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 How to Reach Kottayam

Airways | Roadways | Railways | Ferry and Port

 By Airways

The nearest airport with the best connectivity options is the Cochin International Airport, 90 km to the north. An alternate airport Trivandrum International Airport lies 170km south in Thiruvananthapuram.


By Roadways

Kottayam lies on the the National Highway 220 (NH 220) connecting Kollam and Theni. The NH220 connects Kottayam to the state of Tamil Nadu and the tourist destinations of Thekkady and Kuttikanam, besides the agricultural towns of Kanjirapally and Mundakayam. State Highways including SH1 or Main Central (MC) road, SH11, SH13, SH14, SH15 and SH32 pass through Kottayam.

The major port city of Kochi (70 kilometres (43 mi)) can be reached through the Changanassery-Alappuzha road and also through Ettumanoor and Kumarakom.

Public transport in the town is largely dependent on buses, run by both private operators and KSRTC. There are three bus stations serving Kottayam- two catering to private buses and one exclusively for the KSRTC buses. Of the private bus stations, the bigger one is at Nagampadam which is very close to the railway station and the other one is in the heart of the town. Bus services are very economical. Besides local bus service for traveling within the town, Kottayam is well-connected to the rest of Kerala through inter-state bus services run by KSRTC. Hired forms of transport include metered taxis and auto-rickshaws.


By Railways

The Kottayam (KTYM) railway station is situated in the heart of the city and is administered by the Southern Railway.

Kottayam lies on the busy rail route between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam and is served by several long distance trains connecting most major cities in the country like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.


By Ferry and Port

Kottayam Port, India's first multi-modal ICD and a minor port using inland water way, is situated at Nattakom (near Kodimatha), on the banks of Kodoor river.

The Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD) operates ferry services through the backwaters in and around Kottayam city. Ferries are a major mode of transport to connect to the tourist destination of Kumarakom and Alappuzha town, besides several smaller destinations. There are two major ferry jetties in the city - Town Jetty and Kodimatha Jetty. In recent years, the boat jetty at Kumarakom has acquired international fame as a tourist launch point for the subliminal backwater rides on Vembanad lake, which has virtually become the poster image of Kerala.


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