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Vidhi Grover
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Published: Aug 08, 2018 | 71 Views

How to reach kerala

Kerala with its palm-bordered backwaters, energetic culture, alluring beaches, and archaic science of life Ayurveda is a fragment of state lodged between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats which tempts millions of visitors from across the globe each year.

Kerala can be reached comfortably by air, rail, and road.

  • By Air:

Coming to Kerala by air from around the world is convenient.

  • There are three international airports based in Kerala that links 'God's own Country' to big international cities.
  • Although Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is situated towards the south part of Kerala, Kochi International Airport is situated in the center part of Kerala.
  • Up towards North, Calicut International Airport is also linked to both India as well as international cities by way of air.


  • By Road:

Kerala is conveniently approachable via road from any side of the country via National Highways 17, 47 and 49.

The state of Kerala is directly linked by road with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and has a matrix linking its major cities by a number of state highways and other metallic roads.

  • By Rail:

Almost all of the places inside and outside of Kerala are linked by 200 Railway Stations.

One can reach Kerala from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and other big Indian cities by availing direct trains.

  • By Sea:

There are various ships sailing daily towards the Lakshadweep Islands from Kochi.

In the interior of the state, the backwaters of Kerala are not only a renowned way of transportation, but it draws tourists’ attention as well.

With its public ferry services, speed-boats, and houseboats, these domestic water navigation systems are the most popular travel product of Kerala today.


1. Delhi to Kerala

  • To Thiruvananthapuram:
  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 2,237 kilometer
  • There is a direct flight between New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Duration: 3h 25 m
  • It is the fastest way to reach Thiruvananthapuram from New Delhi.
  • Cost: INR 4,387 to INR 5,603
  • Name of the Airport: Trivandrum International Airport
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 3,149 kilometer
  • There is a direct connectivity by train from New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Duration: 42 h
  • You can take the Trivandrum Rajdhani from New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram.
  • It is the cheapest way to reach Thiruvananthapuram from New Delhi.
  • Name of the Railway Station: Trivandrum Railway Station
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 2,832 kilometer
  • There are no direct buses from New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram.
  • You can hire a taxi or self-drive but it will take you around 46 h that to without non-stop driving.
  • So it is not suggested as it will be very tiresome.


  • To Kochi:
  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 2,237 kilometer
  • There are several direct flights like IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, etc. from New Delhi to Kochi.
  • Duration: 3h 5m
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kochi from New Delhi.
  • Cost: INR 3,731 to INR 5,017
  • Prepaid taxis are also available at the airport.
  • Name of the Airport: Cochin International Airport
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 2,943 kilometer
  • The closest railway station from Kochi is in Ernakulam which is situated 5 kilometers from Kochi.
  • There is direct connectivity by trains from New Delhi to Ernakulam. From Ernakulam, you can take a taxi to Kochi.
  • Duration: 42 h
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 2,700 kilometer
  • Kochi has good road connectivity from New Delhi.
  • Excellent roads and amazing scenes make it an awe-inspiring road trip for travelers.
  • This journey would be very long and tiring. Thus, most tourists choose to travel to Kochi from Delhi either by air or by train.


2. Mumbai to Kerala

  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 1,251 kilometer
  • There is direct connectivity to Kerala from Mumbai by flight.
  • Duration: 2h
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kerala from Mumbai.
  • Cost: INR 5,339 to INR 6,080
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 1,745 kilometer
  • You can take Kerala S Kranti from Mumbai to Kerala.
  • Duration: 24h - 25h
  • It is the cheapest way to reach Kerala from Mumbai.
  • Cost: INR 600 to INR 1000
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 1,731 kilometer
  • There are no direct buses from Mumbai to Kerala.
  • Though, it is not a very popular choice as it takes nearly 24 hours to Kerala from Mumbai.
  • Even though the roads are well-maintained, still people do not prefer this option as it is very tiring.


3. Hyderabad to Kerala

  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 859 kilometer
  • Duration: 1h to 2h
  • There is direct connectivity by flights from Hyderabad to Kerala.
  • Cost: INR 5,740 to INR 7,646
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kerala from Hyderabad.
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 1,313 kilometer
  • There are direct trains between Kerala and Hyderabad.
  • Duration: 25h
  • It is best to take Sabari Express from Hyderabad to Kerala.
  • Cost: INR 500 to INR 1000
  • It is the cheapest way to travel to Kerala from Bangalore.
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 1,110 kilometer
  • Duration: 20h
  • This mode is not preferred by people as it is very tiring.


