There are 7 ways to get from Velankanni to Kottayam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Vellankanni (VLNK) to Erode Junction (ED) Vlnk-Vsg Exp
  2. Take the train from Erode Junction (ED) to Kottayam (KTYM) Ypr-Kcvl Exp / ...

$11 - $34

6 alternative options

Bus  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Velankanni to Salem
  2. Take the bus from Salem to Kottayam

$16 - $23

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Velankanni to Kottayam 305.6 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Tiruchirapalli, fly to Kochi, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Vellankanni (VLNK) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
  2. Fly from Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) to Kochi (COK) TRZ - COK
  3. Take the train from Aluva (AWY) to Kottayam (KTYM)

$46 - $238

Train to Madras, fly to Kochi, train  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Nagappattinam (NGT) to Tambaram (TBM)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Kochi (COK) MAA - COK
  3. Take the train from Aluva (AWY) to Kottayam (KTYM)

$40 - $175

Bus to Madurai, fly to Kochi, train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Velankanni to Madurai
  2. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Kochi (COK) IXM - COK
  3. Take the train from Aluva (AWY) to Kottayam (KTYM)

$38 - $86

Train to Madras, fly to Trivandrum, bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Nagappattinam (NGT) to Tambaram (TBM)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Trivandrum (TRV) MAA - TRV
  3. Take the bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Kottayam

$53 - $193

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Velankanni to Kottayam is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,600 and takes 15 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Velankanni to Kottayam is to drive which costs ₹3,400 - ₹5,000 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The distance between Velankanni and Kottayam is 384 km. The road distance is 489 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h 20 min to get from Velankanni to Kottayam, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Velankanni to Kottayam. However, there are services departing from Velankanni and arriving at Kottayam via Salem. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Velankanni to Kottayam. However, there are services departing from Vellankanni (VLNK) and arriving at Kottayam (KTYM) via Erode Junction (ED). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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

You can take a train from Velankanni to Kottayam via Erode Junction (ED) in around 14 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Velankanni to Kottayam via Salem in around 15 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Kochi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Kochi via Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Madurai to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Flights from Madras to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Vellankanni (VLNK) to Erode Junction (ED)
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Erode Junction (ED) to Kottayam (KTYM)
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Vellankanni (VLNK) to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ)
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Aluva (AWY) to Kottayam (KTYM)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
$6 - $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 Kottayam
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Velankanni to Madurai
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
Website
ksrtconline.com
Bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Kottayam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
keralartc.com

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