Tourists who wish to travel by railways; Kovalam has its closest rail head in Trivandrum. It is at a distance of 15km from the town and connects almost all cities of India to it, which show getting to Kovalam via train is a better choice. From Thampanoor you can easily catch a taxi or a cab to reach the main township.
Getting to Kovalam is not an issue for the reason that the beach has its proximity to Trivandrum airport, which is 16kms from the region. Many international and domestic airlines run regular flights to and from Madras, Goa, Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore as well as Gulf countries via airways like Air India, Air Lanka, Indian Air Lines and Gulf airlines. From airport you can rent a taxi that can get you towards your destination.
Kovalam witness’s ample number of tourists throughout the year. Due to its well connected roads, journey to this south India Paradise is a distance apart. Bus service from Kerala and other parts of India connects the town, so for those who are willing discover the beauty of the place regular buses form Bangalore, Madurai, Nagarcoil, Chennai and Trivandrum are some nearby cities that can help you reach within hours. Moreover the fares of the buses are pretty low thus assuring an affordable journey to travelers. From bus terminal you can hire a taxi to Kovalam.