The nearest airport to Kumarakom is in Cochin. The international airport is almost 85 km away from the backwater town. Flights to Cochin are available from both domestic as well as international cities.
To get to Kumarakom the nearest railhead is in Ernakulam. Known as the twin city of Cochin, the railway station is almost 90 km away.
Kumarakom is well-connected by roads. It is 85 km from Cochin, 175 km from Trivandrum and around 150 km from Periyar.