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Cochin Airport

The largest airport in Kerala, Cochin International Airport is located 45 km northeast of the city center. Kochi Airport also happens to be the seventh busiest airport in India and is connected well to the city by car rental services and taxis.

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Cochin International Airport Address
Cochin International Airport
Airport Rd
Kochi
Kerala 683111

Enquiries Number: 91 484 261 0115

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Cochin International Airport, Kochi

The Cochin International Airport serves the city of Cochin, Kerala. It is located 25 km northeast of the city. This green airport is the first in India that was developed under a public-private partnership, funded by over a 10,000 NRIs. It was opened on the 10th of June 1999 and is the largest airport in the state of Kerala. It is also the state’s busiest and the country’s 7th busiest airport. It handled an approximate of 9 million passengers in the year 2016-17. Cochin Airport is the first airport in the world to be fully operated by solar energy.

Terminals Trivia

Cochin Airport has 2 world-class passenger terminals – A 1,00,000-square foot domestic terminal and a 4,78,000-square foot international terminal. Both the terminals are built in typical Kerala style architecture. The arrival and departure halls in the domestic terminal can handle 400 incoming and outgoing passengers. The international terminal has the capacity of handling 2000 incoming and 12000 outgoing passengers. Both the terminals have a fire detection and control system, state-of-the-art closed circuit camera systems, and computerized check-in counter displays.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

You can shop for world-class products at Cochin Airport. The duty-free shop maintained by the airport has a variety of items such as the finest wines, beer, travel accessories, perfumes, and electronic items. It is the largest duty-free shop in all of Asia!

Relax in the ‘Heaven on Earth’ spa in the airport while you await your flight. The airport also has many bookstalls which have a wide range of reading material. Spend time at the lounge bar Fire Fly or shop for traditional Kerala handicrafts. Facilities like postal service, childcare rooms, first-aid rooms, aero bridges, and Wi-Fi can be utilized at Cochin Airport. Shop and snack on the go at shops like Kerala Spices and Oil, Pop and Go, Wrap and Roll, and Lil Tiffin.

Transport Facilities

The Cochin International Airport is located 45 km away from the city center. There are private car rental and taxi companies whose services can be availed to reach the city. The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) provides Volvo, ordinary, and A/C buses to Fort Kochi and many places in and around the city. There are many automated pre-paid taxi counters in the airport which ensure a hassle-free travel to any part of the city. The Kochi Sea Port and the main railway line from Delhi to Kanyakumari (Alwaye and Angamaly stations) are also located near the airport.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Stay at plush hotels in Kochi such as Vivanta by Taj, Kochi Marriot Hotel, Le Meridian, and the Brunton Boatyard. If you are looking for affordable options, then bunk at Hotel Fort Queen, Brisbane Lodge, Mareena Regency, Vasco Da Gama Inn, or Paulson Park Hotel. If you are in search for beachfront hotels, then your options are Heather Holiday Homes, Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, The Poovath Heritage, and Sea Line Beach Resort among others. These hotels also provide free Wi-Fi connectivity.

Explore Cochin!

Cochin is a tourist’s paradise and there are plenty of places to explore in and around the city. Fort Kochi Beach, Mattancherry Palace, Bolghatty Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Palliport Fort, Santa Cruz Basilica, Vasco House, and Saint Francis Church are few interesting places to visit. Enjoy bird-watching at the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary or enjoy the sight of the coast from Marine Drive.

FAQs

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Cochin airport?
A. Air India, Tiger Airlines, and Etihad Airways are the cheap flights that operate from Cochin airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Cochin airport?
A. The airport code for Cochin airport is COK.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Cochin airport? 
A. Cochin to Jeddah is one of the most frequent international routes from this airport.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Cochin airport? 
A. Cochin to Bangalore is one of the most frequent domestic routes from Cochin airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Cochin airport?
A. The first flight from Cochin Airport is IndiGo 6E 253, which takes off from the airport at 12:25 AM to Pune.

Q. Which is the last flight from Cochin airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Cochin Airport is SpiceJet SG 017 that leaves the airport at 11:45 PM to Dubai.

