Kottayam has two major bus stations - the KSRTC Bus Station (Central Bus Station) and Private Bus Station. KSRTC Bus Station, operated by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, is to the south of Kottayam
town, on T B Road. It operates long-distance and interstate services. There are regular services to Thiruvananthapuram
, Peermede, Munnar
, Idukki, Thekkady
. Short distance buses start from the Private Bus Station near Kottayam Railway Station
Situated about 1.5 km from the KSRTC Bus Station is the main ferry station (Town Jetty), from where boat services are operated to Alappuzha, Champakulam and Mannar. Boats operate from Kodimatha Jetty also during summer season.
The airfield close to the bus station is Cochin International Airport (about 76 km.) Trivandrum International Airport is 160 km away.
Lake Village Heritage Resort, Windsor Castle and Anjali Hotel offer good accommodations near the bus station.
Ettumanoor Temple, Kumarakam Bird Sanctuary,
Erumeli and Maramala Waterfall are all at a short distance.
For local transport, there are yellow-top taxis, tourist taxis, and auto-rickshaws.
Station Code: KTM