Bangalore to Kodaikanal Distance

Bangalore To Kodaikanal

(Kodaikanal To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

Total distance 438 km
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Kodaikanal is situated at a distance of about 465 km from Bangalore. The hill resort is popularly known as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’ and is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways, railways and airways. However, the best way to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal is by road that takes about 8 hours. The places covered on the way to Kodaikanal are Bangalore - 40km -> Hosur - 53km -> Krishnagiri - 46km -> Gundalapatti - 76km -> Salem - 58km -> Veesanam - 118km -> Thadikombu - 104km -> Kodaikanal. On the route, food joints like KFC and Apoorva Drive Inn can be found. Karanth Speciality Hospital, Narayana Hrudayalaya and Ramee Guestline Hotel are also situated on the way, along with ATMs and petrol pumps at regular intervals.

Transport options from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Car: Take a cab from Bangalore to Kodaikanal which takes about 8 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR12 to INR60 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for kids, seniors and group travellers.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Kodaikanal that takes about 10 hours. The Kodaikanal bus stand is situated in the heart of the city centre. Ideal for individuals, youngsters and backpackers.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Flight: Take a direct flight from Bangalore airport to Madurai, the nearest airport to Kodaikanal, which takes about an hour. The Madurai airport is around 126 km away from the Kodaikanal city centre. You can hire a taxi or an auto from the airport to reach the city centre, which takes around 3 hours. Ideal for seniors and kids.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Train: Journey by train is not recommended as there are no direct trains from Bangalore to Kodaikanal.

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Ram Balireddy
  • Ram Balireddy
  • Lives in Nellore
  • 3 Reviews
Ram Balireddy
5/7
Posted 1 week ago Apr 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Journey experience was good. Food catered by the Railways also good and reasonable pricing. It was secured and safe. I slept with comfort and the train reached the destination on time. Overall, it was a nice travelling experience. I can suggest you this train.
Train name (Train no): Tuticorin Exp (16236)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Last Station: Kodaikanal Road
 4.00/7
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  • 15 votes

Manjesh
  • Manjesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
Manjesh
5.8/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Apr 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
KSRTC - the bus service you can trust, they are on time and no long waiting hours. I prefer to travel in KSRTC.
Drivers are dressed in uniform and they good music and video to spend time. They played movie of people choice.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
Trip Includes:  Kodai Sunshine Hotel
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  • 111 votes

Mrugank hathi
  • Mrugank hathi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
Mrugank hathi
2.5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Apr 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus ride was terrible for us. To begin with, the bus was delayed by more than an hour. To add to the woes, once the hilly ride started, there was some issue with the bus' cooling system and it was stuttering along the entire way up. The bus condition was also very bad. This once is best avoided.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
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  • 10 votes

Nataraj
  • Nataraj
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
Nataraj
3.6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Apr 8, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
I travelled by SRS Travels. I have travelled with many destinations with SRS. But this experience was not good and staff behavior is not good. Found bed bugs and my travel was screwed and couldn't sleep. When informed to staff even though seats were available he didn't allow me to change seats.
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Bus operator: SRS Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
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  • 36 votes

Aravind
  • Aravind
  • Lives in Pallikonda
  • 2 Reviews
Aravind
5.8/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Apr 6, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus was comfortable. Since it was a Volvo, we did not feel the jerks and the ghats so badly even though the driver was a bit fast. The food halts the bus driver stopped were not that good. Not sure whether we had a better choice on our way. The bus was punctual, and I could see the conductor calling each passenger who was late to show up-to make sure all were on board.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
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We went to Kodaikanal for a weekend break. We searched a few hotels to stay at Kodaikanal, and found Richwin to be the best considering the facilities and the budget we had.

About property: The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the bus stand. Te hotel is situated very close to the...more »
Trip Includes:  Richwin Hotel
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Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Train (305 Km)

Bangalore ––› Kodaikanal
By Train 305 Km
Bangalore to Kodaikanal by Train (305 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Kod... M T W T F S S
16339 Nagarcoil Express Krishnarajapuram 10:30 20:14 N N Y Y Y N Y
16732 Tuticorin Express Bangalore Cantt. 21:33 06:33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16236 Tuticorin Exp Bangalore Cantt. 21:33 06:33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Car/Taxi (305 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 2440
Toyota Qualis 9 2745
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2745
Tata Indica A/C 10 3050
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 3050
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Nearest Airport:Madurai
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Tuticorin Exp (16236), Tuticorin Express (16732)
    • Last station:Kodaikanal
    • Total distance:305 km
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