Kochi Transportation

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    Kasha driving the rickshaw
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  • TAXIO - AIRPORT TRANSFER/SHUTTLE SERVICE

    by adi1989 Written Jun 20, 2014

    The Best option is to hire a radio taxi service, TAXIO (Call 0484-4440444 ) or Visit www.taxio.in [3] Hassle free, no bargaining and has fixed prices, Based on reviews their service is consistent. Only drawback is that you have to book at least 2hrs in advance to your arrival or departure time for pick up or drop. Best option for solo women travellers as their vehicles are constantly GPS tracked by control room and all driver's background have been verified . Cabs for outstation trips/ packages are available without extra airport charges. They accept credit cards and have automated bill receipt system as well.

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  • TAXIO RADIO TAXI SERVICE

    by adi1989 Updated Jun 20, 2014
    TAXIO - CITY, RADIO TAXI SERVICE
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    Radio Taxi Service TAXIO is the most cost effective,safe,comfortable way to move across the city and they are cheap. You can hail a cab on road, call 0484-4440444 or book online through www.taxio.in [14] Their minimum fare starts at just Rs90/- only. Best option for solo women travellers as their vehicles are constantly GPS tracked by control room and all driver's background have been verified.They are now available at most Shopping Malls and public places. GPS enabled. Uniformed and background verified Drivers. New Clean Cars. Like in most western countries TAXIO is marked with sign on the top and are easy to identify and their taxi's have meters inside the cab. The best part is their rates are transparent and fixed like abroad, bill or receipt are available & Credit cards are accepted. Basically you do not have to bargain or negotiate. Just book a cab and travel hassle free. Huge fleet assures constant & quick availability.

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    Local Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Driver Anas

    by aussirose Updated Apr 18, 2014

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    Anas Tuk Tuk driver & aussirose Fort Kochi
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    Anas our local Tuk Tuk driver for 2 days was awesome! :o) It is so cheap to hire the Tuk Tuk's .... why would you want to walk in the heat, when you can have the breeze on your face sitting in the back seat of the Tuk Tuk in comfort whilst you watch the colourful sights of Fort Kochi pass by :o)

    Anas took such good care of us and at the end we became good friends, exchanging pictures of our families and children. Last meal we had we could not let Anas sit outside, so invited him in to share with us.

    Please ask your hotel to phone Anas on the number below to take you around too. Oh and show him this pic to jog his memory and say g'day to him from Ann and Howard, Australia :o)

    Stay in the Best Homestay!! - Trip Advisor Recommended.

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    To Kochi & From The Airport

    by Donna_in_India Written Mar 7, 2013

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    Pre-Paid Taxi Counter
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    Cochin (COK) airport is an international airport but the terminal is small and manageable. Kochi is well connected to major cities in India. Some of the airlines that fly into Kochi include: SpiceJet, Indigo, Go Air, Air India, Jet Airways, and JetKonnect. You can check makemytrip.com or cleartrip.com to compare flight schedules and fares, but I'd recommend booking directly on the specific airline's site so you won't pay a service charge and won't have any hassles if you need to change your flight.

    The airport itself is very small. Once you arrive head for the pre-paid taxi counter. The ride to Fort Kochi can be long depending on traffic (at least an hour - can be closer to an hour and a half so allow plenty of time getting back to the airport for your flight out). Fare should be around Rs 1000 depending on the type of car you want.

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    Motorcycles, Scooters, & Bicycles

    by Donna_in_India Written Mar 7, 2013

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    In Fort Kochi you can rent a bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle to get around. In almost all Indian cities, I would never recommend doing so (even in Goa, it can be a little rough!), But in Fort Kochi I think it's a great way to get around. The atmosphere is so casual and relaxing and the traffic is light - and not so crazy as in other places!

    Rates run about $15-25 per day for motorcycles depending on the type you rent and the season. Weekly rates are cheaper. Scooters and bicycles are also less.

    You'll find signs advertising rentals as you walk around or you can ask at your hotel.

