Arrival and local transport

Kochi's international airport is at Nedumbassery, near Alwaye(aka Alua), 26km to the north of Ernakulam. There are two main railway stations-Ernakulam Junction near Jos junction in the heart of the town(T)131, and Ernakulam Town, 4km further north. No trains run to Fort Cochin or Mattancherry. The Cochin Harbour Terminus, on Willingdon Island, serves the luxury hotels on the Island. the KSRTC central bus stand ,beside the rail line east of MG Road and north of Ernakulam Junction, is for state-run long-distance services. There are also two stands for private services the Kaloor stand (rural destinations to the south and east) is across the bridge from Ernakulam Town railway station on the Alway Road; while the High Court stand (buses to Kumily, for Periyar Wildlife Reserve, and north to Thrissur, Guruvayur and Kodungallur) is opposite the High Court ferry jetty. The Fort Cochin bus stand serves tourist buses and local services to Ernakulam.