Hi there!

 

If you want a day to take it easy, a cruise to the Kuttanad and Kainakary region of the Alleppey backwaters by way of a cheap public Alleppey ferry can do it for you!

 

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings. Boat schedule Alleppey backwaters. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings. Cheap Alleppey backwaters village tour. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

A trip to Kuttanad and back to the main part of Alleppey will take up no more than half your day.

With that in mind, what sounds like a perfect day of rest and relaxation?!

Depart on a See Kuttanad ferry in the morning or early afternoon, and then return back to your guesthouse near Alleppey Beach a few hours later!

 

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: 2 days in Alleppey. Cheap backwaters tour, where to stay guesthouse near Alleppey Beach, Funky Art Beach House. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

So first…

For the best things to do in Alleppey and the Alleppey backwaters on a budget, see canoekayaking, more ferry rides, and more about travel to Alleppey.

If your travels will take you to other parts of India too, also see the guide to backpacking in North India and backpacking in South India!

 

Now…

What are some things to know about the See Kuttanad ferry?

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timnigs: Public boat on Kerala backwaters, best cheap activities tours. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, South India.

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings. Alleppey backwaters canoe and houseboat. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.



Ultimate India backwaters activity: You can read the reviews for the overnight houseboat!

🥥 Read the reviews of these highly rated tours:



Ultimate India wellness activity: Kerala is known as the place that ayurveda started! You can read the reviews for the 14-day ayurveda yoga retreat in Kerala!

Ultimate India foodie activity: Every region of India has its unique cuisine! You can read the reviews for the 14-day chef-guided authentic culinary tour in Kerala!


There are affiliate links on this page.



 

Here are some things to keep in mind as you are planning a cheap half day trip to Kuttanad from Alleppey Beach or town.

 

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Best cheap Alleppey backwaters activities tours. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings. Alleppey backwaters boat jetty. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

 

How much does the See Kuttanad ferry cost?

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Cost of ticket price from Kerala state waterways. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

The cost of the ferry ticket depends on where you sit.

But either way, it’ll cost less than US$1.

You can consider it a cheap Alleppey backwaters tour!

You pay for your ticket once the ferry departs.

The ticket conductor will come around and you’ll pay based on where you’re sitting.

If you start off on the lower deck and then later go and sit on the upper deck, the ticket conductor will come around to have you pay accordingly.

 

Lower deck cost: 15 rupees

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Cost of ticket price lower deck. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

Upper deck cost: 40 rupees

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Cost of ticket price upper deck. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

How long is the ferry ride?

You’ll be sitting on the boat and cruising the Alleppey backwaters for around 1 to 1.5 hours one way.

Or you can stand if you prefer!

 

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Alleppey backwaters in Kainakary. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

How often does the ferry depart from Alleppey to Kuttanad?

There are usually around 5 trips daily from the Alleppey ferry station.

 

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings. Alleppey backwaters boat jetty. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

It will then stop at various ferry jetties along the way for locals who are getting around for their daily life activities.

 

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings. Cheap Alleppey backwaters village tour. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

How to get back to Alleppey

Return ferry trip

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Kainakary ferry station break. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

Once the boat reaches the final destination in Kuttanad, there may be about a 30 minute break.

Then the same boat will head back to the Alleppey ferry station in town. You’ll pay for another ticket to get back to Alleppey.

They will likely announce when the ferry will depart again and how much time you have.

If they don’t announce it, just be sure to ask if you plan on taking the ferry back.

 

Auto rickshaw

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Cost of rickshaw to Alleppey Beach. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

There will also likely be rickshaws nearby if you don’t want to wait for the ferry to leave Kuttanad, or if you don’t want to spend another hour on a boat.

Kuttanad is still relatively close to Alleppey town, so the time in the rickshaw is manageable.

It’ll be about a 30 minute ride.

The rickshaw cost from Kuttanad to Alleppey will be around 250 rupees (US$4).

My rickshaw ride back to my guesthouse near Alleppey Beach cost 270 rupees since it was located in a quieter part of the beach that’s further away from the main part of Alleppey Beach.

 

What is the See Kuttanad ferry schedule?

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Boat schedule from Alleppey ferry station in town. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

While the following is what was listed on the Kerala state waterways website, it’s best to confirm for accurate timings.

See Kuttanad ferry timings from the Alleppey ferry station in town:

  • 8:15am
  • 10:45am
  • 1:15pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 5:25pm

 

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings. Boat schedule Alleppey backwaters. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

How to confirm these boat timings to Kuttanad

First, see here for the latest list from the Kerala state waterways department.

Even with that list, the best thing would be to confirm directly with the station master at the Alleppey ferry station.

 

Alleppey See Kuttanad ferry timings: Alleppey ferry station master inquiry. Backpacking Kerala backwaters, India.

 

If you arrive to Alleppey by bus knowing that you’ll want to take the See Kuttanad ferry in the coming days, you can make the first stop upon your arrival to Alleppey the ferry station.

The ferry station is a short 5 minute or so walk from the bus station.

Otherwise, you can ask the guesthouse that you’re staying at about the ferry timings.

 

HAPPY SEE KUTTANAD FERRY RIDE!

 

How to spend one week in Kerala

How to spend one month in South India

 

Nervous about taking public transportation in India?! Sometimes just knowing what to expect can ease the mind! While I have traveled in India with travel partners (people I've met while traveling in India), here are some of my public transport trips in India, most of which I did as a solo female traveler:

For examples of general class train travel, see:
For examples of AC train travel, see:
For examples of local bus travel, see:
For examples of overnight bus travel, see:
See more backpacking India travel tips!