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 9:30am to 4 pm (IST). Sunday, Second Saturday and Fourth Saturday are holidays.

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

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

right_iconCudallore: 7.00am

right_icon Mysore: 7.00pm, 9.0pm

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

right_icon Mysore: 9.30 am

Contact information

KSRTC Thrissur: +91 487 2421150

Online booking:

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_icon Alleppey Chennai Express

right_icon Chennai Trivandrum Mail

right_icon Cochin Patna Express

right_icon Guwahati Cochin Express

right_icon Guruvayur Chennai Egmore Express

right_icon New Delhi Trivandrum Kerala Express

right_icon Mumbai CST Trivandrum Express

right_icon Rajkot Ernakulam Express

right_icon Mangalore Trivandrum Parasuram Express

Contact information


General Enquiry: +91 487 2423150

Train Arrivals Enquiry: 139

Alert Number for Train Passengers: +91 9846 200 100

Online booking:

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_icon IC 658 Indian Airlines

right_icon 9W484 of Jet Airways

right_icon 9W 2729 of Jet Airways

right_icon 9W 405 of Jet Airways

right_icon SG 1051 OF Spice Jet

right_icon IC 975 of Indian Airlines

right_icon IX 204 of Air-India Express

right_icon AI 048 of Air India

right_icon 9W 3518 of Jet Airways

right_icon ICCD 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



Kozhikode International Airport:

Ph: +91 483 2712630