Favourite airline: Qatar Airways
34 % of flights booked on the route from Doha to Kochi are booked with Qatar Airways, Air India Express and IndiGo Airlines.
Qatar Airways
19 %
Air India Express
10 %
IndiGo Airlines
5 %
Tip: book 6 weeks before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 6 weeks before departure and save up to 51 %.
42 days before departure
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
On this route, direct flights are £62.00 more expensive than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
04h 25min
07h 55min
The favourite connection is non-stop
39 % of all bookings on the route Doha to Kochi are for non-stop flights.
Direct flights
04h 25min, from £415
39 %
1 stopover Muscat Seeb
07h 10min, from £471
33 %
1 stopover Kannur
07h 55min, from £353
17 %
Return from £353.00
For the best flight deal, book the outbound flight on 24/07/19 and return flight on 27/08/19.


Cosmopolitan port city in Kerala

Kochi is a major city on the southwestern coast of India and one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. The capital of Kerala is vibrant, cosmopolitan and multicultural, being home to a diverse population from all over India. The city offers visitors a unique blend of communities and a beautiful location by the Arabian Sea.


Kochi climate and activities

Kochi's tropical daytime temperatures are in the range of 30°C to 35°C. The time between May and September is the monsoon season and not the best time to be in the city. This is followed by a period of cool winds and light showers until February. Summer then settles in until May, bringing with it heat and humidity. The travel season peaks from August lasting until February, with December as the busiest time. In terms of events, the Onam harvest festival is held in August-September, while the Cochin Carnival, a major celebration, occurs in December. Major religious holidays are celebrated as well, including Holi, Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Eid ul-Fitr and Milad-e-sherif.


Important Kochi information

Visas are required for British citizens and can be obtained via the Indian High Commission. It is possible to get a visa on arrival at Kochi airport, but you must check with the High Commission first. Recommended vaccines are Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid, while Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies could be necessary for some travellers. The cost of living is generally low in Kochi, with full meals costing around Rs 50, but the cost of accommodation may be more expensive than in other parts of India. Tap water should be avoided and fruit and vegetables should be either boiled, peeled or cooked.


Transportation and accommodation in Kochi

To reach Kochi from the airport, air conditioned buses are available and cost around Rs. 80 for a journey lasting about 1h40m. Taxi fares are around Rs 1,200. Cheap accommodation includes hostel rooms for about Rs 800, while mid-range hotels cost in the region of Rs. 2,000 per night. Fort Cochin is a quiet area, while Willingdon Island is more upmarket and Ernakulam City is great for all budgets. Public transport in Kochi is varied, with ferries (around Rs 4 from Park Jetty to Fort Kochi), city buses (about Rs 4 for the first kilometre), auto rickshaws (ca. Rs 10 for the first 1.25 km), and taxis (approx. Rs 50 for the first 3 km). Travellers can also hire scooters (starting at around Rs 300 a day) and bikes to explore the city.