Kochi Metro Routes

The Kochi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. Currently Kochi Metro network has 21 active stations. Here you will get information about Kochi Metro such as metro lines, train starts from, train ends to, route map, top attractions in city nearby metro stations, interesting facts, fare chart, city metro news etc.

OperatorKochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL)
Operation start17 June 2017
Number of lines1 Metro Lines
Train length3 coaches
No. of stations21 Active Stations
Metro TimingsStarting: 06:00 AM
Ending: 10:00 PM

◩ Kochi Metro Lines (Terminal Stations)
  Line 1 Line Metro (Aluva - Thaikoodam)

Kochi Metro Fare Chart

ZoneDistance from OriginFare
F12 kmRs. 10
F25 kmRs. 20
F310 kmRs. 30
F415 kmRs. 40
F520 kmRs. 50
F625 kmRs. 60

Please note:

  • Kochi Metro Line-1’s fares is fixed with a minimum fare of Rs. 10 and maximum of Rs 60.
  • After issue, a single ticket is valid up to 90 minutes and the rider must exit at the destination station’s automatic gate by then.

Interesting Facts about Kochi Metro

  • The Kochi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India.
  • Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed for the implementation of Kochi Metro Rail Project.
  • The Kochi metro project is the first metro in the country which connects rail, road and water transport facilities.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the Kochi Metro rail project in 2012 and line from Aluva to Palarivattom was opened to passengers on 17 June 2017 by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India.
  • It is the world's first rapid transit system whose entire management operations are handled by women.
  • Every Kochi Metro station is designed on a specific theme around Kerala culture and geography.
  • Kochi Metro has lots of innovation like Social inclusion, solar energy, vertical garden, plastic bottle recycling.
  • Buy using Kochi 1 Card, you get 20% Discount on fare for every metro ride, also use your Card at any retail and online stores as well.
  • KMRL currently runs services from 6 am to 10 pm by deploying Alstom metropolis trains on its Line-1.
  • In February 2020, KMRL launched a daily feeder shuttle service for Rs. 50 from Aluva Station to Kochi Airport, with departures every 40 minutes.
  • First feeder shuttle service starts at 5 am from the airport and at 5:40 am from Aluva Station. Last shuttle leaves at 10:30 pm from the airport and at 11:10 pm from Aluva Station.
  • Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) fixed Kochi Metro Line-1’s fares in November 2016 with a minimum fare of Rs. 10 and maximum of Rs 60.

Latest Metro News

Bengaluru Metro services between Vijayanagar and Mysore Road stations on the Purple Line will be partially affected on August 11 and 12. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has said services will be partially affected due to the commissioning work which will be underway on the new stretch between Mysuru Road and Kengeri.

The Centre approval for the Kochi metro’s second-phase extension to Kakkanad (Infopark) is in the “final stage”. But a metro-lite network is more probable for the third-phase extension mooted from the metro’s Aluva terminal station to the international airport at Nedumbassery in Ernakulam district, participants said at the director board meeting of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) said on 5 august 2021.

Kochi Metro services will operate from 7 am to 9 pm from Monday, considering the gradual increase in number of commuters during the past fortnight. Trains will operate every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours, from Monday to Friday. They will operate from 8 am to 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, while trains will operate at 30 mins frequency.

Kochi Metro FAQs:

𝒜. Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) operates Kochi Metro system.

𝒜. First service of Kochi metro service begins on 17 June 2017.

𝒜. Kochi metro system has 1 Metro Lines (active/fucntional).

𝒜. Kochi metro trains have 3 coaches.

𝒜. Kochi metro timings are: Starting: 06:00 AM
Ending: 10:00 PM.

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