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How to Reach Alappuzha

How to Reach Alappuzha by Air

The nearest airport is the Kochi International Airport which is 90 kms from Alappuzha. From here you can hire a cab for the rest of your journey which takes about 2 hours.

How to Reach Alappuzha by Rail

Alappuzha has its own railhead that is connected to major cities like Kochi, Chennai, Howrah, Bangalore and Bokaro, New Delhi and Kolkata.

How to Reach Alappuzha by Bus

Alappuzha is on the National Highway 47 and is easily accessible and well connected to all important towns in south India. There are bus plying to Alappuzha from cities like Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore and Coimbatore. Buses from Cochin take around an hour and a half to reach here.

Getting Around Alappuzha

Local transportation in Alappuzha consists of bus network, cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaw, taxis and obviously-boats. Cycle and auto rickshaws are convenient as well as the cheaper than taxis, and are all good ways of making your way around the terrestrial part of town.

Buses are regular and cheap and connect the entire town. Auto rickshaws are great for short distances and travelling around town. Taxis are also easily available and are pretty cheap, starting from Rs 7 per km. However prices are subject to change. In addition, chauffer-driven cars can be hired from a number of travel agencies and tour operators in town.

For a taste of the backwaters it is essential to hire a boat, and options include speed boats and row boats both ordinary as well as deluxe. Boats are the only way to explore places like Kuttanad, which are inaccessible by road. Ferry services are used by locals as well and are a great way to see the town.

You can also walk around many places of attractions which are best explored by foot.

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