Chennai To Ooty

(Ooty To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Ooty

Total distance 547 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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Amol mohile
  • Amol mohile
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
6.5/7 Posted 4 days ago
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We started at 8.pm from Chennai and reached Ooty early morning at 7...on the way we experienced the beauty of the Nilgiri Mountains and understood why it is called the Blue Mountains. Early morning fog with drizzle was an awesome experience. We actually saw the blue mountain and captured lots of images. With chill atmosphere and mild drizzle, our journey was very pleasant and comfortable. Though the places to visit are very far off and most of your travel time goes from visiting one to another, but don\'t miss the tea factory on the way.
This route has:
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  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Sedan
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J jaiganesh
6/7 Posted 1 week ago
Mode of Transport:Car
It is really a good experience to travel by car to your holiday destination. You can stop wherever you want at whatever time. You can eat all varieties of food which you can get on the way. You can always enjoy driving in the mountains (cool breeze, zero pollution). Ooty is always my favorite holiday destination during peak summer months. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:NH 68
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Ramanandan
  • Ramanandan
  • 4 Reviews
7/7 Posted 2 weeks ago
Mode of Transport:Car
Enjoyed driving because it is a passion for me. We enjoyed the scenic beauty of the nature right round our journey. We had full of fun on the pin curve and bends. This was the first experience for my son who loved the entire journey. We stayed at Coimbatore on the way so that we can have a beautiful early morning drive on the ghats. Fun, fun and fun right through the journey. More »
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Shri Murugan
  • Shri Murugan
  • 3 Reviews
7/7 Posted 2 weeks ago
Mode of Transport:Car
I love to travel on my own vehicle, that too, to hill stations driving through the hairpin bends. It gives a good feeling and you experience a sense of joy. The Mettupalayam-Coonor route is the best and you should look to start your journey in the morning. The journey was very comfortable. The route was scenic and the road condition was excellent. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
Route Taken:NH 68
Trip Includes:  Hotel Blue Bird | Ooty
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K angappan
  • K angappan
  • 4 Reviews
6/7 Posted 2 weeks ago
Mode of Transport:Bus
I booked a ticket online, my departure time was correct, but my arrival time was not correct, which they are committed. But the bus was good, it was very spacious, AC was also good. While returning we came on the same bus. The best part of the bus is that it was cheap and comfortable. More »
Bus operator:Shama Sardar Travels
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  • Comfortable seats
  • Good halts
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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
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 5136
Hyundai Santro 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
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 127 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 7488
    • Awards: 19 of 213 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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