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How To Reach Kochin

By Air: Nedumbassery International Airport, owned by CIAL (Kochin International Airport Limited) is the nearest airbase from Kochin. Located about 20 kilometers from the heart of Kochi, this is the largest airport of Kerala and seventh busiest airport in India. Reckoned for its hospitality and extremely good service, this airport is regarded as one of the best airports in India. This air terminus of Kochi is very well connected with all the important cities of India and many countries of Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA.
Regular flights from Kochin 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 Kochin City, one can rent a cab or board a bus from the airport.
Kochin International Airport is the pioneer airport that has been developed under a PPP model. PPP means Public Private Partnership. This airport, incorporated as Public Limited Co. is the precursor of the concept of private investment in the airport sector. It has made a noteworthy record of receiving investments from about 10,000 NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) from 30 different countries.
By Rail: Kochin has three major railway stations: Willingdon Island or Harbour Terminus, Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam town. These three train heads are inter connected, as well as provide good connectivity to major Indian cities. Ernakulam Sf Exp, Rajdhani Exp, Kochuveli Exp, Duronto Exp, Madras Mail , Dhanbad Exp , Shalimar Exp, Alleppey Exp, Bangalore Sf Exp, Kerala Exp, Madgoan Ers Exp, Trivandram Exp, Eranakulam Exp, Kerala Samparkranti Exp, Kanyakumari Exp, etc. are some of the trains that run from here.
Most of the long distance trains pass through Ernakulam Junction. The trains that ply from these stations connect Kochi with chief cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Goa, Bhopal, Chennai, Erode, Salem, Coimbatore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, Kanpur, Nagpur, Mangalore, Palakkad, Guwahati, etc. Traveling via train through verdant green landscapes of Kerala profuse with scenic natural beauty is one of the best and most memorable experiences of ones life.
By Road: Being a chief commercial hub and a premium touristsí destination of Kerala, Kochi is very well connected by the road network of national and state highways. NH 49 (Madurai), NH 47 (Kanyakumari, Salem) and NH 17 (Mumbai) pass from Kochi. KSRTC buses, regular, AC, deluxe and semi deluxe, link Kochi with all the major towns and cities of Kerala and other states. Plenty of Volvo buses regularly ply to Kochi from Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Trichy, Ooty, Madurai, Palani, Salem, Erode etc. Apart from the state transport buses, many private buses and private cabs also run from here that offer quite a luxurious journey. Kochin is 848 km from Goa, 694 km from Chennai, 565 km from Bangalore, 470 km from Mysore, 312 km form Ooty, 223 km from Coimbatore, 223 km from Trivandrum, 190 km from Periyar, 78 km from Kottayam and 64 km from Alappuzha.