Kochi is located at a distance of 547 km from Bangalore. Formerly known as Cochin, it is well connected to Bangalore by road, railways and airways. However, it is only 517 km, a journey of about 9 hours 40 minutes on the NH 209 and Salem and Kanyakumari Highway. However, the best way to reach Kochi is by car, a journey of about 8 hours 49 minutes. T5he places covered during the journey are Bangalore-39 km -> Hosur-52 km->Kathujuganapalli-48 km->Dharmapuri->Salem-59 km->Bhavani-61 km->Avanashi-54 km->Thirumalayampalayam-32 km->Palakkad-64 km->Marathakkara-76 km->Kochi. There are several petrol pumps of Shell, Indian Oil and HP and various eating joints en route.
Transport options from Bangalore to Kochi (Cochin)
Bangalore to Kochi (Cochin) By Car: Take a car or hire a cab from Bangalore to Kochi. The cost of the cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 48 per kilometer depending upon the type of car. Additionally, you may also have to pay toll tax. Suitable for families and groups.
Bangalore to Kochi (Cochin) By Train: Take a train to Ernakulam, the nearest railway station to Kochi, which takes about 11 hours. Travel duration may vary depending upon the train. From Ernakulam, Kochi is about 8 km. You can hire a cab from the railway station to reach Kochi. Plenty of auto rickshaws are also available outside the station. Since the journey is long, trains are comfortable for senior citizens and families with kids.
Bangalore to Kochi (Cochin) By Flight: The nearest airport to Kochi is at Nedumbassery, about 30 km off Kochi and can be reached by cab, taxi, bus or auto rickshaws. Flight duration is about 1 hour and may vary depending on the airlines.
Overall, good experience was good. Kept the time while going to Kochi and while returning even though late at start, kept the time at landing. Do not give pre-booked meal while going to Kochi and both meals given while coming back. Overall, good flight experience.
Even though I have travelled by KSRTC buses before, this time it was not such a good experience. The timings for departure was correct and the bus was punctual. However, I could not sleep at night owing to noises by the window and an uncomfortable journey with constant vibrating and jerking.
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