Kannur does not have an airport of its own yet, but it is under development and should be operational by 2017. The closest airport to Kannur is located at Calicut. The Calicut International Airport is connected to all major cities in the country and some international destinations like Dubai, Doha, Bahrain and other Gulf cities.
Nearest Airport: The closest airport to Kannur is the Calicut International Airport at Kozhikode located at a distance of 84 km from the beach town.
Safety Suggestion: It is safe to fly to Kannur via Kozhikode throughout the year.
Kannur is well connected by bus to major towns in Kerala and other neighbouring states. There are many bus stands in the town, but the Central Bus Stand and the KSRTC bus stands are the key ones and where you can catch buses to Mysore, Coimbatore, Thrissur, Madikeri, Ooty, Bengaluru and more. There are private bus companies like Golden Travels, Kalpaka Travels, Ashoka Travels and others that offer a range of buses from sleeper to semi-sleeper and push back coach seats with AC and non-AC options. But most travellers prefer to use the KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transportation Corporation) buses for long distance journeys.
Journey Suggestion: Kannur is located on National Highway 66 that connects Mangalore and Kozhikode. The condition of the road network in and around Kannur is not too shabby, and journeys should be comfortable enough. For long distance journeys make sure you book a comfortable bus and stock up on fluids if travelling during the peak summer season.
The railway station at Kannur is a busy hub along the Southern Railway route. Daily trains run between Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram that connect this coastal town to other major cities across the country. From Kannur, there are trains to Yeshwantpur, Ernakulam, Mangalore, Mysore, Alappuzha and more.
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