Travel Guide

We recommend you to read this section when you plan to visit Thrissur.

There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency a tourist can bring to Thrissur.

In Thrissur, you can easily exchange foreign currencies at the banks. However, we recommend you to keep some amount of money in Rupee currency for any unforeseen emergency.

The banks will operate from 10am to 2 pm (IST) on weekdays and from 10 am to 12pm (IST) on Saturdays.

All major credit cards are accepted in main hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.

We also recommend you to carry cotton outfits, sunglasses, hats etc.

The city has reported very less crime rates and fewer endemic diseases. The city also has a great Health care system run by both government and private entities.
However, we recommend you to keep a copy of your proof documents like passport and keep them separate from originals. Carry the copies with you when you travel inside Thrissur.
Please take a note of these emergency numbers:
1. Police Station-100
2. Fire Station- 101
3. Ambulance-102, 1033
4. Accident care- 1099, 0487-2321500, 9287394235
5. Train Passenger helpline- 9846200100
6. Highway police: 9846100100
7. Helpline for Children- 1098

Thrissur follows Indian time zone IST (Indian Standard Time) which is 5 hours 30 minutes (5:30 hrs) ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +5.30).
India does not operate Daylight-Saving Time.
The International dialing code for India is +91 and for Thrissur is +91 487.


Travel Guide

If you are planning to visit Thrissur, then you can reach here by air from any part of India or International destination and by rail or road from any part of India.

By Road

You can access Thrissur by well connected and maintained road transport system. Thrissur has got several bus depots that connects you to other parts of the State and major cities of neighboring states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The main Bus Terminal is situated at the middle of the city and provides bus services for short routes.

You can access to Thrissur by hiring a cab or tourist bus through the well maintained road from any part of the country. The connected road in Thrissur will offer you an easy drive to all tourist spots.

The sign boards throughout the National Highway will guide you in and out of Thrissur city.

Distance in Kms to Thrissur from major towns in Kerala

right_iconGuruvayur – 27 km

right_iconPalakkad – 65 km

right_iconKochi – 71 km

right_iconAlappuzha – 130 km

right_iconKumarakom – 131 km

right_iconKottayam – 135 km

right_iconKollam-229 km

right_iconVarkala- 254 km

right_iconTrivandrum-282 km

Bus timings (IST) from main cities to Thrissur

Bangalore: 7.45 am, 8.45 am, 4.45 pm, 5.30pm, 6.20pm, 8.50pm, 11.20pm

Cudallore: 7.00am

Mysore: 7.00pm, 9.0pm

Palani: 6.45am, 8.30am, 9.10 am, 11.45am

Mysore: 9.30 am

Contact information

Webiste:www.keralartc.com

KSRTC Thrissur: +91 487 2421150

Online booking: www.keralartc.com

By Train

Almost all major trains passing through the region halts at the Thrissur railway Station. You can reach Thrissur from any part of India.

The railway tracks of Thrissur will connect you to all parts of India. If you prefer to travel to nearby destinations in Thrissur, you can prefer local trains and to travel to other parts of the country, prefer express trains.

The Railway station is well equipped to make your exploration by train comfortable.

Some of the major trains that pass through Thrissur are:

right_iconAlleppey Chennai Express

right_iconChennai Trivandrum Mail

right_iconCochin Patna Express

right_iconGuwahati Cochin Express

right_iconGuruvayur Chennai Egmore Express

right_iconNew Delhi Trivandrum Kerala Express

right_iconMumbai CST Trivandrum Express

right_iconRajkot Ernakulam Express

right_iconMangalore Trivandrum Parasuram Express

Contact information

Website: www.indianrail.gov.in

General Enquiry: +91 487 2423150

Train Arrivals Enquiry: 139

Alert Number for Train Passengers: +91 9846 200 100

Online booking: www.indianrail.gov.in

By Air

You can access Thrissur easily by air. The nearest airport is Nedumbassery (Cochin) International Airport which is located 58kms from Thrissur. Kozhikode (Calicut) airport is about 80kms from the city.

Major airlines that connect Thrissur with other parts of India are:

right_iconIC 658 Indian Airlines

right_icon9W484 of Jet Airways

right_icon9W 2729 of Jet Airways

right_icon9W 405 of Jet Airways

right_iconSG 1051 OF Spice Jet

right_iconIC 975 of Indian Airlines

right_iconIX 204 of Air-India Express

right_iconAI 048 of Air India

right_icon9W 3518 of Jet Airways

right_iconICCD 7587 Indian Airlines


On Departure at Nedumbassery airport, you can cover the distance to Thrissur by a privately hired cab or tourist buses. The international airport is well equipped with all infrastructural facilities to make your trip memorable.

You can find daily flights operating to and from Delhi, Bangalore, Calicut, Mumbai and Chennai at Nedumbassery International Airport.

Contact information

Nedumbassery International Airport:

Ph: +91 484 2610115, +91 484 3053000, +91 484 3053300

Email: pro@cial.aero

Website: http://cial.aero/

Kozhikode International Airport:

Ph: +91 483 2712630