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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Cochin (COK)

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Sydney (SYD) to Kochi (Cochin) (COK)

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Visiting from Sydney to Kochi (Cochin)

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Kochi, formerly Cochin is a major port city on the Malabar Coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea. The city has been drawing traders, explorers and travellers to its shores for over 600 years. Kochi is an exquisite destination to unwind with beaches, palm trees, arty cafes, ancient mosques, European built churches and small historical towns. Be sure to visit the top tourist attractions in Kochi like Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, Indo-Portuguese Museum and Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple. With an intriguing mix of experiences, it’s a must visit city in Southern India. 

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When to visit

Kochi has a tropical monsoon climate, due to its coastal location. The best time to visit serene Kochi is during winter (October to February) when the weather is pleasant with least rainfall. Average temperatures range between 17°C and 30°C. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the pristine beaches and adventure activities. June to September brings heavy rainfall with some monsoons, making it tricky to see the sights. Summer is very hot and humid with temperatures between 20°C and 37°C.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Cochin International Airport (COK).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport serving the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery, about 25 kilometres northeast of the city centre. The airport has three passenger terminals and it the world’s first fully solar powered airport.

Arriving in Kochi

The helpful staff at Cochin Airport will greet you when you land and from there, getting into the city is easy.   

Getting into Kochi from Cochin International Airport

Kochi is well connected with a number of taxi, buses, ride share, metro, trains and car rental options available at the airport to get you to Kochi city centre. Booking a pre-paid taxi is a seamless way to get into the city with counters available at the domestic and international terminals. It’s approximately 40 minutes to town. The Kochi metro runs every 15 minutes and is a cost-effective way to get to the city. An airport metro bus runs on a regular schedule, or you may wish to rent a car though the roads can be busy with traffic. Alternatively, you may wish to book a town car, ride-share service or hotel shuttle.

Getting around Kochi

Getting around Kochi is easy, with a number of transport options to suit your needs. Kochi Train operate throughout the city with regular services. Ferries are the fastest and most enjoyable form of transport between Fort Cochin and the mainland. Local buses run from the Fort Cochin bus stand or you can take an autorickshaw from pre-paid stands or take a taxi. Bicycle and motorcycles can be hired from agents in Fort Cochin. The Kochi metro connects various suburbs within the city. Uber and Ola rideshare services operate around Kochi, or alternatively you may wish to join one of the many tours from the old neighbourhood or to the iconic Chinese fishing nets.

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What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

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* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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