The nearest airport is Coimbatore, at a distance of about 55 km from Palakkad. Cochin International Airport and Kozhikode airport is located at a distance of 160 kilometers and 130 km respectively from Palakkad.
Palakkad Junction Railway Station (Olavakkode) which is about 5km from the city, is a major rail headof Southern Railways. Frequent trains from all metros pass through this station.
Coimbatore is the nearest major station. The cities of Pollachi, Dindigul and Madurai are connected by the meter-gauge line starting from here. Trains on this line bring vegetables, fish and dairy products from other cities.
Phone Number Enquiries :
Palakkad (Palghat) Junction (Olavakkode) : 0491 2555 231 ; 2555 131
Reservation Enquiry : 0491 2555 199
Palakkad (Palghat) Town Railway Station : 0491 2532 156
Shoranur Junction Railway Station: 04662 222 913
Reservation Enquiry : 04662 222 4222
Ottapalam Railway Station : 04662 244 353
Pattambi Railway Station : 04662 21 2227
Palakkad is well connected to all the major cities by an excellent road network. National Highway 47 from Salem to Kanyakumari and the Palakkad-Kozhikode National Highway 213 pass through the district. Several transport companies offer bus services connecting Palakkad with Coimbatore, Trichur, Cochin, Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. The Palakkad district has a good internal bus service too. Kerala State Transport Bus Station is in the city centre.
Tamil Nadu Road Transport Palakkad : 0484-2372616
Karnataka Road Transport Palakkad : 0484-2360229
Local Transport :
Taxis and autorikshaws provide quick means of transport. They are easily available. Long distance travel by taxi is the preferred mode of transportation.