Trivandrum airport to Varkala (bus/ train)

#1 Sep 6th, 2018, 16:51
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I'll arrive at the airport early hours, accommodation booked, check in is 1.00 p.m. I know I could take a taxi but it seems pointless rushing to Varkala. Anyway I find taxis boring, I would prefer to immerse myself in the Indian public transport system.

I'll be carrying a 2.2 metre long surfboard, in addition to my bag. See, I like a challenge! I wonder if anyone could advise how I might get to Varkala? Combinations of buses/ trains and rickshaws are fine although whether they would all be able to carry my board, I don't know, hopefully someone will?

I appreciate any replies.
#2 Sep 6th, 2018, 18:30
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I arrived at the airport at 11.30pm new years eve a few years ago and I had a prebooked taxi there to meet me. To my knowledge, at that time there will be nothing apart from taxi's. In the morning maybe, but you will need to while away a few hours before India wakes up. Cheers Zamba.
#3 Sep 6th, 2018, 21:31
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Taxi seems like the only option in my opinion.

While intercity long distance buses might be able to accommodate your surfboard, it is unlikely for a local bus to take you there.

Your surfboard could potentially fit on the roof of an auto rickshaw but a 1.5 hour journey in an auto is hell especially of you are tall

Another issue with auto's in kerala is that many autos have a metal rod reinforcement. This means that my head hits it each time the auto hits a pothole and I am forced to stoop (I am just about 6' tall)

This is okay for a 10 minute journey but not for anything longer

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