there are services departing from Velankanni and arriving at Kanyakumari via Salem. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 12 h 45 min to get from Velankanni to Kanyakumari, including transfers.