The district can be reached by road, rail, air and water transport.

Road Transport

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates 20 units comprising of nine depots, seven sub depots and four operating centres in Thiruvananthapuram district. The corporation plies 1308 buses in 1171 schedules, transporting 11 lakh commuters daily.


Thiruvananthapuram is connected to the rest of the country by broad gauge railway line. The doubling work of the 65 kms. Kollam – Thiruvananthapuram line is completed. Eighty two kms of railway line passes through the district,  of which 50 kms. is towards the north (upto Kappil) and 32 kms. towards the south (upto Parassala) from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Station.

Railway Stations in the district

Distance from Thiruvananthapuram Central Station

1. Parassala

32 kms

2. Dhanuvachapuram

24 kms.

3. Amaravila

21 kms

4. Neyyattinkara

18 kms

5. Balaramapuram

14 kms

6. Nemom

8 kms

7. Thiruvananthapuram Central

0 kms

8. Pettah

2 kms

9. Kochuveli

6 kms

10. Veli

9 kms

11. Kazhakootom

13 kms

12. Kaniyapuram

17 kms

13. Murukkumpuzha

21 kms

14. Perunguzhi

24 kms

15. Chirayinkeezh

28 kms

16. Kadakkavoor

32 kms

17. Akathumuri

34 kms

18. Varkala

41 kms

19. Edava

44 kms

20. Kappil

50 kms

In Thiruvananthapuram district, computer reservation facilities are available in the Central Railway Station, Varkala Railway Station and Pattom (LIC Building), from there the passenger can reserve berth/ seat for any train, operating from any zone of Indian Railways. From Kappil to Parassala there are 20 railway stations. Credit cards are also accepted for reservation of seats / berths.

Water Transport

The district’s eastern coastline and its rivers and lakes, provide ample scope for water transport. The waterway from Thiruvananthapuram to Kottapuram in Kozhikode district, which was made possible by the two tunnels of 282 metres and 721 metres, constructed in 1877 and 1880 respectively at Varkala is now defunct. Projects and schemes are underway for reviving these waterways.

The container transhipment project proposed at Vizhinjam also holds prospects for reaching the district by sea.


Ser vices are being operated by domestic and international airlines from the Thiruvananthapuram International Air Port. They include 69 international and 28 domestic services in a week. Of the domestic services, Indian Airlines operates 21 services and Jet Airways 7 as on December 2003.

The number of international services are: Air India -20, Indian Airlines -14,  Gulf Air - 7,  Sri Lankan Airways - 7, Oman Airways - 7, Qatar Airways - 7, Kuwait Airways – 4 and Silk Air –3.

The destinations include Kuwait, Mascot, Jeddah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Colombo, Bahrain, Singapore, Male etc.

Domestic services operated by the Indian Airlines are between Thiruvananthapuram and cities such as, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Trichy.

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