Known variously as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway to Kerala, the vibrant city of Kochi has been tempting its visitors for more than 600 years. Today the city is cosmopolitan, with a heady mix of Dutch, British, and Portuguese colonial influences as well as a dash of Arabic and Chinese culture. Perched on the sultry Malabar coastline, the city of Kochi makes the perfect base for getting out and discovering the lush state of Kerala.
Airports in Kochi
Cochin International Airport (COK) is one of the busiest airports in India, and serves the city of Kochi and its surrounding area. The international terminal is home to India’s first full-scale duty free shop while the domestic departures terminal has a shop dedicated to Keralan products.
Airlines that fly to Kochi
There are no direct flights from the UK to Kochi. You can fly indirect, with one or more stops, with Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Etihad Airways.
Getting into Kochi
There are plenty of buses connecting the airport with the city. The KSRTC orange buses have air conditioning, and you can catch the 601 or 603 to Fort Kochi and the city centre, or the 602 and 604 to the Aluva Interchange. Both buses come every 45 minutes.
Alternatively you can take the Fast Passenger buses. These don’t have air conditioning, but are more frequent. The North Line comes every five minutes, and goes to the Angamaly Bus Depot Interchange. The South Line goes to Cherthala and comes every 20 minutes, while the East line goes to Vaikom and comes every 45 minutes.
The airport has its own fleet of pre-paid taxis, which you can book and pay for at a desk inside the terminal.
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Airports near Kochi
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