bus from cochin airport to munnar

Cochin Airport to Munnar Bus Service Timings & Route Details with Ticket Charges


Its been a long time we are thinking to write about the possibility of traveling to Munnar directly from Cochin Airport in Bus.  While choosing this topic, there were so many questions to be answered that we used to get from our guests/readers on this topic. Being the nearest airport , CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limted) have high tourist traffic across the world who are travelling to Munnar.

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This article is mainly for those who want to travel in bus directly to Munnar from Cochin Airport.

First of all - Let us make clear that Presently there are NO DIRECT BUS from Cochin Airport to Munnar. But buses are available from nearest town ( 14 kms from airport towards Kochi city)   ALUVA , which is accessible from airport within 30 minutes by Airport Prepaid Taxi or Low Floor buses from Airport to Kochi city ( Which are very rare).

We will also discuss about other modes of transport as well. Before providing the bus timings and related details, we have to discuss some very important points. This article was born after an online chat with one of our website readers. She was mainly asking for the information about direct bus timings and details towards Munnar from Cochin Airport. So this article will be starting with some questions and answers for the same

We are pretty sure that this post is going to clear most of the doubts regarding Cochin airport to Munnar bus service

1) What is the traveling time from Cochin airport to Munnar ?
              If you are traveling by cab, you will reach Munnar in 3 hours. Or if you travel in bus, it will take upto  5 hours depend upn the bus

2) " Hey ... my flight will be reach by 11 o'clock at Cochin". . Then is there any bus from Cochin Airport to Munnar ? .. How will I reach Munnar from Airport
           No, there is no bus directly from airport. You can book a cab for your travel in terms of comfort and privacy. Also this will help you to save some time and you have an option for on the way sightseeing as well

3) Cochin Airport to Munnar taxi fare how much & What is the distance from Cochin airport to Munnar ?
             Kochi airport to Munnar is around 135 kms ( 4 hrs). Normal Indica Car will be charged around Rs.3000 - Rs.3500 depending on Season.

Suggestion: Without a vehicle @ Munnar- We cannot cover any places as all sightseeing spots are at different points. So it is always advisable to hire a Car from airport as Pickup- Sightseeing and drop which will costs less. Eg:- Kochi Pick up- Munnar Sightseeing and stay for 2 nights- Kochi drop on 3 rd day- An Ac Indica including fuel, drivr batta will costs only Rs. 5000-5500.

4)  "No. I don't have budget to book a cab, need to travel in bus only. What should I do for that" ?
                 You will get regular buses from Aluva, which is the nearest city from cochin airport, towards Munnar. KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) having pretty good buses in this route. They operate regular services starting from Ernakulam (Cochin City) and some are from Trivandrum, Alleppey & Kodungallur and Cherthala. All these buses are passing through Aluva. So after landing in Airport take a Prepaid Airport Taxi/ Airport buses ( very rare)  and reach Aluva bus station so that so u can catch those buses. As its coming from Cochin seat availability will depend up on the rush.

Exceptional Case : Couple of services are starting from Aluva Bus Stand itself. You will get seats on confirmed basis if you reach bus station at lest before 30 minutes of the stating time.
Timings of those Buses that start from Aluva itself :  05:15 AM, 07:40 AM (More details of these buses given in the last portion of the article )

5)  "You only said regular buses are from Cochin to Munnar. Then why should I go to Aluva. I will go to Cochin Bus Station from Airport and will take bus from there. Can't it be possible" ?
                    This is normal question who visit Kerala for the first time. Cochin airport is almost 30 kilometers away from city.  That means going to Cochin bus station from Airport will be unwanted waste of money and time. Aluva is only 14 kilometers from airport and 20-30 minutes travel time.

