Taxi rates from Kochi Airport to Munnar

Are you looking for taxi rates from Kochi airport, railway station or Ernakulam to Munnar, read further. You can find cab rates and car rental charges here. Also, find out some of the reliable cab services in Ernakulam that operate cabs to Munnar.

Unless you are driving your own car, the most comfortable way to reach Munnar from Ernakulam, Kochi area is to go by taxi. You can get prepaid taxis from Kochi airport. From other places like railway stations and Ernakulam town, bus stations etc, you can either hire a taxi or hire a cab through tour operators.

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Taxi rates from Cochin Airport to Munnar

If you are planning to spend a few days in Munnar but do not want to keep a car all the time while you are in Munnar, your best option is to hire a one-way taxi to Munnar. Distance from Ernakulam to Munnar is about 140 km (125km from Airport). Typical taxi rate is Rs 13 per km for one way, which can go up to Rs 17 per km, depending on the type of the car and the agency you approach. Even if you hire a taxi for one way, you still have to pay for the return fare, which will make it about 270 km.

So, if you are planning to take a taxi to get dropped at Munnar, your estimated cost would be about Rs 3,500, which may go up further for bigger cars like Innova.

Rent a car

Renting a car in Cochin Airport just to get dropped at Munnar may not be the best option for most people. You may need to depend on local cabs to go around in Munnar and also you will need to take another long taxi drive to return from Munnar. Considering all these expenses, it may be much cheaper to hire a cab for a few days on a daily rent basis.

Daily rent for a cab is between Rs 1,300 to Rs 2,000, depending on the type of the car and your negotiation skills. There will be an additional driver bata of Rs 250 per day.

The best advantage of renting a car is, you can use the same car for local tours in and around Munnar and thus save cost. Most rental cars will have a daily limit of 80 to 100 km per day and you will have to pay additional charges for excess travel.

Taxi from Kochi airport to Munnar

Package tours with car

A more convenient option would be to book a car as part of your travel package. There are plenty of travel agencies in Kerala, offering you flexible travel plans. You can ask them to include a car in the package. The best advantage of such package tours is, they will plan your trip according to your interests and schedule. You don't have to waste any time looking for cab booking or checking out for places.

The primary advantage of all-inclusive tour packages is, everything will be taken care for you including the travel. You will be able to enjoy your vacation to the best without worrying about reservations or travel.

However, package tours are not the best option for budget-conscious travellers. Most package tours come at a premium price. If you are on a tight budget, you will be able to save costs by booking your own cab and hotels.

Which is the best option - hire a taxi, rent a car or choose a package tour?

If you don't care about spending some extra money for the sake of comfortable and worry-free holidays, package tours through reputed travel agencies are the best option. However, if you are on a tight budget, I would recommend you hire a taxi without going through any tour operators. When you hire a taxi through the tour operators, they will take a commission from the cab operators. By booking directly with the cab owners, you can negotiate and save on this commission cost.

Public transport to Munnar

If you think renting a car in Kerala is too expensive for you, don't worry. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates air-conditioned low floor buses to many tourist destinations including Munnar. Read more about low floor buses to Munnar. You can find out about various bus routes to Munnar.

KURTC operates low floor air-conditioned buses to various other tourist destinations as well, which is becoming popular as cheap transportation to tourist destinations in Kerala.

Read more about honeymoon resorts in Munnar.

Tea-plantations are not the only attractions in Munnar. Don't forget to visit places like Anayirangal dam, Eravikulam National Park, Tea Museum, Honey Bee Tree, Rose garden etc. Unfortunately, there are no Uber and Ola cabs in Munnar. If you like, you may hire a bike and go around the places yourself. If you are looking for night life, you will need to go to the town.

If you have some time in Kochi, you may go on a local backwater tour. I recently went on a day tour in a country style wooden boat through the backwaters of Kochi. Read more at Cochin Day Tours

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Review of Munnar Tea Country Resort: An experience to remember

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Guest Author: Vinit22 Jun 2016

Need info for travelling from Cochin airport to Munnar. we are 8 in total and spending 4 days in Munnar. Although our sole intention is not travelling around but spending lazy time in Munnar. So kindly suggest what mode of transport should we prefer.... Hire a car or just take one-way taxi (which can accommodate all 8 of us). Need more info on the taxi rates from Kochi airport to Munnar that would be involved and yes on need basis cabs are available in Munnar?
Budget situation: Tight :)

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Guest Author: Tarun04 Sep 2016

I want to book a cab from Cochin to Munnar. Please provide me a quotation. Also tell me price for 3 day itenary:

Start time 9.00 am DAy-1Kochi- Day2Munnar-Day3-Thekeddy-Day4Kumarkom-Day-5Cochi railway station (afternoon 1.30)

Guest Author: Satish Kumar19 Nov 2016

We are 9 person families group, and our tour program is as follow- On 7th Jan pickup us at Club Mahindra Resort, Poovar in Morning. From there we will start our journey, 1st we will go to Kanyakumari and nightsaty there , on 8th Jan afternoon we will depart for Rameswaram and night satay, on 9th Jan morning temple darshan, local sightseeing then departs for Munnar via Madurai. Night stay at Munnar. On 10th & 11th Jan Munnar local sightseeng and night stay. on 12th January morning we will departs for Thekkady through in way visiting the famous places. On 13th Payiyar and other sightseeing and night stay. On 14th early morning we will departs for Alleppey (Allpuzha BoatHouse). 7 person will stay At Boathouse and 2 person will go to Kochin airport. hence here we want that on 14 th Jan your vehicle drop the 7 person in Alleppey then go to drop the 2 person at Kochin airport then come back and stay at Alleppey. on 15th morning we 7 person will leave the boathouse and will go to Kochin hotel near airport and market for some shoping. On 15th evening we will leave the vehicle. We need AC car to accommodate my family. May be Tempo Traveller.

Guest Author: Vipin22 Aug 2017

Very informative article which can be a great help to those travelers who give importance to budget.

Yes, I will surely recommend Mr. Joseph. He was very supportive and helpful during our trip.

Guest Author: Reshma16 Nov 2017

Kerala is a popular tourist destination in India, where tourists from all over the world will be coming. Kochi being one of the major city in Kerala, this article is really helpful by giving important details such as taxi rates from Kochi airport as well as railway station to Kerala's major tourist spots, like Munnar. I need to know the charges of car rental from 22nd Dec from cochin airport to munnar for two days, allepy for one day, thekkady for 1 day and after that back to airport; for 3adults.

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