Chennai to Ooty Distance

Chennai To Ooty

(Ooty To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Ooty

Total distance 534 km
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Ooty is located at a distance of about 537 km from Chennai. The hill resort is also known as the ‘Queen of Hills’ 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.

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Manish Kumar

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  • Manish Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
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Manish Kumar
5/7
Posted 3 days ago Aug 31, 2015
Mode of Transport:Flight
Travel was really awesome and thrilling. Its easy and convenient to travel Coimbatore with flight and then you can book a cab for Ooty. One can get food if they want to eat or drink. But hope you wont be needing it as it will be very short journey. In order to save time I booked flight.
Airline name: IndiGo Airlines
Boarding airport:Chennai
Rating:
5.5/7
Last airport:Coimbatore
Rating:
5/7
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Khader Moideen

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Khader Moideen
6.1/7
Posted 1 week ago Aug 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus journey is the best part, and the bus is really nice and great to travel. You can chose this travels for a nice and safe journey. Our luggage is also safety and we can have a nice sleep without any disturbance. There is no lag like seasoning rate for the bus, moreover the same price is maintained for all the customers.
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Bus operator: Parveen Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Pillow
  • Charging Point
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Gopi kannan

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  • 7 Reviews
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Gopi kannan
7/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Aug 10, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
It was good peaceful night journey with family. Booked in advance. We preferred night travel so that we can sleep well and spend enough time with family in Ooty instead of taking rest in Ooty. We took food before boarding the train as train scheduled departure was 10:10 PM from Chennai.
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Train name (Train no): Kovai Express (12675)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Coimbatore Main Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Ayyas Best Cottage | Ooty
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Khushi Jain

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Khushi Jain
4/7
Posted 1 month ago Jul 31, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Just like any normal train the ride on this train was good to go. Would recommend. Ooty is a good destination! beat the heat and we literally did! the trip was really a memorable one as I was with my family enjoying the chillness of this place and beautiful rides in my car. just a break from work pressure is really required at times.
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Train name (Train no): Nilagiri Express (12671)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Mettupalayam
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  The Willow Hill
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Ibrahim Ibu

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Ibrahim Ibu
6.5/7
Posted 2 months ago Jun 22, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Good travel experience I had with the Parveen Travels. I really thank to you the people who made my journey beautiful. Bus operated in a very good manner not in a hurry and a bus quality is very superb not a word to describe. Very good entertainment by TV and also charging arrangement is very helped to me to charge my phone and in some time for my laptop.
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Bus operator: Parveen Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Wifi
  • GPS Tracking
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Charging Point
  • Reading Light
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Ooty climate was awesome and my stay and time spent in ASP Cottages, Ooty is heaven on earth. Everyone can afford and the services of ASP Cottages were amazing. ASP Cottages, Ooty provides us with all the facilities and with very good hospitalization. Cool climate and good food at ASP Cottages....more »
Trip Includes:  ASP Cottages
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Chennai to Ooty By Car/Taxi (428 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 4708
Toyota Qualis 11 4708
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 5136
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 5136
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 5564
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:428 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:428 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Total distance:428 km
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    • Total distance:428 km
    • Nearest Airport:Coimbatore
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