The now-defunct Quilon Aerodrome or the Kollam Airport was functional during the 1920s and continued to be functional until 1932, even when the Trivandrum International Airport became the main airport. The Trivandrum International Airport is well connected to several cities via airlines such as Air Arabia, Air India, Air Pegasus, Emirates, Etihad Airways, flyDubai, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Maldivian, Malindo Air, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, SilkAir, Spice Jet and SriLankan Airlines. There are flights to and from domestic and international cities like New Delhi, Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Bahrain, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Doha, Dammam, Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Sharjah, and Colombo.
Nearest Airport: The nearest functional airport is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is 57 km from Kollam.
Safety Suggestion: Flying to Trivandrum to get to Kollam is quite safe. Rarely are flight activities disrupted due to bad weather conditions.
Kollam is connected to several cities by bus. KSRTC or the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has buses plying to and from Kollam at a regular frequency, connecting it to several places within Kerala. Private buses connect Kollam to many cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Erode, Kalpetta, Kannur, Kanyakumari, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mallapuram, Mangalore, Mysore, Palakkad, Pune, Salem, Sulthan Bathery, Trichy, Trichur, Udupi and Velankanni. Some of the bus operators with bus services to and from Kollam include A1 Travels, Galaxy Express, Galaxy Travels, Golden Pearl Travels, Green Line Express, Kallada Travels, Kerala Lines, KSBC Travels, No. 1 Air Travels and Phoenix Travels.
Journey Suggestion: Kollam receives heavy rainfall and this often worsens the condition of the roads. Nevertheless, travelling to Kollam by road is the most common way to enter the city. Make sure you plan a trip during the day as travelling on the uneven roads at night could get discomforting.
The Kollam Junction railway station is the second largest railway station in Kerala. It is well connected to several cities in India. These include Ahmedabad, Alappuzha, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bilaspur, Bikaner, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa, Guwahati, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanyakumari, Kochi, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Palakkad, Pune, Rajkot, Salem, Surat, Vadodara, Vellore, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.
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