How to get to Alleppey from Munnar by bus

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. How to get to Alleppey from Munnar. Kerala by bus, public transportation. Backpacking India.

Munnar and Alleppey are a part of this one week Kerala itinerary.

 

You’re off to Alleppey!

GREAT!

There IS a bus that goes from Munnar to Alleppey.

You’ll be able to find a bus at the Munnar bus station that will take you to the Alleppey bus station.

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. Alleppey backwaters village. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

Along with the tips below for taking the bus from Munnar to Alleppey, be sure to take a look at this ultimate Alleppey travel guide and how to get to Alleppey to plan the best trip ever to Alleppey!

 

So, let’s talk…

MUNNAR…

Where you can’t forget to do a Kerala tea plantation trek.

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. Tea plantations. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

…TO…

ALLEPPEY!

Where you can’t forget to do a Kerala backwaters village tour.

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. Alleppey backwaters. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

If you’re going in the opposite direction, there are also direct buses from Alleppey to Munnar.

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. Road, tea plantations. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

 

Munnar to Alleppey train?!

Since Munnar is in the hills, there’s no train station nearby, which means Munar to Alleppey by train isn’t really an option.

Going by bus would be the most direct way to get to Alleppey.

But, if you want to arrive to Alleppey in style, then you can also get from Munnar to Alleppey in part by ferry!

 

 

Munnar to Alleppey taxi fare

It’s also a thing for tourists to hire a car with driver to get from place to place even when the drive is several hours long.

According to this Alleppey Beach guesthouse in 2019, the cost of a taxi from Munnar to Alleppey is probably around 4,500 rupees (US$65).

 

 

Now…

A bit more about how to get from Munnar to Alleppey by bus only

 

So first…

Always be sure to confirm bus timings because they can change.

The timings found online are good to give you an idea of what MIGHT be possible.

In the case that you aren’t up for timings available from the direct bus to Alleppey, another option could be to take a bus from Munnar to Cochin (there will be more buses to Cochin/Ernakulam than to Alleppey) and then you’ll find more buses from Cochin to Alleppey (locals will tell you “every 5 minutes”).

It may also be possible to take a bus from Munnar to Kottayam, and then Kottayam to Alleppey. 

So just know that in Kerala, there’s always a way to get to your next destination!

 

If you’ll be arriving to Munnar by bus, you can also head over to the “station master” when you arrive at the Munnar bus station, and ask there about your onward journey to Alleppey!

 

Now…

 

Munnar bus station

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings: Munnar bus station. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

Alleppey bus station

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings: Alleppey bus station. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

How long is the bus ride from Munnar to Alleppey?

You can probably expect to be on the bus for around 5-7 hours, depending on which bus you take.

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. Road to Alleppey, tea plantations. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

How much does the bus ticket cost?

You can likely expect the ticket price for a public bus from Munnar to Alleppey to cost around 150 – 200 rupees (US$2-3).

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. Road to Alleppey, hills. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

Now…

 

What time is the Munnar to Alleppey direct bus?

 

According to the aanavandi website, there are a few timings for direct buses that you can take from Munnar to Alleppey.

 

These timings are meant to give you an idea, and shouldn’t be used as an absolute! 

 

These are the listed Munnar to Alleppey bus timings:

Munnar to Alleppey direct bus timings schedule via aanavandi. Always confirm what time the bus is with the Munnar bus station or your Munnar guesthouse. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

Note that these are local government buses so they do make a number of stops, but these buses wouldn’t require a transfer. Get on the bus in Munnar, and then get off in Alleppey!

So in talking about public buses, it’s direct in the sense that you only have to take a single bus.

These buses also don’t require booking a ticket in advance. You’ll pay for your ticket once you get on the bus.

 

 

Confirm the bus timings

Don’t rely only on the aanavandi website to make your plans.

Basically, use it to get an idea for the kind of frequency you may be looking at for any given route.

In reality, there could be more or less bus timings. And, this is India, so buses can also be delayed.

You can also use the listed bus timings to get an idea for how long a bus journey may take for any given route. Again, a bus may take longer than what’s on the schedule.

If you’ll be arriving to Munnar by bus, you may consider stopping by the Munnar station master office and asking about bus timings to Alleppey before you head over to your guesthouse.

Otherwise, your Munnar guesthouse will likely be able to help you out and tell you when a direct bus from Munnar to Alleppey is available.

In Alleppey, here are the best areas of Alleppey to stay based on what you’re looking for out of your trip.

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. Where to stay in Alleppey. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

 

How to get from Munnar to Alleppey WITHOUT a direct bus

These are some other options to get to Alleppey if the direct bus doesn’t work out, or if you want to consider alternatives.

 

You can also get to Munnar by taking 2 buses:

OR…

There’s a good enough frequency of buses from Munnar to Cochin and to Kottayam, and to Alleppey from Cochin and  and from Kottayam to make this a reliable option.

 

Or, also consider another option – Munnar to Alleppey in part by ferry!

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. How to get to Alleppey from Munnar via Kottayam ferry. Tourists. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

There’s no better way to arrive in Alleppey than by way of the Kerala backwaters! 😉

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. How to get to Alleppey from Munnar via Kottayam ferry. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

 

What it means to take a bus that doesn’t originate where you’re getting on

Another important thing to note about taking the public bus anywhere in Kerala is that you may want to avoid taking buses that don’t originate where you’ll be getting on.

If you don’t get on the bus at the point of origin, it could be full. This could end up being a less than pleasant travel experience, especially since you are traveling with luggage.

So if you know you’ll be taking a bus that’s already en route, just manage your expectations and realize that you may be forced to stand for part or all of the way to your next destination.

For the direct bus from Munnar to Alleppey, buses will generally originate in Munnar. This means that you can likely find a seat.

When you’re not taking a direct bus to Alleppey, the bus from Munnar to Cochin or Kottayam will likely originate in Munnar.

For the second bus, there’s a good chance the bus from Cochin to Alleppey will originate in Cochin. 

For Kottayam to Alleppey, you have a chance of getting on a bus that doesn’t start in Kottayam. But there are many buses that do start in Kottayam.

 

Munnar to Alleppey bus timings. Alleppey backwaters tour. Public transportation in Kerala. Backpacking India.

HAPPY MUNNAR TO ALLEPPEY BUS RIDE!

 

To have the BEST time in Alleppey, be sure to take a look at the best of Alleppey travel guide!