Transportation In Kerala

Over the years, Kerala has developed itself in various ways. It has developed as one of the finest infrastructures, which holds the largest fleet of transport. All the important cities and points in Kerala are connected with use of the strong infrastructure.


Even though taxis in Kerala are expensive, this mode of transport is available all across Kerala. Tourist taxis are available easily in Kerala and it is one of the finest options available for covering short distance places. Ambassadors and Indica are the top cars, which operate as taxis in the region. Among several parts of Kerala, chauffer driven car facility is also available which can be taken into use with ease for intercity and intra city travel. Daily taxi ride at four hundred and fifty rupees for 4 hours and eight hundred and fifty rupees for 8 hours is available, which you can avail as per their need and requisition.

Auto Rickshaws

Also renowned as "Auto", this three-wheeler transportation is available in abundance in different parts of the city and along side the airport and railways station. It is considered as one of the easiest options for traveling in the city. As autos are cheaper in comparison to taxis, tourists prefer to make use of them for travelling all across Kerala for commuting and sightseeing. At any point of time, if you feel that the autos are charging more than the expected price, you can always have the option of going via meter when you start your journey towards enjoying the serenity of the place. This way, you will not feel the bulge on your pocket.

Local Bus Service

KTC or Kerala Transportation Corporation along with the private bus operators function the bus line in Kerala. You will be able to find regular bus services at different points of the city to reach your desired destination in a hassle free manner. The effective bus connectivity in Kerala is not just functional in Kerala but even operate in the neighboring states. Fast Passenger, Deluxe Express, Super Fast and Ordinary are the four categories in which the bus services are divided so that it is easy for you to use them as per your need and budget. The services of Volvo buses are also available in Kerala, but it is only functional in between the Metro cities. Passengers are advised to stay aware and beware of the pickpockets in the crowded buses.


One thousand and fifty kilometers and thirteen railways route comprises of the entire railways length of Kerala. Operating in both broad gauge lines and meter gauge lines, the railway network has proved its excellence in the state. Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai Divisions of southern Railway controls the entire railway division of Kerala. Trains to cover all the major points across India are available from Kerala, which you can select as per your travel itinerary.

The Kerala Express

Kerala Express, which connects New Delhi from Trivandrum central, is one of the longest train routes in India. The superfast train covers a total distance of three thousand and thirty six kilometers. It has also recorded the first position to be the longest electrical engine, which connects New Delhi and Ernakulum. Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are the nine states, which the train covers.

Kerala Ports

Across Kerala, a person will be able to find numerous water bodies. Seventeen non-major ports along with one major port are there in Kerala. The major port of Kerala is Cochin, which is spread across 827 Ha. Manacodam, Kayamkulam, Neeleshwaram, Manjeshwaram, Kasaragod, Azhikkal, Kannur, Thalasseri, Vadakara, Ponnani, Munambam, Thankasseri, Valiyathura and Vizhinjam are intermediate ports. Beypore, Alappuzha and Neendakara are the minor ports.

Inland water transport

For commercial water transport, waterways are largely taken into use. Inland Navigation Corporation, Kerala Shipping, State Water Transport Department, Inland Navigation department and Coastal shipping are the government bodies and agencies, which are involved in controlling the working process of inland water transport.

State Water Transport Department

They are providing cheap and affordable transportation facility to people. It also provides transport facilities to those who are stuck in waterlogged areas.

KSINC- Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation

It is one of the pioneers in inland navigation across Kerala. This is a government owned organization.

Air Transport

Karippur, Nedumbasseri and Thiruvananthapuram are the three major airports of Kerala which handles both national and international flights.

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