Transport in Thrissur City (Malayalam: തൃശ്ശൂര്) is served by state-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), private buses, Indian Railways, Auto rickshaws and Taxis. The city is situated in the Central part of the state of Kerala, India. It is the headquarters of the Thrissur District. It is known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala.
For transport within the city, private buses, state buses, taxis and autos are available throughout the day. The city has a very fast and efficient bus transport system mainly dominated by private operators. Private buses operate to the nook and corner of Thrissur City.
Private buses operate from Shaktan Thampuran Private Bus Stand and Priyadarshini Bus Stand, locally known as Vadakke Stand. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses operate from Thrissur KSRTC Bus Station and are very limited to city and mostly operate intra-district routes.
With 101 km2 area, Thrissur city has a road network of 526 km of which nearly 76% is surfaced. The road density is 5.2 km per km2 area. The city roads are owned and maintained by Kerala Government and Thrissur Municipal Corporation.
|City/Town||Distance (km)||City/Town||Distance (km)||City/Town||Distance (km)||City/Town||Distance (km)|
|Coimbatore||118||Cochin International Airport||59||Mangalore||359||Panaji (Goa)||735|
|Coimbatore International Airport||132||Kollam||213||Mumbai||1311||Sabarimala||205|
Thrissur city has four railway stations in the city limit, Thrissur Railway Station, Mulankunnathukavu Railway Station, Poonkunnam Railway Station and Ollur Railway Station. Thrissur Railway Station is the main railway head where all passenger, express and mail trains stop. The station lies in the heart of the City and is busiest railway station in Southern India handling over 20,000 passengers daily.
The wider Thrissur Metropolitan Area have ten railway stations, Wadakkanchery Railway Station, Guruvayur Railway Station, Pudukad Railway Station, Irinjalakuda Railway Station, Chalakudi Railway Station, Divine Nagar Railway Station, Koratty Railway Station, Vallathol Nagar Railway Station, Mullurkara Railway Station and Nellayi Railway Station. Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section and Thrissur-Guruvayur Section are the two railway lines which pass through the Thrissur Metropolitan Area.
There are no airports in Thrissur City and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery which is located 50 km. Direct domestic flights are available to major Indian cities like Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. International flights to Middle East cities like Bahrain, Muscat, Sharja, Jeddah, Riyadh, Doha and to Southeast Asian cities Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are available here. It has a dedicated heli-taxi service and chartered flights. Calicut International Airport at Karipur in the Malappuram District, which is 80 km from city and Coimbatore Airport, which is 114 kilometers from the city also can be used by travellers.
There are four functional Heliports in Thrissur city. One is at Sri C. Achutha Menon Government College ground, Kuttanellur known as Kuttanellur Heliport, and second one at Lulu Convention Centre. The third is in Sobha City above the Sobha Topaz building, and the fourth helipad is owned by Kalyan Jewellers inside the Sobha City complex. Kalyan Jewellers helipad is in 6 acres of land.