Ooty is located at a distance of about 537 km from Chennai. The hill resort is also known as the âQueen of Hillsâ and is well-connected to Chennai by roadways, railways and airways. However, the best way to reach Ooty from Chennai is by car, which takes around 9 hours. Some of the important places covered during the journey are Chennai - 136km -> Vellore - 121km -> Krishnagiri - 117km -> Mettur - 176km -> Ooty. On the way to Ooty, there are several petrol pumps and food joints at regular intervals.
Transport options from Chennai to Ooty
Chennai to Ooty By Car: Take a cab from Chennai to Ooty, which takes around 9 hours. The approximate cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for seniors and families with kids.
Chennai to Ooty By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Ooty, which takes around 10 hours. The Ooty bus station is situated in the heart of the city. Ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.
Chennai to Ooty By Train: There is no direct train from Chennai to Ooty. However, you can take direct train from Chennai to Mettupalayam, the nearest railway station to Ooty, which takes around 9 hours. Mettupalayam railway station is located at a distance of 52 km from Ooty and can be travelled by taxi or bus.
Chennai to Ooty By Flight: Take a direct flight from Chennai to Coimbatore, the nearest airport from Ooty that takes about an hour. Coimbatore airport is located at a distance of around 98 km from Ooty and can be covered by taxi or bus. Flights are recommended for kids and seniors.
Road from Chennai to Ooty via Selam, Erode, Avinasi is excellent. We started here by 8 Am and reached Ooty by 4 pm. Lunch and breakfast breaks 1 hour and 30 minutes. I spent Rs. 5500/-for diesel (Innova). Very comfortable journey. There are veg and non-veg hotels on the way. Take water bottles with you. While returning back started at 7. 30 Am and reached home (Chennai) at 4 Pm.
We enjoyed the travel in the bus. The staff were down to earth and good though the quality of the bus was bad. He stopped in between whenever there was a need. People can go for State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) bus as it is cost saving and we reached the destination on time. As it is a hill station for people having travel sickness it is good to carry lemon and citrus drinks with them.
AC in Kaveri travels buses are nice and comfortable to travel. While travelling there are enough rest stops but some people like old age people can't control toilets. Some time so it better provide one more extra rest stop, in halt station also wash-rooms and food canteens are also nice. But they are charging more money for service and my advice is to reduce some costs and it should be available for common and low class people.
Bus condition is good and conductor and driver are really helpful in guiding and answering the questions of the passengers. The bus engine is of good quality which sounds less and I recommend to travel by the above operator. The scenic beauty is very nice and it was a wonderful experience.
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