Mysore is located at a distance of 209 km from Coimbatore. The second largest city of Karnataka, Mysore is well connected to Coimbatore by road and rail.
However, the best way to reach Mysore from Coimbatore is by road, which takes around 4 hours 10 minutes. The places covered during the journey from Coimbatore to Mysore are Coimbatore - 36 km -> Mettupalayam - 162 km -> Kadakola - 14 km -> Mysore.
On the way, there are several rest stops including Sri Anandhas. Various petrol pumps of Bharat Petroleum (BP) and IndianOil are also available on the route at regular intervals.
Transport options from Coimbatore to Mysore
Coimbatore to Mysore By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Mysore, which takes around 4 hours 10 minutes. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 8 and 19, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by a cab or car is best for group travel and for families with kids and senior citizens.
One fine early morning we started our journey to Mysore for one of our dearest friends Wedding Engagement. Since we are coimbatore guys the very shortcut to reach mysore is via Sathyamangalam - Dhimbam - Mysore. At the dawn time around 5 am we started with our car, not exactly car its a cruize. Mitsubishi Cedia of my friend. Previously I had been in Mitsubishi Lancer and its my first journey in Cedia ever. The Machine was amazing. We started up in a moderate speed by enjoying the beauty of Morning. By 6 am we reached sathyamangalam via Bannari Temple - a famous goddess in our region. After that we entered into the hill station / forest "Dhimbam". It was a hub of all ferocious Leopards. Very sharp hairpin bends which is definitely a difficult task even for a experienced driver. My friend was driving and he never feel any difficulty and the exact and only reason behind it was " Mitsubishi - Cedia". At time we reached the wedding Hall. The trip was so convenient because of CEDIA. On the way we had a glimpse of Mysore Palace. After the function we visited Mysore Zoo, Chamundeshwari Hills, etc etc. That was a memorable trip with loads of Pictures and Fun.
We, started morning time from Coimbatore and we enjoyed our travel because on the way we saw some places like Pannari Amman Temple and there were 27 hairpin bends. Riding was such a good experience and weather was also good. We saw some wild animals on the road.
The Karnataka state government bus has not enough place to rest the legs comfortably. Need some more good seats since the road is bad. The motel where the bus stopped is not a good one. The department should do some more arrangements in this regard. It's a non stop but after crossing Tamil Nadu border it becomes like a local town bus.
Reached Mysore via Sathyamangalam, Nanjangud and returned via Ooty. Driving through hills was an excellent experience. Fresh air and good road was worth mentioning. Most of our travel was during day time. We stayed in Mudumalai on the way. There were lot of restaurants on the way.
This route has:
Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Hwy and Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) quality is good and all their buses are good and they are good in keeping up their timings and my first preference for a long distance route is always KSRTC Airavat as it is the best bus in KSRTC till now.
There are good and bad drivers but as of now in busses which I have travelled they got me safe to my destinations till now. So I prefer KSRTC as the best for those who are travelling towards Bangalore and Mysore.