6)  Is there any Luxury Buses Available from Cochin Airport to Munnar ?
             No direct buses available from Airport. You will get A/c Low Floor Volvo buses from Aluva. These buses are operating by KURTC and there are 2 Trips in different Timings

7) What are the timings for A/c Buses from Cochin Airport to Munnar ?
           Low Floor A/c Buses having couple of trips from Aluva, not from Airport. Timings are as follows
          09.50 AM, 11:55 AM

8) Is there any online booking facility available for this A/c Low Floor Volvo bus to Munnar ?
                Yes , Online booking facility available for only for 01 Trip.
Online Booking Website : http://www.kurtconline.com/KURTCOnline/


9) Which Trip of Low Floor Volvo having the facility of Online Ticket Booking & what will be the ticket charge for the same ?
           The bus that start at 09 AM from Cochin/Ernakulam having online booking facility. This bus will reach Aluva at 11.30 AM & reach Munnar at 03 PM.

10) What is the Ticket Charge of A/c Volvo Low Floor Bus from Aluva to Munnar for one person ?
                 Present Ticket Charge for the same is Rs.210/- for one person

11) How to Reach Aluva ? How far it is & What will be the traveling time between Aluva & Cochin Airport ?
               You can hire prepaid taxi from airport which will cost around 300. The distance between Cochin Airport and Aluva Bus Dept is just 14 Kms. Within 30 minutes you can reach Aluva KSRTC Bus Station. Refer the map for the same

Other than Taxi,  KURTC Ac Low Floor Volvo buses from Airport to Kochi city (passing through Aluva) available and we have given time table for the same below. These buses will help you to reach Aluva economically from airport. We may also use the term shared taxi service from Cochin airport for the same

Low Floor A/c Bus Timing from Cochin Airport to Aluva
6.25 AM, 7.50 AM, 8.50 AM, 9.30 AM, 9.55 AM 11.10 AM, 11.50 AM
  
1.00 PM, 1.30 PM, 2.05 PM, 3.55 PM, 4.35 PM, 5.00 PM
  
5.25 PM, 6.00 PM, 8.05 PM, 8.50 PM) 




12) All these buses are travelling in the same route or there are some different routes ?
                        All the buses from Aluva to Munnar take the same route almost 90% of the journey. Still we have to clarify this very useful point and this will help lots of people to save some time. If you check the route that is mentioned below, you will notice till Adimali everything is same. Then come the twist. On the highway these buses will be deviating from a place called Irunnukanam Junction. 

The 02 deviating routes are
1) Through Kallar : Some bus will go straight without taking deviation from this point and those trips are passing via KALLAR

2) Through Anachal : Majority of the buses will take right deviation from Iruttukanam junction through ANACHAL We need to explain this route a little more. If you are having some preferred hotels , resorts or homestays in Chithirapuram locality, then this route will be best for you. If you booked accommodation in Chithirapuram , Kunjithanni surroundings, its better take buses that passing through Anachal. For this reason we have mentioned all bus timings with route map

For Those who want to Go near Chithirapuram : If you don't find any bus in this direction during the hours of travel, do not worry. The above said route will save some time. It doesn't mean that you cannot reach your place if you travel in bus that is passing through Kallar.  You can take any bus to Munnar and get down at 2nd Mile or Randam Mile and hire an auto from the auto stand that is right in front of the bus stop

Some of the good resorts in Chithirpuram area are as follows. The given are a very short list and lots of good resorts and especially pretty good homestays are available in this area

Spice Country Resorts
Orchid Highlands
Panoramic Gateway
Tea Country Resorts
The Fog Resorts
Leaf Resort

 If you booked hotel closer to Munnar, then none of these deviation affect your journey. Go on and find your hotel.

13) If I am coming by train to Aluva railway station, can I get these buses easily?
           Yes definitely you can catch these buses easily. Aluva Railway station is just 300 meters ( diagonally opposite )  distance from KSRTC Bus stand. So just walk and reach distance

Please refer the road map between Aluva KSRTC Bus Stand and Railways Station.



