Information & Facts
A number of hotels can be found less than a mile (500m) from the
Metered taxis are available outside Arrivals for both terminals.
Cochin International Airport offers pre-paid taxis through kiosks
found inside both the Domestic and International Terminals, these
need to be paid in cash. Fares to Ernakulam are Rs 500 and takes
approximately an hour, fares to Willington Island and Fort Kochi
cost approximately Rs 650.
Car parking facilities are available opposite the terminals.
Taxis are available outside the main terminal and there are
pre-paid taxi desks in the arrivals halls of both terminals. The
KSRTC bus stops outside the departures terminal and buses go to a
number of areas throughout Kerala. There is no train station at the
airport, however the railway line from Kanyakumari to Delhi is
adjacent to the airport between Alwaye and Angamaly Railway
A 24hr ATM can be found in the car park opposite both terminals.
Wi-fi is available throughout the terminal but access to an Indian
mobile telephone number is needed in order to register for the
service. There are a number of restaurants and snack bars as well
as book shops, curio stalls and a money exchange facility.
Although English is generally used for official and
business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by
about 40 percent of the population. Urdu is the language common
with the Muslim demographic. India has a total of 22 official
The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR), which is divided into
100 paise (singular paisa). Major currencies can be changed at
banks, and authorised bureaux de changes. It is impossible to
obtain rupees outside India, but no matter what time you arrive in
India there will be an exchange office open at the airport. It is
illegal to exchange money through the black market and it is
advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart
from the National Bank. It is best to change money into small
denominations. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely
accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs
are not generally available.
Terminals are located within walking distance of each other.