The seventh busiest airport in India, Kochi International Airport (COK) is located in Nedumbassery, just 30 kilometers of city center in southern India. The airport is a bustling portal for visitors to India’s southern states: Tamil Nadu, Karkataka and Kerala.
Already handling more than 5 million passengers in 2013, passengers flying in to Kochi International Airport should be prepared for a peaceful arrival with organised pre paid taxi counters and strict law enforcement. Despite this daunting introduction to India however, Chennai International Airport is a popular airport, with flights available to dozens of major airports in Asia, Middle East and Europe.
Location of Kochi International Airport
The airport is located 37.6 kilometers south of city centre and cochin tourist places
Getting into Kochi City
Transportation available from Kochi airport includes Airport taxis from Prepaid Counter, Auto-Rickshaw ,Non A/C buses and Low Floor A/C Buses and Trains. Airport Taxis are the most comfortable option from among all these which will pick you up from airport arrival terminal and drop you at any place in Kerala.
Always book prepaid taxis are available for booking at prepaid taxi counter near the arrival to reach any part of the Kochi city or nearby destinations like Sabarimala, Varkala, Alleppey, Pamba, Kollam , Kannur , Cherai Beach, Kovalam, Munnar and Thekkady etc from the airport. This is one of the safest way to ensure that you reach your destination without being overcharged. Cochin Airport sometimes offer you a choice of vehicles from wonderful old age Ambassador cars, or newer Toyota Innova minivans are among the Taxis from Cochin Airport . Expect to pay INR ~500 for the trip into Kochi city where Iris Holidays office is located in Edappally.
However if you are staying in one of the airport hotels or a luxury hotel in Kochi city, please check with them whether they arrange for a pickup from Kochi airport. Most of the reputed hotels which are above 4 star and hotels near to cochin airport offers a pickup for passengers who have already booked the hotel rooms and you may not need Taxis from Cochin Airport.
If you want to dive right into India’s most exhilarating transportation experience, three-wheeled auto-rickshaws are also widely available to get you into town from outside airport and you need to reach the area outside airport to get an autorikshaw. Be warned that they are really uncomfortable if you have a lot of baggage with you and may not be an ideal option
Buses from Kochi Airport:
There is also a public bus stop located right outside the arrival gates to Kochi International Airport in daytime . Non A/C buses and Low Floor A/C Buses departing from Airport are available from 6:25 AM till 20.50 and departs to town thorugh Airport, Aluva, Vyttila, Thoppumpady, Fort Kochi route every 30 minutes
Angamaly is the nearest railway station near nedumbassery airport. Angamaly is the nearest railway station for those travelling to the Cochin airport. From Angamaly, they would have to hire a taxi that involved loss of time and money.However, an airport railway station, has been approved by Indian Railways and will be constrcuted shortly
Distance from Kochi Airport to major tourist destinations in Kerala
Kochi Airport to Munnar Distance – 107 KM (1 hours 40 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Sabarimala Distance – 158 KM ( 3 hours 30 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Varkala Distance -201 KM ( 3 hours 48 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Alleppey Distance -158 KM ( 3 hours 30 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Kollam Distance -83 KM ( 1 hours 35 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Pamba Distance -158 KM ( 3 hours 26 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Kannur Distance -266 KM ( 5 hours 20 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Cherai Beach Distance -46 KM ( 30 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Kovalam Distance -244 KM ( 4 hours 30 minutes)
Kochi Airport to Kumarakom Distance -78 KM ( 1 hours 30 minutes)
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