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How to get from Cochin Airport to Alleppey

Alleppey, or the “rice bowl of Kerala”, is located 55 km away from Cochin city centre and 74 km away from Cochin International Airport. It is known for its iconic scenery, with the Arabian Sea on one side and rivers and canals on the other, and is the ancient headquarters of trade and commerce. Filled with paddy fields and fish farming palm and coconut trees, local village homes and beautiful lagoons, Alleppey is like no other town.

If you are travelling from Cochin airport to Alleppey, you have two transportation options; you can take a taxi or a combined bus and train trip. The easiest and fastest option to reach the beautiful town is to take a Cochin airport taxi or private transfer, as the journey is direct and takes approximately 2 hours. Alternatively, for a cheaper travel option, you can take the bus to Aluva and then take the train to Alappuzha (Alleppey), taking 2 hours 45 minutes, excluding waiting times.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €27 120min 24/7
Bus & Train €7.40 165min 07:50–19:30

How to get from Cochin Airport to Alleppey by taxi

Taking a taxi or a private transfer is a great way to get from Cochin airport to Alleppey. Taxis in Kochi are cheap, available 24/7 and provide door-to-door services, taking you to your Alleppey hotel in 2 hours.

Cochin airport to Alleppey Taxi Fare

Taxis in Cochin are very reasonably priced and calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. A Cochin airport to Alleppey taxi fare will cost around €27 (INR 2,200), depending on traffic conditions.

Please note that there are no price differences between day, night and weekend trips.


€27 (INR 2,200)

Trip Duration

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Cochin International Airport

Where do I get the taxi from?

You can find the official Cochin airport taxi ranks outside the domestic and international terminals. You will have to use the prepaid taxi counters to get a taxi.


Taking a taxi from Cochin Airport to Alleppey is the best way to travel. Taxis in India are not only cheap, but they also provide 24/7 door-to-door services in the safety of a private vehicle; perfect if you are travelling at night or with children and heavy luggage.

Nevertheless, if you wish to travel at a fixed price with a reliable English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your Cochin airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

You will have to prepay for your taxi ride to Alleppey using the fully computerised and automated machines at Cochin airport's domestic and international terminals.

Useful Tips

Be aware that some taxis overcharge tourists in Cochin, so it is recommended to pre-book a private transfer with a reliable taxi company.
It is not required to tip your Cochin taxi driver, but it is always appreciated - most travellers leave a 10% tip.
Please note that any tolls along the way will be added to the traveller's end fee.

How to get from Cochin International Airport to Alleppey by bus

An alternative solution for travellers on a budget would be to take Cochin’s public transportation, which involves a combined bus and train trip. You would first need to take the Airport Feeder bus from Cochin airport to Aluva Metro Station, which takes 30 minutes. Then, you can get the train to Alappuzha (Alleppey), which can take between 2 hours and 2 hours 45 minutes. Please note that many trains operate this route.

How much is a ticket from Cochin International Airport to Alleppey?

A combined bus and train trip from Cochin Airport to Alleppey costs €3.70 (INR 305); essentially, you’re paying €0.60 (INR 50) for the Airport Feeder bus and €3.10 (INR 255) for the train to Alleppey.


€3.70 (INR 305)

Trip Duration

The bus leaves the airport every hour and two trains depart from the station 30 minutes apart every 2 hours.

Value for Money

The airport bus is available daily from 07:50 to 19:30 and the trains are available 24/7; however, departures are more scarce at night.

Where do I get the bus and the train from?

You can find the Airport Feeder bus at the bus stand at Cochin International Airport. Once in Aluva, head to Platform 1, where you will find the bus to Alleppey.


Although a good cost-savvy option, taking the combined bus and train trip can get quite stressful, especially if you are travelling with children and heavy luggage. Moreover, taxi prices in Cochin are very reasonable, and you can split the end fare with your travel party.

Editor’s Note

Be aware that Cochin airport to Alleppey bus timings and trains timings can change during the day.

Useful Tips

Make sure you are heading in the right direction when taking the train.
Your luggage storage space will vary depending on the class on the train.
Train ticket prices differ considerably based on if you travel in economy class or first class.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the distance from Cochin airport to Alleppey?

Cochin International Airport (COK) is located 74 km away from Alleppey; it takes around 2 hours to reach by private transfer or by taxi. There isn’t a direct public transportation option available but if you’re travelling on a budget and don’t mind spending a little extra time on the road, you can choose a combined bus and trip instead, taking you to your destination in 2 hours 45 minutes, not including waiting times. 

What’s the average taxi fare from Cochin airport to Alleppey?

A 2-hour ride from Cochin airport to Alleppey costs around €27 (INR 2,200), depending on traffic conditions. It’s always best to pre-book your taxi or private transfer in advance where possible, as that way you can better budget for your stay.

Where can I find the Cochin airport to Alleppey bus times?

You can find the Cochin airport bus timings on the official Airport website. It’s recommended to check nearer your trip to avoid surprises as times change often.

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