: The minimum charge will be Rs 10/- upto a
distance of 1.5 kms beyond which the rate per running
kilometer will be Rs 4.50 or 18 paise for every 1/25th part of
a kilometer, whichever is applicable. If the travel is between
11 pm and 5 am, an additional 50% of the charge shall be
levied. No tip is expected by the drivers. Point-to-point
pre-paid autorickshaw services from Ernakulam Junction and
railway stations, and from the Kaloor bus stand are also
available to select destinations. Complaints, if any, against
autorickshaws can be lodged on Tel: 2394964.
: Tourist cabs, charge Rs 6.50 per kilometer.
Normally one has to pay both the up and down fare. Though the
above charge does exist, taxis are unmetered and thus fares
must be negotiated beforehand. 1 hour trips will incur a
charge of Rs 80/-. Cars can also be hired from car rent
companies. At the international airport, prepaid taxi booths
are available upon exit from the Arrival Hall. (Tel: 2610115,
Extn 2107 Domestic terminal; Extn 2242 International
Buses : The most common and economical mode of
transport, these buses are very crowded during the peak hours
and in this case the passenger should beware of pickpockets.
Minimum fare is Rs 3/-.
Transport Buses : The Kerala State Road Transport
Corporation (Tel: 2372033) operates shuttle, long-distance,
and interstate express and super fast services from the KSRTC
bus station. Also available from here are interstate services
of the Karnataka (Tel: 2360229) and Tamil Nadu (Tel: 2372616)
State Transport Corporations. State transport shuttle services
are also available from the main boat jetty.
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 (
Private Buses : Long-distance private buses are
available from and near the stand at Kaloor, from High Court
, and Ernakulam South. Interstate services are also run by
luxury coach operators.
Boats : Services
of the State Water Transport Authority (Tel: 2360215) from the
main jetty at Park Avenue are available to Vypin,
, and Mattancherry. The Kerala Shipping & Inland
Navigation Corporation's (KSINC, Tel: 2368646) services are
available from the high court jetty to
. KSINC also operates services from Vypin to W/Island via
is well connected by rail to various parts of the country by
the Indian Railways, the largest railway system in
. Ernakulam is a major railhead of Southern Railways. Trains
are accessible from Ernakulam Junction (Reservation Enquiry:
132; Timings: 8 am to 8 pm, Sundays till 2 pm) and
is, located 25 kms northeast of the city at Nedumbassery.
International destinations include
, Bandar Abbas,
. International flights are operated by Air Arabia, Air-India,
Emirates, Gulf Air, Indian, Kuwait Airways, Mahan Air, Oman
Air, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Silkair, and Srilankan Airlines.
Domestic flight services are operated by Air-India, Air Deccan,
Air Sahara, Go Air, Indian, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines,
and Paramount Airways. Air-India and Indian are the national