Air Travel

Most international flights land in Thiruvananthapuram or Kochi, though Calicut airport also serves the Middle East and Sri Lanka. Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, IndiGo, and Go Air cover domestic routes; most local carriers fly between Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Calicut.

Airport Transfers

Calicut's Karipur Airport is 23 km (14 miles) south of town; a cab will cost roughly Rs. 850 if it isn’t air-conditioned and Rs. 950 if it is.

Kochi's international airport is about 40 km (25 miles) east of the city; abominable traffic can make it a two-hour trip. A taxi will cost about Rs. 990 (no a/c) and Rs 1,134 (a/c). The small airport in Thiruvananthapuram is 6 km (4 miles) west of the city center; taxis charge about Rs. 450 to get to the city and about Rs. 500 to reach Kovalam. Prepaid taxi booths operate in all three of these airports.

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