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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Punitha Anil
  • Punitha Anil
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 6 Reviews
Punitha Anil
7/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Mar 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Booking was very easy, fast and its economical too both too and fro. In total we spent only 2700/- that to for sleeper KPN and VRL its 1000/- per head for one time. Pick-up is from Shanthinagar bus stop and is on time. Bus is very neat and clean. Staff in the bus are also very friendly.
Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
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  • 53 votes

Shrinidhi Upadhyaya
  • Shrinidhi Upadhyaya
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
Shrinidhi Upadhyaya
0.5/7
Posted 1 month ago Feb 23, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The worst bus, worst experience by road ever. For a distance of over 400 km we were allotted a mini bus which has no recliner, no leg space, no storage space whatsoever in the bus. But still the ticket rate was 1650 bucks. The worst experience in travel ever.
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Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
Trip Includes:  The Carnival
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  • 7 votes

Bharat Bandhu
  • Bharat Bandhu
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
Bharat Bandhu
3.6/7
Posted 1 month ago Feb 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus service from Bangalore to Kodaikanal by SVR Travels is not so good. It is not punctual but fare wise its ok.
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Bus operator: SVR Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
Trip Includes:  | Dolphin's Nose
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  • 6 votes

Deep Kumar
  • Deep Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
Deep Kumar
6.9/7
Posted 2 months ago Feb 9, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Overall experience of the bus journey was good. Started the journey from Bangalore in night. From morning bus will start climbing on the hill. On the way to Kodai we can see some beautiful scenes. It was good Semi Sleeper Bus. I will recommend the bus travel to all the travellers.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Hotel Sivapriya
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  • 16 votes

Santosh Ks
  • Santosh Ks
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
Santosh Ks
6/7
Posted 2 months ago Jan 28, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The roads are really good. Even though it is little longer via the Salem route, take that as it is very good. There are lot of scenic places on the way. These are good for some photography. Car ride with friends is just amazing. On the way, you will find one falls which is breath-taking. Also, view of mountains is very beautiful.

If you are interested in farms, you will find plenty of them.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:AH43/NH7
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We (group of 7 people) went to Kodaikanal on January 1st 2015. It is an odd season. But as none of us had visited this place earlier, we thought we will go to this place for new year.

It was awesome indeed. But the weather was cold. You need to have proper clothes like pullovers,...more »
Trip Includes:  Kodaikanal Dreamstay | Kodai Lake
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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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Road/Route Map For Bangalore To Kodaikanal

Driving directions from Bangalore to Kodaikanal
  • 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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