TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT
Kozhikode City has its moderately defined infrastructure for Transport systems.City has well defined Traffic Systems,even the Unlimited growth of road transport vehicles make road traffic more congested. Kozhikode is well connected by Air, Rail and Road network.
The Karipur airport is 23 km from Kozhikode town :There are daily flights to Mumbai, Bangalore and the Middle East. Neibouring airports are Kochi International Airport Other airport options are Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum),Manglore,Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Bombay airports.
Kozhikode can be reached from other cities like Kochi (Cochin), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta by train. The railway line of Palakkad division enters Kozhikode district at Kadalundi & runs through the district covering Feroke, Kallai, Kozhikode, Vellayil, West Hill, Elathur, Chemancheri, Pantahalayani, Thikkodi, Payyoli, Iringa, Vadakara & Nadapuram road stations. The total length of broadguage railway in the district is 17.48kms.
The district has a fairly extensive road network. The National Highway stretches to 77kms, major district roads to 313kms, other district roads to 245kms & village roads to 639kms. The National Highway runs almost parallel to the coastal line linking the headquarters of the 3 taluks, i.e. Kozhikode, Koyilandy & Vadakara. Kozhikode is well connected to other cities Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore by road. It is actually a pleasure to drive from Bangalore to Calicut through Gundulpet and Sulthan Battery. It is not advisable to travel in late hours in small vehicles as wild elephants move in the small stretch of jungle .
The District has an intermediate port at Kozhikode (including Beypore) and a minor port at Vadakara. The coast line of the Kozhikode port extends from Elathur cape to the south bank of Kadalundi river and treads roughly in straight line.There is another minor Port at Badagara. Eventhough the port is opened for traffic, there has been no traffic during the recent years. The Port of Kozhikode, Beypore and Badagara are open for foreign and coastal trade.