Alappuzha (also known as Alleppey) is located at a distance of about 55 km from Kochi or Cochin. The city is one of the popular backwater tourism destinations in God's Own Country, Kerala and is well-connected to Kochi by road. The best way to reach Alappuzha from Kochi is by car, a journey of about an hour. The places covered during the journey to Alappuzha are Kochi - 10km -> Aroor - 10km -> Kuthiathode - 11km -> Pattanakkad - 16km -> Cherthala - 23km -> Alappuzha. On the way to Alappuzha, BP petrol pumps, various restaurants, ATMs and local food joints are situated.
Transport options from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha (Alleppey) By Car: Take a cab from Kochi to Alappuzha, which takes around an hour. The approximate cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for seniors, families and kids.
Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha (Alleppey) By Bus: Take a direct bus from Kochi to Alappuzha, which takes around an hour. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates several buses on this route. Alappuzha bus station is situated in the heart of the city. Ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.
We started our journey from Thrippunithura (Kochi) at about 9.30 am, we boarded Sisira Travels air bus 49 seater. It has comfortable seats with best stereo music system, I believe its JBL. Anyway we played all kinds of music and even danced to its tune. We reached our destination (Alleppey) at 11.30 am.
This was last leg of my Kerela trip (Munnar, Tekkadi, Allepy and Cochin). I travelled by Toyota Innova. A quite comfortable UV for six people. The roads were wide and not much traffic hence could cover the distance in less than three hours.
Average car, but our driver Joshy was very friendly. Enjoyed talking to him through out the tour. We even visited his wife and child. He was good in communication and was very polite. Only problem was not able to communicate in Hindi. He showed us most of the places and provided information.