Trivandrum International Airport Guide (TRV)

Airport info
Code: TRV
Palayam Airport Road, Kerala, 695 008, India

Trivandrum International Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) west of central Thiruvananthapuram (formerly Trivandrum), the capital of the Indian state of Kerala in the south of the country.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +91
+91 471 250 1591
Timezone: GMT ++05:30

Located a short distance from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, Trivandrum International Airport is one of India’s busiest airports. Our Trivandrum International Airport guide provides all of the necessary information about the facility, including details of terminal services, public transport access and nearby hotel options.


There are information desks in each terminal. Tourist information desks are also available in both terminals.

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Transfer between terminals

The easiest way to get between Terminal 1 (Domestic) and Terminal 2 (International) is by taxi (journey time: 10 minutes).

Driving directions

Trivandrum International Airport is well signposted from the adjacent NH66 bypass. From Thiruvananthapuram, take Thakaraparambu Road and merge onto Enchakkal Westfort Road; then, turn onto the northbound NH66 bypass before exiting onto the airport access road. The total drive time to the airport from central Thiruvananthapuram is approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Kerala State Road Transportation (tel: +91 471 246 2829; runs buses between Trivandrum International Airport and the city bus terminal at East Fort (near the Padmanabhaswamy Temple). Tickets are cheap (around Rs20) but the buses are often very crowded and unsuitable for those carrying bulky luggage. The journey time into the city is around 30 minutes.

Taxi: Taxis and auto rickshaws can be hired outside the terminals. Pre-paid taxis are also available, and can be booked at a counter in the arrival areas of the terminal buildings. The fare into the city is around Rs250 (air-conditioned taxis cost extra), and the journey time is approximately 20 minutes.

Terminal facilities


Bank branches are available in the arrivals and departures areas of the international terminal.


A post office is situated in the arrivals area of the international terminal. Internet access is available in each terminal. A telephone counter is available for international calls.


There are restaurants in the departures area of the international terminal as well as snack bars and tea and coffee vending machines.


A duty-free shop in the departures area of the international terminal has a range of goods, from confectionery to perfumes. In addition, shops selling books, gift items and mobile phones are located in each terminal.


Lost and found offices (tel: +91 471 250 1591) can be found in each terminal. Free luggage trolleys are available for use by arriving and departing passengers.


Trivandrum International Airport has dormitory accommodation and retiring rooms for transit passengers in the domestic terminal (Terminal 1). There are also mother and baby rooms, a medical centre and an on-site temple.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no business or conference facilities at Trivandrum International Airport, but internet access is available in the terminals. The international terminal has a business-class lounge. Meeting facilities are available at larger hotels and resorts in the vicinity, including the luxurious Leela Kovalam (tel: +91 471 305 1234;

Disabled facilities

Trivandrum International Airport offers special assistance and wheelchairs to physically disabled travellers. Disabled passengers requiring special assistance should notify their airline at least 72 hours in advance of travel or ideally at the time of booking.

Car parking

Short- and long-term parking is available at Trivandrum International Airport; there are spaces for almost 300 cars at the domestic terminal and 700 at the international terminal.

Car rental

A number of local car hire companies offer self-drive or chauffeur-driven options from the airport. It is customary for visitors to India to rent cars with drivers owing to the country's difficult driving conditions.


There are no on-site hotels at Trivandrum International Airport, although there are rest rooms for those in transit. There is a low-cost bed and breakfast hotel within walking distance of the domestic terminal, but most other accommodation options are located in the city centre - some of these offer complimentary shuttle services to and from the airport.

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Hotel SAJ Luciya

+91 471 246 344

The 4-star Hotel SAJ Luciya has an on-site health club, swimming pool and bar. Additionally, meeting space is available for business travellers. The hotel is just 5km (3 miles) from Trivandrum International Airport.

East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram, 695 023, India

The Leela Kovalam

+91 471 305 1234

On a cliff top overlooking the beach, The Leela is a top-of-the-range international resort standard hotel. A variety of rooms and suites are complemented by a number of restaurants, spa facilities and extensive meetings and event spaces. It is located about 13km (8 miles) south of Trivandrum International Airport.

Thiruvananthapuram, 695 527, India

Hotel South Park

+91 471 233 3333

The 82-room Hotel South Park offers a range of facilities, including a restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine, a pub and a barbecue eatery. Conference space is available for up to 200 delegates.

MG Road, Thiruvananthapuram, 695 034, India

Hotel Horizon

+91 471 232 6888

Housing a range of dining facilities and meeting space, Hotel Horizon provides 3-star accommodation in the city centre. The hotel has a lovely roof garden, where guests can dine, and all rooms are air-conditioned.

Aristo Road, Thiruvananthapuram 695 014, 695 014, India

Sunday Bed and Breakfast

+91 974 695 7056

Close to the beach as well as being within walking distance of the airport, Sunday Bed and Breakfast is a small establishment offering spotless budget accommodation. Facilities are simple, but air-conditioned rooms are available and breakfast is included in the room rate.

Valiathura Post, Thiruvananthapuram, 695 008, India

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