The Aluva railway station is the closest railhead and is present about 48 km away from the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Tourists travelling from different towns and cities of Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Mangalore, Ernakulam and Delhi can easily reach the town of Aluva with frequent rail service as the city has good connectivity with other cities. From the railway station, vacationers can easily avail the service of private taxi and mark a visit to the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
People planning to visit the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary can easily do so with the help of frequent air services. Cochin international airport is the closest airport which is situated at a distance of about 44 km from the bird sanctuary. Vacationers and tourists travelling from domestic destinations and abroad can also get direct flights to the airport as different air service providers, like Air India, IndiGo and Kingfisher airlines, offer regular services. From the airport, tourists can easily avail the taxi or bus service to reach their destination.
Tourists can travel to the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary with the help of bus service which is available from Kochi. Located at a distance of about 60 km from the sanctuary, Kochi is well connected with other cities of India. Tourists have the option of choosing from state run and privately owned buses. Another option is to travel to Kothamangalam, which is just 13 km away. The bus services are fairly charged and tourists can also choose between deluxe or luxury buses to make their journey more convenient.