4. Bangalore to Kerala

  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 503 kilometer
  • There are various flights connecting Bangalore from Kerala.
  • Duration: 1h to 1h 20m
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kerala from Bangalore.
  • Cost: INR 3,165 to INR 5,200
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 793 kilometer
  • There are direct trains available plying between Bangalore and Kerala.
  • You can take Kanyakumari Express from Bangalore to Kerala.
  • Duration: 14h to 15h
  • Cost: INR 380 to INR 1000
  • It is the cheapest way to travel between Bangalore and Kerala.
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 689 kilometer
  • There are direct buses that connect Bangalore to Kerala.
  • You can take Kallada Travels G4 from Bangalore to Kerala.
  • Duration: 9h
  • Cost: INR 1200 to INR 1500
  • You can also hire a taxi or self-drive from Bangalore to Kerala.
  • However, the buses would be more economical than a car or taxi.


5. Chennai to Kerala

  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 546 kilometer
  • There is direct connectivity by flight between Chennai and Kerala.
  • Duration: 1h 10m to 1h 30m
  • Cost: INR 3,484 to INR 5,329
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kerala from Chennai.
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 678 kilometer
  • There are direct trains between Kerala and Chennai.
  • You can take Chennai Mail from Chennai to reach Kerala.
  • Duration: 11h to 12h
  • Cost: INR 350 to INR 1000
  • It is the cheapest way to travel to Kerala from Chennai.
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 669 kilometer
  • There are direct buses available between Kerala and Chennai.
  • Duration: 10h to 11h
  • Cost: INR 1000 to INR 2500


6. Kolkata to Kerala

  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 1900 kilometer
  • There are various flights available between Kolkata and Kerala.
  • Duration: 4h 25m to 5h 15m
  • Cost: INR 11,900 to INR 13,400
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kerala from Kolkata.
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 2,314 kilometer
  • It is a convenient and affordable option.
  • Usually, it is an overnight journey.
  • Duration: 38h to 39h
  • Cost: INR 850 to INR 3500
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 2302 kilometer
  • If you really want to go for a long road trip, then you can opt for this option.
  • The roads are well-maintained.
  • Duration: 37h to 39h


7. Pune to Kerala

  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 985 kilometer
  • Several airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet, etc. fly between Pune and Kerala.
  • Duration: 2h to 5h
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kerala from Pune.
  • Cost: INR 7740 to INR 11000
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 1667 kilometer
  • There are direct trains available between Pune and Kerala.
  • Duration: 24h to 25h
  • You can take Pune Super Express from Pune to reach Kerala.
  • Cost: INR 600 to INR 2000
  • It is the cheapest way to reach Kerala from Pune.
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 1388 kilometer
  • Duration: 23h to 24h
  • There are various routes connecting Pune and Kerala.
  • Also, there are no direct buses.
  • You can either take a taxi or self-drive.

8. Ahmedabad to Kerala

  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 1679 kilometer
  • Direct connectivity is available between Kerala and Ahmedabad.
  • Duration: 2h 30m to 5h 30m
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kerala from Ahmedabad.
  • Cost: INR 8003 to INR 10700
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 2256 kilometer
  • There are direct trains between Ahmedabad and Kerala.
  • Duration: 38h to 39h
  • You can take Kochuveli Express from Ahmedabad to Kerala.
  • Cost: INR 750 to INR 2500
  • It is the cheapest way to reach Kerala from Ahmedabad.
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 2240 kilometer
  • There are no direct buses available. However, if you chose to travel by bus it may take up to 40h to reach Kerala from Ahmedabad. So, it is not a preferred option.
  • You can hire a taxi or self-drive which may take around 28h to 30h to reach Kerala.


9. Lucknow to Kerala

  • By Air:
  • Aerial Distance: 2080 kilometer
  • There are various flights plying between Kerala and Lucknow.
  • Duration: 4h 35m to 7h 20m
  • It is the fastest way to reach Kerala from Lucknow.
  • Cost: INR 10900 to INR 13500
  • By Train:
  • Rail Distance: 2972 kilometer
  • There are direct trains available between Kerala and Lucknow.
  • Duration: 53h to 60h
  • Since it takes a lot of time, so this option is usually not preferred by people.
  • Although, it is the cheapest way to reach Kerala from Lucknow.
  • Cost: INR 900 to INR 3500
  • By Road:
  • Road Distance: 2621 kilometer
  • There are no direct buses available between Kerala and Lucknow.
  • Although by bus it will take you around 2 days to reach Kerala which will cost you INR 2500 to INR 3700.
  • If you choose to drive or hire a taxi, it will take you around 35h to 36h which may cost you anywhere between INR 17000 to INR 26000.
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