Thrissur is well connected to other cities in Kerala. It has good connectivity by both rail and road and is within 55 km from the new Kochi International Airport and 80 km from the Kozhikode Airport. Thrissur railway station is on the artery of the railway line that connects the Southern part of Kerala with the rest of India. Thrissur also lies on the National Highway NH 47. It is well connected to nearby cities like Kochi, Kozhikode, Coimbatore and Palakkad. Thrissur has one KSRTC Bus station and three Private bus stands. The southern private bus stand is named after the ruler Sakthan Thampuran and is in S.T. Nagar. The Northern Bus stand is known as Vadakke stand, which is a translation for Northern Bus Stand in the local language Malayalam. The third bus stand is at the M.O. Road and is called The Municipal Bus Stand or old Bus Stand.