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Kochi transportation facilities are perfect for traversing the entire city of Kochi, which is situated in the Indian state of Kerala. Well connected by air, road, rail and ferry, Kochi is a preferred location for many travelers.
For private travel, you might prefer an auto rickshaw. Tipping the driver is not obligatory. There are also prepaid auto rickshaw services available from Ernakulam Town railway station and Ernakulam Junction.
Though tourist cabs are also available, travelers are required to pay the constantly fluctuating fare. It is better to negotiate the price beforehand to prevent entering into conflict with the driver over the fare, as drivers cleverly keep the taxi meters off. Thus, cabs are an expensive mode of transport, but best for those who want privacy.
Cars are also available on rent. Prepaid taxi booths are available on exit from the Arrival Hall of the international airport.
Private buses are the most economical mode of transport. It is better to avoid travel by bus during peak hours, as they are very crowded. Beware of pickpockets in Kochi buses.
Public Transport Buses
Kochi is well connected with national highways. Public transport shuttle services operate at regular intervals. Public transport buses are an economical mode of transportation in Kochi.
There is a regular ferry service run by the State Water Transport Authority at Park Avenue. The ferry service operated in Fort Cochin, Vypin and Mattancherry. Kerala Shipping & Inland Navigation Corporation also runs ferries from Vypin to Fort Cochin.
Kochi is well connected by rail to different parts of the country. It is quite an economical mode of transport.
International flights operate at the Cochin International Airport. Colombo, Singapore, Bahrain, Doha, Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Riyadh, Sharjah, and Tehran are some of the international destinations of flights flowing from the Kochi airport.