Thiruvananthapuram has one of the busiest airports in the country and located just a few km from the Kovalam beach and the centre of the city. This is a major airport and serviced multiple carriers from both national and international origin points. Some of the carriers that service this airport are Air India and Air India Express, Indigo, Jet Airways, Spice Jet among others from cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata and smaller cities as well. International carriers such as Emirates, Etihad, Kuwait, Silk Air, Srilankan Airlines run to and from destinations like Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Doha, Singapore and many others.
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is the closest international airport by distance. The airport terminal is located about 5 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by taxis and buses.
Safety Suggestion: Thiruvananthapuram has a semi-tropical and savanna climate as it lies on the coastal side of the Western Ghats. Thus it receives rainfall perennially, which can further intensify during the monsoon season, resulting in some air turbulence. However, mishaps or accidents have never been reported at the Trivandrum International Airport.
Thiruvananthapuram being one of the major centres of commerce is very well connected by buses, not just to major cities in southern India but also to smaller cities within the region as well. Buses from Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Tiruchirapalli, Hyderabad, Coimbatore are readily available. Ticket prices usually range from Rs. 900 to 1500 from Bangalore and Chennai. AC buses have similar rates, but this is subjective to the distance travelled from other cities as well. AC buses to destinations close by are also readily available from here. Some of the most well-known tourist destinations close to Thiruvananthapuram serviced by buses include Ponmudi, Varkala, Neyyar Dam and many others. Some of the major operators are Parveen Travels, Srs Travels, Rathimeena Travels, SRM Travels, Kallada Travels, etc.
Journey Suggestion: Road conditions near Thiruvananthapuram are very good, especially if you are using the national highways or the state highways from either Tamilnadu or Karnataka and even within Kerala itself. Many national highways pass through or close to Thiruvananthapuram. The National Highway 47 passes right through Thiruvananthapuram and there are other highways such as NH 17, NH 49 that converge onto NH 47 as well.
The Thiruvananthapuram Railway station is one of the most important railway stations in southern India and falls on one of the longest routes within India which is the Kanyakumari-Thiruvananthapuram-Dibrugarh route. There are also many other trains daily from here to other important cities within India Such as Chennai, Guwahati, Bangalore and others.
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