Kochi Railway Station

Kochi is one of the busiest and popular cities in southern India. People from every corner of the country visit the city for various reasons ranging from tourism, education to better health facilities. The department in Kochi has taken great effort in making this southern city well connected to north, east and western parts of India. Kochi currently has three major railways stations - Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town Railway Station and Aluva railway station. All the three stations have facilities for both intra and interstate trains.

Kochi Railway Station Enquiry

Ernakulam Junction is the biggest station among the three. Majority of the long distance trains halt here. The station is supervised by Southern Railway Zone of India Railways and falls under Thiruvananthapuram Railway Division. The station is well-maintained and is acknowledged as A1 graded station of southern India. The junction has four lines for four different directions – northern line towards Shonur, eastern line towards Kottayam, southern line towards Alappuzzha and south-western line towards Willingdon Island.

There are also a number of stations in the Greater Kochi region. Most of the local trains cross through this region. Localities refer to Ernakulam Junction as Ernakulam north or simply north and Ernakulam Town Station as south. The south station witnesses as many as 128 trains daily, while the north is mainly reserved for long distance trains. Among the local and smaller stations Edapally station, Thripunithura, Kalamaserry, Kumbalam, Nettor and Aroor are the busier and important ones. Ernakulam Terminus, a station located just beside the High Court, is famous for its historic significance. It is said that Mahatma Gandhi and British Viceroy visited Kochi through this station. Ernakulam Terminus is the first railway station in Kochi but since 1960, this station has been abandoned for local passengers. Today, this station is used as goods depot for Southern Railways.

Facilities available at Ernakulam Junction are:

  • ATM
  • Cyber Cafe
  • Escalator
  • Foot Over Bridge
  • IRCTC Restaurants
  • Integrated Survelliance Post by Excise & Commercial Taxes Department
  • Online Reservation counters
  • Passenger Waiting Hall with transit lodging facility
  • Parcel Booking Office
  • Railway Mailing service (RMS) office
  • Railway Protection Force - Circle Office
  • Pre-Paid Autorickshaw counters
  • Pre-Paid Parking space

Kochi Railway enquiry numbers:
Ernakulam Junction - 484 131
Ernakulam Town - 484 2390920 / 2395198
Cochin Harbour Terminus - 484 2666050
Kochi Railway Station Code – ERS

Hotels near Kochi Railway Station


Kochi railway station

Many tourists prefer to stay at a lodge or hotel located near the railway station for better conveyance. There are a number of good lodging options near the station:

Hotel Cochin Tower
Lisie Junction, Kochi
Kochi - 682018
Railway Station: 0.5 KM

The Renaissance Cochin
P. B. No – 2310
Palarivattom
Kochi -682025
Railway Station: 2 KM

The Avenue Regent
39/2026, M.G. Road
Kochi-682016
Railway Station: 0.5 KM

The Metropolitan
Near South Railway Station
Kochi - 682016
Railway Station: 0.4 KM

Abad Atrium Hotel
M.G Road, Cochin,
Kochi - 682035
Railway Station: 2 KM

Hotel Abad Metro
Rajaji Road,
Kochi - 682035
Railway Station: 2 KM

Mermaid Hotel
Mermaid Complex,
Kaniampuzha Road, Vyttila
Kochi - 682019
Railway Station: 4 KM

Riviera Suites Cochin
Pandit Karuppan Road
Thevara Water Front
Kochi - 682013
Railway Station: 5 KM

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