Nearest Railway station to Atthirappilly Falls is 30 kilometres to the west in Chalakudi Railway Station, The nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, about 55 kilometres southwest of the waterfall and 58 kilometres south of City of Thrissur.
Athirappilly is easily reachable from Chalakudy and Angamaly by taxi or by bus from the Chalakudy and Angamaly bus terminal. Athirappilly is situated on the highways connecting Tamil Nadu and Kerala, amidst thick forest, so night riding is not advised.
The journey from Chalakudy to the Athirappilly Falls passes through a landscape of winding roads, small villages and lush green trees. Visitors can reach the top of the waterfall via a paved path that leads through thick bamboo clusters.
It is the largest waterfall in Kerala, which stands tall at 80 feet.There is another waterfall on the way from Athirappilly to Vazhachal Falls, in close proximity to the road, which is locally called "Charpa Falls".