So we have almost discussed different questions and possibilities related to bus journey from Cochin airport to Munnar. Now its right time to speak about the timings. Before that we team Jumbo Rooms giving big thank you for ksrtcblog and anavandi.com for providing accurate bus timings and further details. Thank you Mr. Sujith Bhakthan and your team and without your database, we couldn't publish this informative article

Aluva (Near to Cochin Airport ) to Munnar Bus Timings in Brief
   02:10 AM,  04:35 AM,  05:15 AM,  06:00 AM,  06:30 AM,  06:40 AM

   07:40 AM,  07:45 AM,  08:10 AM,  08:40 AM,  09:20 AM,  09:50 AM

   10:05 AM,  11:10 AM,  11:40 AM,  11:55 AM,  12:10 PM,  12:40 PM

   01:25 PM,  02:20 PM,  03:50 PM,  06:40 PM


Bus Timings for Those Who Wish to Travel from Cochin Airport to Munnar
Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    02:10 AM
Munnar - 06:10 AM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly , Anachal - Munnar

Ernakulam - Kovilloor
Aluva -    04:35 AM
Munnar - 08:40 AM
Fast Passenger via Aluva, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Kallar, Munnar, Mattuppety, Kovillur
If your hotel is towards Mtuupety direction, this trip will be useful

Aluva - Devikulam
Aluva -    05:15 AM
Munnar - 08:50 AM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal  Munnar, Devikulam
If your hotel is towards Thekkady direction and near to devikulam, this trip will be useful   
               
Ernakulam - Devikulam
Aluva -    06:00 AM
Munnar - 09:50 AM
Town to Town Ordinary via Aluva, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Kallar, Munnar, Devikulam

Thiruvananthapuram - Munnar
Aluva -    06:30 AM
Munnar - 09:30 AM
Super Fast via Kollam, Alappuzha, Vytilla, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Kallar, Munnar

Ernakulam - Suryanelli
Aluva -    06:40 AM
Munnar - 10:20 AM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Kallar, Munnar, Devikulam, Suryanelli   
If your hotel is towards Thekkady direction and near to devikulam & Chinnakkanal then this trip will be useful
 
Aluva - Kanthalloor
Aluva -    07:40 AM
Munnar - 12:10 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Kallar, Munnar, Kanthalloor
If you want to visit Marayur Sandalwood Forest, this trip is suitable      

Kodungallur - Munnar
Aluva -   07:45 AM
Munnar - 11:50 AM
Limited Stop Ordinary via North Paravoor, Aluva, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal, Munnar

Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -   08:10 AM
Munnar - 11:45 AM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal, Munnar

Cherthala - Munnar
Aluva -    08:40 AM
Munnar - 12:35 PM
Town to Town Ordinary via Ernakulam, Aluva, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Kallar, Munnar  

Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    09:20 AM                  
Munnar - 01:25 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal, Munnar

Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    09:50 AM
Munnar - 02:05 PM
Low Floor AC Volvo via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly

Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    10:05 AM
Munnar - 02:35 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal, Munnar

Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    11:10 AM
Munnar - 02:45 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal, Munnar

Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    11:40 AM
Munnar - 03:50 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal, Munnar      

Alappuzha - Munnar
Aluva -    11:55 AM
Munnar - 03:30 PM
Low Floor AC Volvo via Pallathuruthy, Vytilla Hub, Aluva, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Kallar, Munnar

Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    12:10 PM
Munnar - 03:45 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal, Munnar

Ernakulam - Silent Valley (Munnar)
Aluva -    12:40 PM
Munnar - 05:05 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Munnar, Anachal, Munnar, Silent Valley          
        
Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    01:25 PM
Munnar - 05:25 PM
Town to Town Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimali, Kallar, Munnar      

Ernakulam - Kovilkadavu
Aluva -    02:20 PM
Munnar - 06:20 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Kothamangalam, Adimaly, Anachal, Munnar, Marayoor, Kovilkadavu

Ernakulam - Munnar
Aluva -    03:50 PM
Munnar - 07:50 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Adimalyn Anachal, Munnar  

Ernakulam - Munnar (Last Bus from Aluva to Munnar )
Aluva -    06:40 PM
Munnar - 10:40 PM
Limited Stop Ordinary via Aluva, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam, Kallar, Munnar                                       

Useful Phone Numbers
Aluva  KSRTC Bus Stand : 04842624242
Munnar KSRTC Bus Stand : 0486 5230201
 Always cross check with KSRTC or contact the enquiry section at the bus station regarding the timing 

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