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.
I feel indigo is one of the best options to choose in air travel. I am really impressed by their timings and hospitality. No much noise during fly. I recommend indigo to travel. Bangalore airport has good facilities and cleanliness. But, please be careful when you travel with aged parents as the escalators are really dangerous and no attendant will be around to help in emergency. I personally experienced, an aged women in the airport fell down from escalator and I ran back to help her. And no attendant was bothered to stop the escalator. The old lady was badly injured and her wrist was broken. Please take aged parents/elders in lift only. Do not use escalators. This is the only request to all of you.
It was an awesome trip over all. This was my first flit in my life. Thanks to make my trip and Bangalore International Airport for making my first flight experience awesome and memorable one. Amazing operations at Bail dint expect such clean neat and clear ground operations. I flew in Spice jet and Air Asia flights, in both the flights the cabin crew members were very helpful and very friendly. Cheers
Daily train - Departure time to ensure office is completed and to ensure you reach office next day. Doesnt waste any time a complete overnight journey. Covers 662 km in less than 12 hrs time.
Maintainence was good. Coaches good. Food was available through caterers though train lacked a Pantry car. Rake belonged to SWR based at Bangalore. Ticket high demand and need to be booked as early as possible.
Flight was pleasant. We had visited the Plaza airport lounge at Bangalore airport for breakfast so we didn't order any snacks/breakfast on the flight. Was not really impressed by Kochi airport apart from the fact that it is the first airport to be powered entirely by solar power.
It was nice trip and I had slept because my train started evening time so I woke up at early morning one hour before to reach the Kochi, its so cool and greenish color view and enjoyed lot. Had coffee over there nice taste. Train toilets are ok and they offered food but so expensive with less quantity and every item is expensive, thought to take outside only but I was in hurry to catch up the train. Everything was so clean and nice. Co-travellers who travelled along with me were so friendly, offered their dinner too.