Q. How do I get to Kadavanthra from Cochin airport?
A. You can take a cab to get to Kadavanthra from Cochin airport.

Q. How can I get to Fort Kochi from Maradu?
A. You need to take a cab in order to get to Fort Kochi from Maradu.

Q. What is the best means to tour Cochin city?
A. KTDC operates guided tours of the city. You can take that or rent a car.

Q. Are there local buses from Cochin airport to Thrissur?
A. Yes, there are KSRTC buses from Cochin airport to Thrissur.

Q. Can I get a taxi to Munnar from Cochin airport?
A. Yes, you can get a taxi to Munnar from Cochin airport.

Q. Is there local train connectivity from Cochin airport?
A. Yes, there is local train connectivity from Cochin airport.

Q. How long will it take me to get from Cochin airport to Kangarappady?
A. It will take you around 45 minutes to get from Cochin airport to Kangarappady.

Q. What transport options are available from Cochin airport?
A. There are buses, taxis, car rentals and trains available from Cochin airport.

Q. What is the best means to get to Mattancherry Palace from the Cochin airport?
A. The best means to get to Mattancherry Palace from the Cochin airport is to take a cab.

Q. How do I get to Thripunithura from Cochin aiport?
A. You need to take a cab to get to Thripunithura from Cochin airport.

Q. Which is the largest and most popular beach in Cochin?
A. Fort Kochi Beach is the largest and most popular beach in Cochin.

Q. Are there any Scuba diving centers in Cochin?
A. Yes, Scuba Cochin is a popular Scuba diving center in Cochin.

Q. What is the local food of Cochin one should try?
A. Fried prawns, Appam, Chuttuli Meen and Dhe Puttu are some of the local food of Cochin one should try.

Q. What are the must-buys in Cochin?
A. A number of local handicrafts can be bought from the state emporium and a number of spices and masalas that are available in Kerala.

Q. What are the good budget shopping markets of Cochin?
A. MG Road, Bazaar road and Broadway are some of the good budget shopping markets of Cochin.

Q. What are the must-see monuments of Cochin?
A. Fort Kochi, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch palace are some of the must-see monuments of Cochin.

Q. What are the cruise timings for the Sagar Rani Boat cruise?
A. The timings for the morning cruise are from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and that of the Sunset cruise is from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Q. Is there a good attraction for Children in Cochin?
A. Cochin Children's Science Park is a good attraction for Children in Cochin.

Q. What are the activities one can engage in at the Fort Kochi beach?
A. You can take a boat cruise, engage in fishing and swim at the Fort Kochi beach.

Q. How far is Hill Palace museum from the Cochin airport?
A. Hill Palace museum is 32 km away from the Cochin airport.

Q. Which 4-star hotel would you recommend within 10 km of Cochin airport?
A. Hotel Airlink Castle is a decent 4-star hotel within 10 km of Cochin airport.

Q. What is a good family hotel near the Cochin airport?
A. Flora Airport Hotel is a good family hotel near the Cochin airport.

Q. Are there decent budget hotels in Poonithura?
A. The Classik Fort is a decent budget hotel in Poonithura.

Q. What are some cheap hotels in Kakkanad?
A. Pleasant Inn and Royal Residency are some cheap hotels in Kakkanad.

Q. Would you recommend the Beith Hotel as a good option to stay with family?
A. Yes, Beith Hotel is a good option to stay with family.

Q. Name some three star hotels near Hill palace museum?
A. Hill Palace Hotel & Spa and NM Royale County are some three star hotels near Hill palace museum.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Cochin airport?
A. Sapphire Inn and Hotel Gee Bee Palace are some of the cheap hotels near Cochin airport.

Q. Can you tell me names of some budget hotels near Cochin airport?
A. Anna Residency and Lotus8 Hotels are some budget hotels near Cochin airport.

Q. Which 5-star hotel is near Cochin airport?
A. SAJ Earth Resort is a 5 star hotel near Cochin airport.

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Cochin airport?
A. Courtyard by Marriott, Lotus8 Hotels and Flora Airport Hotel are the most popular hotels near Cochin airport.

Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Cochin airport?
A. Saudi Arabian Air, Tiger Airlines, and Virgin Australia are the most popular airlines that operate from Cochin airport.

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