By Air: Madurai Airport situated about 140 kilometers from Thekkady is the nearest domestic airport from here. The airlines that provide services at this airport include Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Paramount Airways and Kingfisher Airlines. The flights that ply from Madurai airport avail connectivity to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Tirchy, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Delhi, and many other important cities of the country.
Nedumbassery International Airport situated at Kochi (Cochin) is the nearest international airbase from Thekkady which is located 190 km away. Kochi airport is well connected with all the major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hydedabad, Trivandrum, Calicut, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Goa, etc. and the countries abroad like Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Sharjah, Al Ain, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, etc. one can either rent a cab or board a state transport bus both from Madurai and Kochi for Thekkady.
By Train: Kottayam Railway Station which is situated about 114 km from Thekkady is the nearest train station from here. Kottayam railway base lies on the rout between Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram and almost all the trains that head towards Trivandrum stop here. Kanyakumari Express, Trivandrum Express, Kerala Express etc are the trains that run at this railway station and connect Kottayam with important cities of India like Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, etc. To reach Thekkady you can hire a taxi from Kottayam or take a state transport bus.
By Road: KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) buses that operate from Kumily connect Thekkady to manifold towns and cities of Kerala and other states. Kumily is situated just 4 kilometers from Thekkady. Regular Super fast buses are available from Kumily to many cities of Kerala like Ernakulam, Kochi, Trivandrum, Kottayam, etc. All the buses that run between Periyar and Aranya Nivas halt at Kumily Bus Station. More than 10 buses daily ply from Kumily to Ernakulam and in every half an hour you can board a bus for Kottayam. Private buses are also available for Thekkady from various cities. To reach Munnar from Thekkady, private buses are the only option. They start from Kumily only in the morning from 6:00 am to 9:45 am.
The distances from Thekkady to several important destinations are as under: Kumily – 4 km, Peermede - 40 km Sabarimala - 50 km, Idukki - 65 km, Vagamon - 70 km, Munnar - 106 km, Kumarakom – 128 km, Kodaikanal -149 km, Alappuzha - 164 km, Kochi - 172 km, Kollam - 220 km, Thiruvananthapuram - 265 km, Ooty 390 –km etc.