Bangalore to Kottayam Distance

Bangalore To Kottayam

(Kottayam To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Kottayam

Total distance 565 km
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Kottayam is located at a distance of 606 km from Bangalore. The city is famous as a trading centre of spices and commercial crops and is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways, railways and airways. However, the best way to travel from Bangalore to Kottayam is by car, which takes about 9 hours. The places covered on the way from Bangalore to Kottayam are Bangalore - 137km -> Dharmapuri – 65km -> Salem – 203km -> Kanjikode – 49km -> Kannambra – 162km -> Kottayam. Petrol pumps of Shell, HP and Indian Oil, the Indo-American Hospital and various road-side dhabas are located on this route.

Transport options from Bangalore to Kottayam

Bangalore to Kottayam By Car: Take a cab from Bangalore to Kottayam, which takes around 9 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families, seniors and groups.

Bangalore to Kottayam By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Kottayam, which takes around 11 hours. Several government luxury buses operated by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation are available. Kottayam bus stand is situated at a distance of about 4 km from the city centre and can be covered by bus or auto-rickshaw. Travelling by bus is suitable for individual travellers and backpackers.

Bangalore to Kottayam By Train: Take a direct train from Bangalore to Kottayam, which takes about 14 hours. The Kottayam railway station is located at a distance of about 2 km from the city centre, which can be covered by auto-rickshaw or bus. Ideal for families, seniors and groups.

Bangalore to Kottayam By Flight: There is no direct flight from Bangalore to Kottayam. However, you can take a flight from Bangalore airport to Cochin (Kochi) airport, the nearest airport to Kottayam, which takes around an hour. Kochi airport is about 85 km away from Kottayam and can be reached by taxi or auto-rickshaw in about an hour. Journey by air is suitable for seniors and kids.

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Vijay joseph

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Vijay joseph
6/7
Posted 3 months ago Feb 4, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
Boarded the train in the night at Bangalore and reached Kottayam by 10 in the morning. We had RAC tickets which were confirmed for seats that did not exist. Fortunately we had a good ticket inspector who sorted things out and we had a good trip. Not many options for breakfast. The glass is the AC compartment was foggy - so though the view outside in the morning was beautiful, I did not get to see too much!
Train name (Train no): Kanyakumari Express (16526)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
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Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 5.00/7
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Last Station: Kottayam
 4.50/7
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Trip Includes:  Hotel Aida
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Ritin Ranji
6/7
Posted Aug 8, 2014 Aug 8, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Train was half an hour delayed and the price was reasonable and they had only AC compartments. The seat were in good condition, had a good sleep, the route does not provide as such great views and it does not pass through any interesting places or stations. You wont get vada pav, chaat and all while travelling to Kerala, yeah we will be getting tea and idli.

The toilets were clean, but we need to pay some cash for pillow and sheets. They wont provide water and refreshments in the train. We can get water and refreshments from stations. There was no harassment, but the train does not run every day.
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Train name (Train no): Yesvantpur Express (12258)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Non-veg food
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction
 3.00/7
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Last Station: Trivandrum Kochuveli
 3.00/7
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Sachetan
6/7
Posted Apr 30, 2014 Apr 30, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
We took 12257/Yesvantpur-Kochuveli Garib Rath Express train to reach Kottayam. Nearest train station to Kottayam is Ernakulam from their its about two hour journey. One has to book ticket well in advance atleast a month earlier. We have booked ticket two months before the journey. Better to carry bed sheet and blanket or while booking the ticket pay 20INR extra and you can avail them at compartment. Carrying packed food is better idea.
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Train name (Train no): Kochuveli Gr (12257)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction
 4.00/7
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Last Station: Ernakulam Junction (South)
 5.00/7
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Manoj Kumar

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Manoj Kumar
4/7
Posted Oct 13, 2013 Oct 13, 2013
Mode of Transport:Train
I was forced to travel in a intercity like train. Get an advanced reservation preferably in A/C Chair car if you are travelling in this train. Better to travel on a working day to avoid rush. Get down at Aluva and take a taxi to kottayam. Other wise get an advanced booking in some trains which has sleeper. There are so many trains which passes through kottayam.
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Train name (Train no): Ernakulam Express (12677)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 6.00/7
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  • Accomodation
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  • Medical facility
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Last Station: Aluva
 5.00/7
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Trip Includes:  Elegance Hotel | Subrahmonia temple
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Abraham
2.3/7
Posted Jul 20, 2015 Jul 20, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Kallada Travels is becoming hopeless, they take the passengers for granted and squeeze enough money. They stop at places where the food is costly, the whole area is full of thieves. More than fifty percent of times there are chances of the bus breaking down in the middle of the travel, mostly during early morning or midnight. And most of the times they reach late and sometimes they don't even drop the people at the scheduled drop point, they take the whole thing for granted and do as they like.
Bus operator: Kallada Travels
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Trip Includes:  Akshara Regency Hotel | Bangalore
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Bangalore to Kottayam By Train (394 Km)

Bangalore ––› Kottayam
By Train 394 Km
Bangalore to Kottayam by Train (394 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Kot... M T W T F S S
12257 Kochuveli Gr Banaswadi 21:27 09:25 N Y N Y N N Y
16526 Kanyakumari Express Bangalore Cantt. 21:55 11:25 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12777 Kochuveli Express Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction 15:20 03:20 N N Y N N N N
16561 Kochuveli Acex Krishnarajapuram 16:15 03:40 N N N Y N N N
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Bangalore to Kottayam By Car/Taxi (394 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 3152
Toyota Qualis 9 3546
Chevrolet Tavera 9 3546
Tata Indica A/C 10 3940
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 3940
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:394 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:394 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Kochuveli Gr (12257), Kochuveli Acex (16561)
    • Last station:Kottayam
    • Total distance:394 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:394 km
    • Nearest Airport:Kochi
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    • Hotels: 63 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 940
    • Awards: 5 of 137 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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