Kochi is a bustling port city in Kerala. With a rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes, Kochi is a must-visit destination for travellers. Whether you're planning a vacation or a business trip, this guide will provide you with all the information you need about how to reach Kochi with ease.

How to Reach Kochi by Air

The nearest airport to Kochi is the Cochin International Airport (COK), situated about 25 kilometers north of the city. It is connected with major domestic and international cities. Air India, Indigo, Vistara are some popular airlines that operate daily flights from various Indian cities to Kochi. Prepaid taxis, car rentals, and buses are available outside the terminal to take you to your desired destination in the city. 

This is definitely one of the best ways to reach Kochi.  

How to Reach Kochi by Train

Kochi's major railway stations include Ernakulam Junction (South) and Ernakulam Town (North). The city is well-connected to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai via express trains like Netravati Express, Kochuveli Garib Rath Express, Kanyakumari Express, Kerala Express, and many more. 

Waiting rooms, food courts, and taxi stands are available at the stations in Kochi, ensuring a comfortable transition from the train to your next mode of transport.

How to Reach Kochi by Road

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) serves as a vital link connecting Kochi with prominent destinations within Kerala, as well as key cities in neighboring states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Tourists have a variety of options to choose from, including air-conditioned buses, deluxe coaches, and modern Volvo services. These buses run regularly from Kochi to various cities such as Hyderabad, Mangalore, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Chennai, and Bangalore. 

Renting a car is also a viable option for those who enjoy a drive. Many car rental services provide options with or without a chauffeur.

Ensuring smooth travel, the well-maintained NH 17 connects Kochi to Mumbai, while NH 47 provides a direct route to Trivandrum. 

Popular Routes to Kochi

If you’re travelling by road, here’s a guide to the best routes to reach Kochi. 



Time Taken

Trivandrum to Kochi

NH 47

4 to 5 hours

Mumbai to Kochi

NH 17

16 to 18 hours

Chennai to Kochi

NH 32 and NH 544

10 to 12 hours

Coimbatore to Kochi

NH 544

3 to 4 hours

Goa to Kochi

NH 66

12 to 14 hours


These popular road routes to Kochi illustrate the city's excellent connectivity and the variety of travel experiences available to those who choose to explore by road. Whether through luxurious overnight bus services or scenic self-drive options, the roadways offer a rich and varied journey to this vibrant port city.

Where to Stay in Kochi

Nestled near the vibrant city of Kochi, Cherai offers an enchanting fusion of golden beaches, azure seas, and radiant sunshine. It's a charming slice of paradise in the heart of Kerala. For those looking for an extraordinary holiday experience, Club Mahindra Cherai Resort opens its doors to a world where luxury meets tradition.

At Club Mahindra Cherai, you are transported into an age of elegance and tranquility. The resort's design pays homage to Kerala's rich heritage, reflecting the architectural beauty of Nalukettu Tharavad - the region's iconic ancestral homes. Every detail of the resort whispers comfort and grace, promising an unforgettable stay.

You can indulge in the holistic offerings of the Svaastha Spa, where therapies range from the exotic Balinese massage to the classic Swedish treatment, and traditional Indian practices like Abhyangam and Shirodhara. These rejuvenating experiences set the stage for a culinary journey through Kerala's vibrant flavours.

The resort's restaurants present a gourmet's delight with local dishes such as Meen Peera (a fish delicacy), Avial (a unique vegetable mix), and Karimeen (a local favourite fish). At Club Mahindra Cherai, every moment is crafted to please the senses. Whether it's the embrace of a gentle spa treatment, the melody of waves crashing nearby, the visual feast of traditional architecture, or the dance of flavours on a plate, the resort offers an escape unlike any other.

In conclusion, reaching Kochi is a hassle-free experience, thanks to its robust connectivity through air, rail, and road. Whether you're arriving for a relaxed backwater retreat or a cultural exploration, Kochi’s network of transportation ensures that your journey is smooth and enjoyable. With this guide, you have all the information at your fingertips to plan your trip to Kochi. Now, all that's left is to pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable adventure to the heart of Kerala.

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