Kochi (Cochin) To Kottayam

(Kottayam To Kochi (Cochin))

Best way to travel from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam

Total distance 69 km
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Kottayam is located at a distance of about 66 km from Kochi (Cochin). The town forms a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad backwaters and is well-connected to Kochi by road. The best way to reach Kottayam from Kochi is by car, a journey of about 2 hours. The places covered on the way are Kochi - 4km -> Palluruthy - 9km -> Chandiroor - 7km -> Chammanadu - 6km -> Thuravoor - 6km -> Pattanakkad - 12km -> Kokothamangalam - 28km -> Kottayam. On the way, Narasimha fuels and several BP petrol pumps are located. In addition, local food joints, roadside dhabas and restaurants are also located en route.

Transport options from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam

Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam By Car: Take a cab from Kochi to Kottayam, which takes around 2 hours. The approximate cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families with kids and seniors.

Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam By Bus: Take a direct bus from Kochi to Kottayam, which takes around 2 hours. The Kottayam bus stop is located in the heart of the city. Economical and ideal for youngsters, individual travellers and backpackers.


Travelling tips from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam

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Biswajit Datta
6/7 Posted 4 months ago
Mode of Transport:Train
IF you are planning to a trip in Kumarkom and are short of funds then the best option is to catch the morning Ernakulam -Kottayam passenger from Ernakulam junction (south) station. The ticket costs less than Rs 20/- which is to be purchased early otherwise the train will be missed. The train no. is 56385 which one can find in the notice board. But it is an unreserved train mind it ! You cannot reserve tickets for this train and the only option is to arrive early at the station and purchase ticket from the counter by standing on a snake like queue. The other option is purchasing tickets from JTBS counter at only extra Re 1/- just opposite the main ticket counter. The train starts from south station at 7.30 A.M. in the morning and reaches Kottayam at 9.20 A. M. which is something half an hour more than the express trains but the fare is also one-third compared to an express train. Generally the train reaches Kottayam junction by 10 to 15 min. late but that will never be a problem. After coming out of the station you will find private buses of Vembanad Travels plying between Kottayam to Kumarkom at a very reasonable cost. The other option is to hire an auto-rickshaw from the prepaid stand by paying the regulated fare fixed by the local authorities which is near about Rs 200/- and time taken is about 30 mins. (15km).
Train name (Train no): Ernakulam Kottayam Passenger(56385)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Ernakulam Junction (South)
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kottayam
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam By Train (48 Km)

Kochi (Coc.. ––› Kottayam
By Train 48 Km
Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam by Train (48 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Koc... Kot... M T W T F S S
12201 Mumbai LTT-Kochuveli Garib Rath Express Ernakulam Town (North) 18:35 20:05 Y N N N Y N N
12257 Yesvantapur Kochuveli Garib Rath Express Ernakulam Town (North) 08:15 09:25 N Y N Y N N Y
12081 Kozhikode - Trivandrum Jan Shatabdi Ernakulam Town (North) 09:43 10:48 Y Y N Y Y Y N
15906 Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express Ernakulam Town (North) 02:40 03:45 N N N N N Y N
16301 Venad Express Ernakulam Town (North) 16:25 18:32 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam By Car/Taxi (48 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 480
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 576
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 576
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 624
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 624
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Road/Route Map For Kochi (Cochin) To Kottayam

Driving directions from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:48 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:48 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:48 km
    • Nearest Airport:Kochi
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Ernakulam Kottayam Passenger (56385), Vanchinad Express (16303)
    • Last station:Kottayam
    • Total distance:48 km
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