How to Reach Kannur


  • By Air: The Kannur International Airport is currently under construction and is set to start operations in 2015. The international airport of Kozhikode and the airport of Mangalore are the nearest airports.
  • By Train: Kannur is well connected by rail to all major cities in India like Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Mumbai etc.
  • By Bus: One would find regular buses to Kannur from Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mangalore and other nearby cities.


  • By Bus: The Local bus system is the cheapest mode to travel within Kannur.
  • By Car: One can rent a car from the various car rental agencies in the city.
  • By Taxi: One can also avail the local taxis at fairly reasonable rates.
  • By Auto-Rickshaw: The Rickshaw (an Indian Taxi), is a three-wheeled vehicle that can accommodate three people. It is cheaper than taxis and is very convenient to travel within the city. Unlike most Indian cities, Kannur rickshaw drivers have reputation for being very honest in their dealings.
Route Distance Time
Taliparamba to Kannur 5.1 km 5 mins
Calicut to Kannur 38.43 km 38 mins
Manipal to Kannur 76.53 km 1 hour 16 mins
Malappuram to Kannur 81.47 km 1 hour 21 mins
Kochi to Kannur 113.66 km 1 hour 53 mins
Ernakulam to Kannur 116.23 km 1 hour 56 mins
Wayanad to Kannur 139.55 km 2 hours 19 mins
Mysore to Kannur 142.64 km 2 hours 22 mins