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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Prabha Karan
  • Prabha Karan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
Prabha Karan
5.5/7
Posted 4 weeks 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.
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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Karthi Keyan
  • Karthi Keyan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
Karthi Keyan
3.5/7
Posted 1 month ago Dec 24, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It was a nice trip. We friends went there by car. Climate was absolutely super. Places are super especially Thotapetta, Rose Garden and falls are really superb. We went boating also and we went Muthumalai forest. Its near by Ooty and we saw forest elephants very closely. Superb trip and quite unforgettable.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH45 and National Highway 67
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Gaurav Desai
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  • 6 Reviews
Gaurav Desai
1.5/7
Posted 1 month ago Dec 23, 2014
Mode of Transport:Flight
Travelling to Ooty by flight is neither cheap nor time saving as nearest airport is Coimbatore and you still have to travel close to 4 hours in cab. The best option should have been train which will also include toy train to Ooty from the base town. (sorry if I forgot the name of base town).
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Airline name: IndiGo Airlines
Boarding airport:Chennai
Rating:
6/7
Last airport:Coimbatore
Rating:
2.5/7
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Suresh Kp
  • Suresh Kp
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 1 Review
Suresh Kp
4/7
Posted 1 month ago Dec 16, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
I went for a trip to Ooty and they picked up us from the bus station at around 11.50 pm, special thanks to the receptionist for providing the transport. We stayed there for 2 nights in suit room, it was fine.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
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Vetri
  • Vetri
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 3 Reviews
Vetri
6/7
Posted 2 months ago Dec 3, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
We took the steam engine train while returning, it was a great experience. The forward journey on the steam engine would be long journey hence decided the return. Reduce the luggage's as much as possible. Since the seating is cramped. Train stops in between stations, and will get some snacks at hill grove stations so donít pack much for the snacks.
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Train name (Train no): Mtp Uam Pass M G (56136)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Mettupalayam
 3.00/7
Last Station: Gooty Junction
 5.00/7
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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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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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