Transportation Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is connected to all places by means of roadways, railways and airways. The railway in Thiruvananthapuram district is under the Thiruvananthapuram division of Southern railway. The total length of the railway line in this district is 82 kms. There are 20 railway stations here which includes Varkala, Dhanuvachapuram, Murukkampuzha, Veli, Akathumuri, Kaniyapuram, Parashshala, Amaravila, Kochuveli, Edavai, Nemem, Kadakavur, Neyyattinkara, Kappil, Perunguzhi, Balaramapuram, Kazhakuttam, Pettah and Chirayinkizhu.

The roadways in Thiruvananthapuram district are well developed. The National highway through this district is NH 47 and is of length 80 kms. The total length of the PWD roads here is 1552 kms. The State Highways that pass through Thiruvananthapuram include SH 1, SH 2, SH 3, SH 45, SH 46, SH 47 and SH 64. Some of the main bus stations in Thiruvananthapuram District are at Aryanad, Vellarada, Vellanad, Attingal, Pappanamcode, Kattakada, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Vizhinjam, Kaniyapuram, Parassala, Venjaramoodu, Palode, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram City, Peroorkada, Vikas Bhavan, Kilimanoor, Poovar, Vithura and Nedumangad.

There is an airport in Thiruvananthapuram called Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which provides both domestic and international services. There are flight services to places in India such as Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai etc as well as International flights to Singapore, Gulf countries, Colombo etc.

The water bodies in Thiruvananthapuram are suitable for water transportation. But there are two tunnels at Varkala which obstruct the easy movement. The State Government has taken some measures to complete the project of International deep water container transshipment at Vizhinjam. With the completion of this project, water transportation will be made easier.