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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P.s.balakrishnan

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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
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P.s.balakrishnan
4.4/7
Posted 2 months ago Mar 5, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
You can always rely on State Express Transport corporation and local Bus. Frequent bus service by state transport department. Staff are cordial and punctual. To the best of my knowledge in Tamil Nadu SETC is the most preferred and genuine transport facility. They do not fleece you. Though comfort may be less you can certainly rely on them.
Bus operator: SETC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
Trip Includes:  | Ooty
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Swetha Yedga

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Swetha Yedga
5.5/7
Posted 2 months ago Feb 25, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
KPN travels is very good in terms of customer service, the tickets are always available and they arrange anyhow for options.

I was in Chennai and wanted to head Ooty and online tickets were not available so I got their number from online and tried, it was so helpful. They not only gave me tickets at cheap rate but also gave options of buses.

They told me they can pick me up from my house and will drop me to bus stop.

Excellent that's all I wanted.

Will always call them for tickets.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Water Bottle
  • Charging Point
  • Reading Light
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Sanjip nayak

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Sanjip nayak
6/7
Posted 3 months ago Jan 23, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
YBM Travel is very good travel, very comfortable joinery, staff are very good, driving very smoothly providing all facility. Ooty is a paradise. Elegant look and superb climate. Its one of the Top tourist places you does't need to miss. I was to Ooty 8 year back, it was a tour from my school.
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Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Wifi
  • GPS Tracking
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Water Bottle
  • Charging Point
  • Reading Light
Trip Includes:  | Sim's Park
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Hari

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Hari
3.5/7
Posted Dec 16, 2015 Dec 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was a good experience in bus. Travelling to Chennai from ooty and being a good experience and the bus services are good and it can be maintained properly but it was ok with me and it was a pleasant trip to Ooty. It was a good journey. Totally seats are good.
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Bus operator: Parveen Travels
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
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It's been a good hotel, services are good. Good experience to stay in there in Ooty, it can be maintained. Services and maintenance are good. If swimming pool is there, it will be very nice and they are thoroughly good. It was a silent experience and it can be very useful for the people who are...more »
Trip Includes:  Vels Court Residency
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Rajesh A

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Rajesh A
5/7
Posted Nov 28, 2015 Nov 28, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Good train to go on time till Mettupalayam. From there we arranged a cab and it was very wonderful experience to travel in the hill. Lot of monkey were there on the way to Ooty it made the children more happy. Lot of viewpoints were also amazing on the road trip to Ooty from Mettupalayam.
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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
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Mettupalayam
 4.50/7
This station has
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It is good place to stay and enjoy. The rooms were clean and good. LCD TV was there, connected with airtel DTH. Very much near to the botanical garden and easy to reach the ooty town. It is very calm and out from traffic, Food they will serve it to our room if not there is an restaurant in the...more »
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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
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 174 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 21045
    • Awards: 95 of 336 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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