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    Rickshaws & Buses

    by Donna_in_India Updated Mar 7, 2013

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    Fort Kochi is a fairly compact area and it's very easy to walk to most places of interest. For places further out, although there are red buses (Rs 4), I'd recommend taking a rickshaw. Be sure to negotiate a price before you get in or that the driver is using the meter. Meter rates are a minmum of Rs 12 for 3 km. You can hire a rickshaw to take you to several places and he will wait for you at each place. This is the best option.

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    Ferry

    by illumina Updated Dec 18, 2010

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    There are regular boat services every 20-30 minutes, from Ernakulam to Fort Kochi. We found that the ferry to Fort Kochi main jetty cost 2.5 rupees (250paise), and coming back from the jetty near the synagogue to Ernakulam cost 3.5INR (350 paise). Very cheap, probably faster than the bus, and my partner even caught a glimpse of a dolphin (sadly I missed it!).

    At Ernakulam main jetty there are two queues for the ferries, one for men and one for women.

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  • Kovalam to Kochi

    by SANJOO Written Mar 6, 2010

    Take a train.

    The 2076 JAN SHATABDI Express leaves Trivandrum Central station TVC at 06.00 in the morning to reach Ernakulam Junction in Cochin ERS at 09.15 am. It covers the distance of 200 km in 03.15 hours. It has AC Chair Car; very comfortable - like an airline seating.

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    Air Asia from KL to Cochin

    by cochinjew Written Feb 13, 2010
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    Just four hours and you land at Cochin.. a journey which took many of the malayalees of malaysia nearly one month to accomplish about sixty years ago!
    convenient schedules, not needing to spend a night on the plane. efficiency of air asia and the price is right.

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    Prepaid Taxi at Cochin International

    by cochinjew Written Feb 13, 2010

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    As you leave the Customs area, directly in front of you is the Pre Paid Taxi office. They have set fees to take you to Cochin, fares depending upon where you wish to go. I am told there is a bus running to downtown ernakulam but after a flight with some luggage, i opted for the taxi
    510 indian rupees slightly over ten dollars for the air conditioned white ambassador car to Hotel Metropolitan near the Railway station in Ernakulam

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    Efficiency at Cochin International Airport

    by cochinjew Written Feb 13, 2010

    Air Asia from KL arrived on time at 1600. Doors opened at 1605. I was first out of the plane and the first on the Immigration Line. 1610 had already been through immigration and Collected the bags. 1615 paid for the taxi and 1620 I was inside the taxi on my way to Metropolital Hotel in Ernakulam.
    I have noticed that since they stopped checking people and their baggage going back about 10 years, the immigration and customs procedures are a breeze. Good on You Cochin

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    Travelling by bus, coach and taxi

    by ranger49 Written Jan 1, 2010

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    I daresay things will be different now but none of the vehicles we travelled in were air-conditioned, and some might even have been described as bone-shakers.Rural roads were often bumpy and driving habits sometimes on the scarey side - particularly in traffic. However in spite of constant hooting of the horn. It did not appear to be aggressive driving. None of our journeys by road were very long but it was good to have bottled water because it did get very hot.
    Look out for the colourfully painted buses and lorries!

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    Ferry

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 21, 2009

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    I arrived in Ernakulum on the train from Coimbatore after visiting Ooty and took an auto-rickshaw to the ferry jetty for Kochi. Ferries, here, depart every 40 minutes or so and operate from between 6am and 9.30pm and cost Rs3. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Kochi.

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    From Cochin Port to Cochin Airport

    by cochinjew Written Feb 19, 2009

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    Greetings from Cochin.. i am here just for the day.. and Sunil from the Touristland Tours and Travels tells me that one and half hours for the ride from the port to the airport and then at least one hour before the flight. you might want to ask the taxi driver to show you some sights on the way..if you have any questions sunil will answer for you +919387777113
    you can check my tips on the frustrations about transport in and around Cochin.

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    Train ride

    by alycat Written Feb 14, 2009
    Train station- Cochin

    Ernakulum is actually the name of a place in Cochin city, its like Brooklyn in New York. So most of the time the train is sold or advertised as say Delhi-ernakulum or Bombay-ernakulum and you are like looking to go to Cochin but cant find transport that takes you there.

    So guys here it is, the worst kept secret, Ernakulum is actually in Cochin city, so go ahead and book that ticket to Ernakulum and you will definitely land in Cochin, trust me!!

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