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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Sunny Abcd
  • Sunny Abcd
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
Sunny Abcd
4.8/7
Posted 6 days 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.
Bus operator: Chintamani Travels
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Aarani Cottage
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Subba raju
  • Subba raju
  • Lives in Adra
  • 4 Reviews
Subba raju
5/7
Posted 7 days 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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Siva Shanmugam
  • Siva Shanmugam
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
Siva Shanmugam
6.4/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Feb 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
I had a very comfortable journey from KPN travels and at the same time they maintain the timing in such a good manner. They reach the place in time and at the same time passenger can feel a safety from them. High safety to the ladies. Passenger can travel in full hope.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  | Ooty
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Sathyanarayanan Sridharan
  • Sathyanarayanan Sridharan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
Sathyanarayanan Sridharan
7/7
Posted 1 month ago Jan 28, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We made the mistake of starting around 10 in the morning, four hours later than our scheduled time. The Journey through GST Road till Ulundurpet-Salem toll road turn off was very good except at the Toll plazas where it is a free for all. The Salem Ulundurpet Toll road is good except for the fact that at many places it is still two lane.

Once you cross Salem and take the Salem Coimbatore Highway it is a breeze till Perundurai from where the highway has lot of speed breakers. I turned off at Tirupur and reached Mettupalayam. From Mettupalayam I decided to take the Kothagiri route up to Ooty.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH45 and National Highway 67
Trip Includes:  Haveli Atithi Bhavan
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Prabha Karan
  • Prabha Karan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
Prabha Karan
5.5/7
Posted 2 months ago Dec 31, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
It is 6 am in the morning and we all very excited to experience the 1st visit to Ooty from Bangalore. We all got ready and on the way to Ooty the journey was amazing. During the journey we saw wonderful sightseeing all through. Ooty is the place which we have seen in many Hindi movies and songs and really be there to view all those mountains, great lakes, dense forests, sprawling grasslands, miles of tea gardens was exciting.
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Train name (Train no): Mumbai Bhusaval Passenger (51153)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
Boarding Station: Mettupalayam
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Last Station: Mettupalayam
 4.50/7
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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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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
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    • Total distance:428 km
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    • Total distance:428 km
    • Nearest Airport:Coimbatore
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