TRANSPORTATION

ROAD

National highway connects alapuza town to other major cities likemumbai,udupi,mangalore,kannur,kozikode,ernakulam and thrivandrum

state highway is an important road which connects alapuza town with kottayam district.state highway is an interstate highway in alapuza district which connects alapuza town with madurai in thamil nadu

Water

The presence of a lot of backwaters and canals makes water transport a popular means of transport. National waterway-3 passes through Alappuzha. There is a SWTD boat jetty in the city that lies opposite to the KSRTC bus stand. It is served by boat services to Chaganasserry town and kottayam,kollam cities besides other small towns and jetties. Availing an SWTD boat is a cheaper alternative to houseboats for visiting tourists.

Rail

Alapuza is linked by Ernakulam-kayamkulamcoastel railway line and connects to cities like Trivandrum, kollam, cochin, coimbathor, chennai, delhi, bokaro and mumbai.The railway station is about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the heart of the city. A total of four trains originate from Alappuzha to cities like kannur, chennai, dhanbad and tatanagar. There are a lot of local trains running throughout the day, which connect Alappuzha to other towns near by. Since Alappuzha is a prime destination, trains from important cities like delhi, chandigarh, hydrabad, bangalore, mangalore, kozikode and amritsar pass through this station.

Air

Cochin intwenational airport, which is 78 kilometres to the North, is the closest airport. Thiruvananthapuram international airport, 159 kilometres to the South, is the other airport that links the district with other countries. International tourists use these airports to reach Alappuzha. The other nearest airports are located at kozikode and coimbathore. A helipad in the town is reserved for government uses.