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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Udaya Kumar
  • Udaya Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
Udaya Kumar
7/7
Posted 1 week ago Mar 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Flight
Good flight and cost effective. Always I preferred to travel by Spice Jet only. Flights are very good and had a nice travel experience.
Airline name: SpiceJet
Boarding airport:Chennai
Rating:
7/7
Last airport:Coimbatore
Rating:
6.5/7
Trip Includes:  Sunpark Hotel
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  • 3 votes

Priya Meganathan
  • Priya Meganathan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 Reviews
Priya Meganathan
3.5/7
Posted 1 week ago Mar 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
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.
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Bus operator: SETC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
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  • 52 votes

Sai Krishna
  • Sai Krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
Sai Krishna
7/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Mar 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
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.
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Bus operator: Kaveri Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
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  • 3 votes

Sunny Abcd
  • Sunny Abcd
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
Sunny Abcd
4.8/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Feb 26, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
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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Bus operator: Chintamani Travels
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Aarani Cottage
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  • 3 votes

Subba raju
  • Subba raju
  • Lives in Adra
  • 4 Reviews
Subba raju
5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Feb 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Chennai to Ooty by toy train was such a nice experience. The toy train starts after this Nilgiri Express reaches, Mettupalyam Station. It was good with very pleasant weather, very economical when I planned in advance, a weekend of 2 or 3 days is sufficient.
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Train name (Train no): Nilagiri Exp (12672)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Mettupalayam
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
Trip Includes:  Vinayaga Inn | Ooty | Pykara Lake
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  • 21 votes

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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Road/Route Map For Chennai To Ooty

Driving directions from Chennai to Ooty
  • 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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