How To Reach Alleppey
By Air: Nedumbassery International Airport, also known as the Cochin International Airport located approximately 85 kilometers to the north of Alleppey is the closest air base that can be availed to access Alleppey via air. Cochin International Airport, the largest airport of Kerala and the seventh busiest airport of the country is very well connected with all the important cities of India and many countries of Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA. Regular flights from Cochin ply to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Chennai, Coimbatore, Thrivandrum, Calicut, Hydedabad, Agatti, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam, and many other cities. The domestic and international airlines that cater their services at the Nedumbassery International Airport include Air India, IndiGo, GoAir, JetLite, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, SpiceJet, Air Arabia, Air Asia, Saudi Arabian Airline, SriLankan Airlines, Etihad Airways and so on. To reach Alleppey from Cochin, tourists can either rent a cab that would charge around 9 Rs per kilometer or catch a train or state transport bus to Alleppey from here. After the Cochin Airport, Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the next closest airport from Alleppey that is located about 150 kilometers away from here.
By Rail: Alleppey Railway Station, located within the periphery of the city provides a very good connectivity with rest of the country via rail route. Direct trains from Alleppey link this ‘Venice of the East’ to several major destinations of the country including Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Amritsar, Dhanbad, Ernakulam, Kannur, Tatanagar etc. via train. Some of the chief trains that ply from Alleppey Railway Station include Alleppey Exp, Amritsar Exp, Chennai Exp, Ernakulam Exp, Guv Chennai Exp, Jan Shatabdi, Maveli Exp, Ms Guruvayur Ex, Netravathi Exp, Trivandrum Exp, Kochuveli Exp, Tatanagar Alleppey Exp. etc. Alleppey Railway Station is accessible via National Highway 66 and it is positioned about 18 kilometers away from the Pulincunnu Bus Station.
By Road: Alleppey is well linked with most of the destinations of Kerala and other neighboring states through an extensive road network that comprises of some of the major roads such as NH 47, NH 66 and SH 40. NH 47 is a part of the North-South East-West corridor which passes through Alappuzha, Ambalapuzha and Cherthala. Direct buses, both state transport (KSRTC) and private from Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Coimbatore and many other places ply to Alleppey daily. From these destinations even tourist taxis are available to reach Alleppey. The bus fair from Thiruvananthapuram costs about 100 INR and from Cochin they charge around 50 Rs. Private AC and Non AC, sitting and sleeper buses ply between Alleppey and Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai etc. They charge nearly 500 Rs per seat. Alleppey is located about 32 km from Kumarakom, 55 km from Cochin, 152 km from Thiruvananthapuram, 172 km from Munnar, 237 km from Kanyakumari, 239 km from Coimbatore, 254 km from Kozhikode, 280 km from Bangalore, 394 km from Mysore, 700 km from Chennai, 1382 km from Mumbai and 2669 km from New Delhi.