and local transport
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.