How To Reach Kanyakumari
By Air: ‘Trivandrum International Airport’ is the nearest major airport from Kanyakumari. Situated about 87 km away, this airbase is positioned at Shanghumughom of Vallakkadavu. Shanghumughom is about 6 kilometers from the Thiruvananthapuram railway station. Direct flights from Trivandrum International Airport provide a good connectivity to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Singapore and Middle East. Domestic flights from this airport channel it to all the major cities of the country like, Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Madras, Chennai etc. To reach Kanyakumari from Trivandrum one can hire a taxi which will cost about 1000 to 1500. The journey between Trivandrum and Kanyakumari takes approximately 2 hours.
By Rail: Even though the nighest capital railway station from Kanyakumari is ‘Thiruvananthapuram Central’, a smaller railway base is set up at Kanyakumari. Known as ‘The Kanyakumari Junction’, this train station is situated quite close to the Kanyakumari central bus stop. Direct trains from here link Kanyakumari to leading Indian cities like Jammu, Howrah, H Nizamuddin, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Kochi, Rameswaram, Trivandrum, Coimbatore, etc. The longest trains rout of India Rail – ‘Kanyakumari to Jammu’ starts from here.
By Road: Tamil Nadu and Kerala state transport buses connect Kanyakumari to manifold towns and cities of both these states. Direct deluxe and super deluxe buses are available for Kanyakumari from Trivandrum, Coimbatore, Madurai, Bangalore and Chennai. Distances from Kanyakumari to different major cities are listed below. Nagarkoil (19 km), Trivandrum (86 km), Tiruchendur (89 km), Tirunelvelli (91 km), Tuticorin (129 km), Courtallam (130 km), Madurai (242 km), Rameshwaram (300 km), Cochin (309 km), Thekkady (358 km), Kodaikanal (362 km), Palani (370 km), Coimbatore (478 km) and Ooty(576 km). The National Highway No. 47 that passes through Trivandrum ends at Kanyakumari.