Houseboat in Alappuzha, Kerala
The bus stand and boat jetty are close to each other. The train station is 4 km south-west of the town centre. The DTPC Tourist Reception Centre and the Alleppey Tourism Development Cooperative (ATDC) The Bank of India on Mullakal Rd cashes! travellers cheques. Beside that Alleppey map will also guide you through the city streets.
The closest Alappuzha airport is located in Kochi, around 90 km away. Prepaid taxis are available to fetch you to Alappuzha.
The train station is about 4 km south-west of the town centre. The 57km journey to Ernakulam takes one hour. Important trains that run from here include Jan Shatabadi, Ernakulam Express, Netravati Express and Allepey Express.The first three connect to Trivandrum and Ernakulam both. Allepey Express runs to Chennai daily.
Buses operate regularly on the Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam- Alappuzha- Ernakulam route. From Thiruvananthapuram, it`s about 3¼ hours to Alappuzha by superfast / express bus. It takes l¾ hours to reach Ernakulam from Alappuzha. As about other cities the distance between Cochin to Alleppey is 53.2 km and from Bangalore to Alleppey is 593.4 km.
Like Kollam, Alappuzha is another point from which to explore the backwaters.