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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Babu Panneerselvam

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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
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Babu Panneerselvam
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Oct 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
It's a amazing experience to me, first time I went in the train as long trip and it reached at correct time and its smooth for sleep. I booked sleeper coach and I got the train at almost 8pm and I reached at morning 5:30am, and I never feel the tiredness and body pain. I really enjoyed my trip and as well as same I got the return train for I booked my online timing. Overall, its good trip.
Train name (Train no): Nilagiri Express (12671)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • 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: Mettupalayam
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
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Velayudhan Murali

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  • 8 Reviews
  •  46 helpful votes
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Velayudhan Murali
5/7
Posted 3 months ago Oct 26, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Road was cool to Travel. I loved the journey. I took the Google map route which highlighted the ways that I need to travel. I wish I took a taxi or put an driver because I was not able to enjoy completely the beauty of the hills. More interesting was the journey at night. It was tremendously cool and enjoyable to look at it.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 45
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Vbhoopathy                

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Vbhoopathy                
6.5/7
Posted Sep 8, 2015 Sep 8, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus services is very nice, and few stops only rests. And food point is good, sleeper bus is very neatly and quality of services water pillows and bedsheet is also given. The video also providers and mobile chargers also provided. Pick up buses timing and arrivals timing also correct.
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Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Water Bottle
  • Charging Point
  • Reading Light
Trip Includes:  West Nature Cottages | Ooty
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Manish Kumar

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Manish Kumar
5/7
Posted Aug 31, 2015 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.
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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 Aug 25, 2015 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
Trip Includes:  The Majestic Crown
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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
  • Flights
    • Total distance:428 km
    • Nearest Airport:Coimbatore
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