The nearest airport is Cochin, 64 kms to the North. Thiruvananthapuram International airport is 159 kms to the south.
Alappuzha is on the NH 47 highway and is connected to all important towns in South India.
Bangalore: 14.00 (17 hrs)
Coimbatore: 06.15 (7 hrs)
Cochin: Frequent buses (1½ hrs)
Trivandrum: Frequent buses ( 3½ hrs)
Quilon: Buses going to Trivandrum passes through Quilon (2 hrs)
There are also frequent buses to Kottayam, Trichur, Palghat and Calicut.
Alappuzha is linked by rail to cities like Cochin, Chennai, Kolkota, Bangalore and Bokaro.The railway station is situated 5 kms away from the bus station and ferry station.( Enquiry Phone : 253965, 253865)
Ernakulam: 06.00, 07.35, 09.40,
14.30, 15.00, 15.45, 18.05, 19.15
Guruvayoor: 12 midnight
Kannur: 15.45 (Daily except Wed. & Sat)
Trivandrum: 00.40, 07.25.
Alappuzha is linked by boat service through the backwaters to Quilon, Changanassery, Kottayam, Cochin, Kumarakom, Kovalam and Chengannur.
The ferry station (Ph : 0477 - 252015) and bus station are close to each other. The ferry boats from Alleppey passes through scenic backwaters.
Kottayam : 07.30, 10.00, 11.30, 14.30, 17.30 ( 3hrs)
Changanassery : 10.00, 13.45, 17.30 (3 hrs)
Nedumudy : Frequent ( 1 hr)
Quilon : At present there is no public ferry.