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Airports in Kerala

Kochi International Airport (Formerly Cochin) (COK)

Location

15 miles (25km) north of Nedumbassery. The drive takes from 45mins to an hour.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the main terminal and there are pre-paid taxi desks in the arrivals halls of both terminals. The KSRTC bus stops outside the departures terminal and buses go to a number of areas throughout Kerala. There is no train station at the airport, however the railway line from Kanyakumari to Delhi is adjacent to the airport between Alwaye and Angamaly Railway Stations.

Time

+5.5.

Contacts

+91 (0)484 261 0115

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Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)

Overview

Trivandrum International Airport is the principle airport for passengers flying to Kerala province in India, although it also serves as a transit point for flights destined to Sri Lanka, the Middle East and the Maldives. It is a relatively small airport just under four miles (6km) from Thiruvananthapuram (previously known as Trivandrum).

Trivandrum International Airport is not an ideal airport as queues are generally long and service isn't that efficient. However, the recently built international terminal boasts both wifi and air-conditioning.

Location

3.7 miles (6km) from Thiruvananthapuram

Getting to the city

Train: There is no train or subway service to Trivandrum Airport. There are train connections in Thiruvananthapuram to other cities in India.

Bus: There is a city bus service from Trivandrum into Thiruvananthapuram. KSRTC Bus No. 14 runs from outside the International Terminal to the city bus terminal at East Fort, near the Padmanabhaswamy temple. The trip takes about half an hour and costs INR 10. KSRTC buses run to other cities fairly regularly as well, but with no real timetable.

Several hotels in the Thiruvananthapuram area offer private shuttles for guests, including Hotel Pankaj, Leela Kempinski, Taj Green Cove, Hotel Uday Samudra, and Hotel Samundra.

Taxi: There is a prepaid taxi desk in the baggage claim area with fares listed to various destinations. To get the advertised fare, collect a coupon from the desk and give it to the driver along with your money. An average fare to the centre of Thiruvananthapuram is about INR 210. The prices listed are for non-air-conditioned cabs; air-conditioned taxis will cost about 50% more.

Time

GMT +5.5

Contacts

+91 471 2500 283

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Kochi International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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