Thekkady has its closest rail head at Kottayam, which is at a distance of 114 km from the main town. Various trains operate back and forth via Kanyakumari Exp, Trivandrum Mail, Ghy Tvc Express from Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore. These express make a stop at Kottayam station, thus connecting it to all the major cities and towns of India. Outside the station there are taxis available that can help you reach the town.
The Madurai Airdrome situated 136km away from Thekkady, is the nearest airport which links neighboring towns and countries to it. For international travelers the Nedumbassery airdrome at Kochi, situated 190kms apart from city heart is the best option to reach this picturesque destination. There are minicabs and taxis available at your service outside the airport.
Thekkady is well connected through an extensive road network, linking it to nearby places like Kothamangalam, Trivandrum, Kochi, Munnar and Kottayam and several other cities across Kerala. State owned road transport and private buses run across all corners of Kerala, hence you can easily find deluxe buses and super fast buses at a reasonable fare to reach this prominent tourist destination. From the bus stand you can hire an auto or a taxi to travel around Thekkady.