HOW TO MOVE AROUND IN KOCHI
Minimum charge is Rs 20.00. The distance that can be travelled with minimum charge is 1.5 km.
In the minimum charge, a passenger could travel up to 1.5 km. The fare would be Rs. 10 for every additional one km,.
For journey between 10.00 pm and 5.00 am 50 % of the normal fare charge has to be paid additionally
If there is any complaint about excess fare collection, the complaint has to be filed before the nearest police station or R.T.Office with details such as number of the vehicle, the journey time, the route travelled, fare collected etc.
Pre-paid point-to-point autorickshaw services are avialble in Ernakulam Jn. Railway Station, Ernakulam Town Railway Station, Vyttila mobility hub and Ernakulam KSRTC bus stand.
Private City Buses
The most common mode of transport, these buses are very crowded during the peak hours and in this case the passenger should beware of pickpockets.
State Transport Buses
The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates shuttle, long-distance and interstate express and super fast services from the KSRTC bus station and Vyttila mobility hub. Also available from here are interstate services of the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporations. Kochi is well connected by national highways with the rest of the country. These are NH 17(Ernakulam- Mumbai) NH 47(Kanyakumari - Salem), and NH 49 (Kochi-Madurai).
Long-distance Private Buses
Long-distance private buses are available from Vyttila mobility hub, stands at Kaloor, High Court junction, and Ernakulam South. Interstate services are also run by luxury coach operators.
Services of the Kerala Shipping & Inland Navigation Corporation, the state Water Transport Authority, and of private ownership are available from the Bolgatty Ferry and the main jetty at Park Avenue to various places. The junkar ferry for the transhipment of vehicles and passengers are operated between Ernakulam and Vypin, and between Vypin and Fort Kochi.
Kochi is connected to various parts of the country by the Indian Railways, the largest Railway system in Asia. Trains are accessible from Ernakulam Junction (Reservation Enquiry: 132, 1361, 0484 -2353751, Station Code ERS , Ernakulam Town Station Code ERN 0484-2395198 , and Kochi Harbour Terminus railway stations.
International flights are operated from and to the Cochin International Airport, located 25 kms northeast of the city at Nedumbassery. Destinations include Abu Dhabi,Baharin, Dhaharan, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, and Sharjah. Domestic flights services are operated by the Indian Airlines and Jet Airways. Air-India and Indian Airlines are the national carriers.