The main airport which is near Kumbakonam is the Tiruchirapalli airport. This airport is located in Trichinopoly and is approximately 100 km away from the heart of Kumbakonam city. Visitors from the major cities of India, who want to reach Alangudi by air, have to get down at the Tiruchirapalli airport. Then they can either take a bus or hire a taxi from Trichinopoly (or Trichy) to Kumbakonam. Thereafter bus or taxi can be taken in order to reach Alangudi.