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

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Train  •  14 h 17 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 - $32

6 alternative options

Bus RedBus  •  15 h 30 min

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

$16 - $22

Bus SETC  •  21 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Velankanni to Tuticorin 527V
  2. Take the bus from Tuticorin to Kottayam 739Ud

$15 - $21

Taxi  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Velankanni to Kottayam 305.6 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Velankanni to Kottayam 305.6 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Tiruchirapalli, fly, train  •  8 h 36 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)

$44 - $236

Bus to Madurai, fly, train  •  9 h 22 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)

$37 - $84

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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 17 min.

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

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The best way to get from Velankanni to Kottayam without a car is to train which takes 14 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 17 min to get from Velankanni to Kottayam, including transfers.

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Velankanni to Kottayam bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Velankanni station.

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Velankanni to Kottayam train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Vellankanni (VLNK) station.

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The best way to get from Velankanni to Kottayam is to train which takes 14 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Tiruchirapalli Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Velankanni to Kottayam bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Kottayam station.

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Map of how to get from Velankanni to Kottayam.
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  • Distance: 240 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 17 min

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 17 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
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Madurai to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $50
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
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Erode Junction (ED) to Kottayam (KTYM)
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
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 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Aluva (AWY) to Kottayam (KTYM)
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $13
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
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Salem to Kottayam
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Velankanni to Madurai
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Velankanni to Tuticorin
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
scribd.com
Bus from Tuticorin to Kottayam
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Velankanni to Kottayam
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in

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Velankanni to Kottayam train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Kottayam (KTYM) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Velankanni to Kottayam is 489 km. It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to drive from Velankanni to Kottayam.

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IndiGo Airlines offers flights from Tiruchirapalli Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 757+ hotels available in Kottayam. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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