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Cochin Airport

General information

Cochin Airport in is the busiest airport in Kerala (“Land of Coconuts”). The state of Kerala is one of the richest and most developed regions in India, an ideal starting point for a trip through the south of India. The airport is located near Kochi and about half way between Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode are the three largest cities in Kerala. Kochi was called Cochin until 1996, hence the name of the airport. Cochin Airport is the world’s first airport fully powered by solar energy.


Where is Cochin Airport situated?

The airport is located in the south of India northeast of Kochi.

How many terminals does Cochin Airport have?

Cochin Airport consists of three terminals known as T1 Domestic Terminal, T2 Business Jet Terminal and T3 International Terminal. Terminal 3 is a modern terminal opened in 2017, a beautiful four-storey building in Kerala style. Terminal 3 is home to 15 life-size elephant statues. The terminals at Cochin Airport are within walking distance of each other.

Airport Map



The distance from Cochin Airport to the centre of Kochi is 35 kilometres. By car, it takes 60 minutes to get to the centre of Kochi.

From COK Airport to Kochi City centre by Car
35 km

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Cochin Airport by public transport. Visit the Cochin Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Cochin Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Kochi is about ₹ 900.-. Book your taxi at Cochin Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From COK Airport to Kochi City centre by Taxi
35 km
₹ 900.-

Book a taxi

Airport parking

Cochin Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Cochin Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Cochin Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Cochin Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Cochin Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Cochin Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • IndiGo
  • Air India
  • SpiceJet
  • Emirates
  • Qatar Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Cochin Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Once Upon The River - Cochin International Airport, Cochin

Set in Cochin, 45 km from Kochi Biennale, Once Upon The River - Cochin International Airport offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. This 4-star resort offers room service and free WiFi.


Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport, Nedumbassery

Situated within a convenient 5-minute drive from Kochi International Airport, Courtyard by Marriott is a modern premier 5-star hotel that features 2 dining options, an outdoor swimming pool, serene spa and a 24-hour fitness centre.


Ebenezer Plaza, Nedumbassery

Ebenezer Plaza is located in Nedumbassery. Featuring free shuttle service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk as well as free WiFi.

Hotels in Kochi

Looking for the best hotels in Kochi? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Grand Hotel, Cochin

Grand Hotel is located in Ernakulam City, 5 minutes’ drive away from the railway and bus stations. It features a 24-hour business centre, 24-hour room service, and free private parking.


The Postcard Mandalay Hall, Kochi, Cochin

The Postcard Mandalay Hall, Kochi in Cochin features 5-star accommodation with a garden and a restaurant. With an outdoor swimming pool, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.


Poetrie Homestay, Ernakulam

Located in Ernakulam, 600 metres from Fort Kochi Beach and less than 1 km from Kochi Biennale, Poetrie Homestay provides accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and a shared lounge.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Cochin Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Kochi: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Ride in a tuk-tuk with an expert driver/guide to discover the popular landmarks of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry and discover the history of the city’s former colonial districts.


Cochin: Half-Day Backwater Village Eco Boat Cruise W/ Lunch

Cruise the fabled Keralan backwaters on a non-mechanized, covered boat tour from Fort Cochin. See the villages along the lush canals. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch in the countryside.

Tour & transport

Alleppey / Alappuzha Backwater Canoe (Shikara) Cruise

Day Cruise on a small motorized canoe boat also called as "Shikara" in the Backwaters of Aleppey. The cruise will cover the Backwaters and village areas of Aleppey and is the perfect shore excursion.


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