Old church in Cochin, Jeevmatha Church

Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Cochin (COK)

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Visiting from Auckland to Kochi (Cochin)

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.

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.

Departure information

Fly from Auckland

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Auckland, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.  

What is the main airport called? 

Auckland Airport (AKL).Opens external site in a new window The airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to.  The airport is located near Mangere,  21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre. 

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

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Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.