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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the different ways to reach Kozhikode?

Kshitiz Ahuja DEC 10 2012
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Wondering how to reach Kozhikode of spices? Well, don't worry as the city is well connected, so you can choose any option according to your convenience. Just read on to know the available options.

  • Air
    Kozhikode has its own international airport called the Karipur International Airport which is located at a distance of 23 kilometres from the city and 28 kilometres from Kozhikode Railway Station. It is well connected to many major cities in India and abroad, specifically to many Gulf countries. Almost all major domestic and international airlines operate on a daily basis to cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa and also some other countries like Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha and Muscat.
    The tourist taxi charges about INR 400 from airport to the town.
  • Rail
    The city has its own railhead which is very well connected to important cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Coimbatore and Chennai to the south and Mangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata to the north. There are a number of local as well as inter-state trains that halt at the the station. You can take either a taxi or an auto form the station which will cost you according to the place you want to go.
  • Road
    The State Roadways Transport Corporation buses of the state of Kerala and Karnataka connect Kozhikode to many cities in Kerala and the neighboring states. The city has three bus stands with Kerala State Road Transportation Corporation's (KSRTC) intercity and inter-state buses operating frequently. You can opt for either an A/C luxury bus or a non A/C bus. The former costs between INR 500 to INR 1000, while the latter costs between INR 100 to INR 400, depending on the distance. Services of taxis and auto rickshaws can also be availed to travel within the state.

Buses are a good option if you have to reach the city from the neighboring states, otherwise all other options are equally available and convenient.

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