Ooty to Bangalore Distance

Ooty To Bangalore

(Bangalore To Ooty)

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Total distance 265 km
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The distance between Ooty and Bangalore, is almost 265 km. It can take six to seven hours, to reach Bangalore from Ooty, by road. The best way to reach Bangalore from Ooty, is by bus. There are many buses which run every day between Ooty and Bangalore. The KSRTC has an informative website, with a list of all the buses between Ooty and Bangalore. Journey by bus, can cost you anything between Rs. 420 to Rs. 780, depending on the kind of bus. It is advisable to travel at night.

Transport options from Ooty to Bangalore

Ooty to Bangalore By Bus: Take a direct bus from Ooty to Bangalore, which takes around 7 hours. Several state transport buses ply between these two destinations. Bus station at Bangalore is about 5 km away from the city centre. You can reach the city centre by hiring cabs or taxis. Travelling by bus is an ideal option for backpackers and individual travellers.

Ooty to Bangalore By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car from Ooty to Bangalore, which takes around 7 hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of the car. Suitable option for those travelling with families and in groups.

Ooty to Bangalore By Train: No direct train is available from Ooty to Bangalore. However, you can take a direct train from Coimbatore Railway Station to Bangalore City Junction, which takes around 7 hours. Ooty is situated at distance of about 89 km from Coimbatore Railway Station. Taxis and buses take around 1 hour to reach Ooty from Coimbatore Railway Station. Suitable for families travelling with seniors and kids.

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Jay Gaglani

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Jay Gaglani
6.4/7
Posted Mar 30, 2016 Mar 30, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
The travellers should travel by bus only if they are travelling in month of December as the scenic beauty can be seen which can make their mood more relishing and it is the most reliable way of travelling in case travelling with friends or family. Such an awesome experience.
Bus operator: Neeta Travels
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Ajit Sridharan

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Ajit Sridharan
5/7
Posted Jun 15, 2016 Jun 15, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
We left Bangalore at 5. 30 am. There was no traffic in getting to the Mysore Road, and except for a halt to fuel up, we reached Mysore Road within half an hour. We took the normal route via Channapatna, Krishnagiri and Mandya and then turned left towards Ooty a little before Mysore. Road conditions were good throughout. The best part of the journey is when you cross the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, which continues as Mudumalai National Park once you enter Tamil Nadu. This stretch is beautiful. If you're lucky enough, you get to see lots of animals on this route. We saw sloth bears, peacocks, bison, some elephants, including a huge tusker. This stretch is fairly long, and there are speed breakers virtually every 100 metres or so, to protect the animals. Hence, the average speed comes down once you enter the forest area. Once you cross the national parks, you start the upward climb to Ooty. This stretch is extremely winding, with 36 hair-pin bends. The turns are very sharp and steep, making it difficult and dangerous to overtake others. We have a 2 year old kid, and he got nauseous on this stretch. I would advise travellers to drive peacefully on this stretch, and not try to drive too fast. The scenery on either side of the road is beautiful though, and as you ascend, you can literally see the clouds coming closer and closer. Overall, the drive is very enjoyable. We took about 7 hours to reach Ooty, including a breakfast break and 3 breaks when our kid got nauseous.
On the way back, the route is almost the same, except that you take a different route while descending from Ooty. The descent is about 10 km longer than the ascent. While the number of hair pin bends is far lesser, the road is narrower, and there are a lot of turns, which means the average speed comes down quite a bit. We again drove through the Mudumalai and Bandipur National Parks, and having left Ooty at about 1 pm, it was nearly 5 pm by the time we reached the junction of the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. Mandya to Maddur was a breeze. After Maddur, we got caught in a very bad traffic jam, which started a little before Channapatna, and continued all the way till Bangalore. Having reached Maddur at about 7 pm, we reached the nice Road exit only by 10. 30 pm.
For travellers returning to Bngalore on a Sunday, I would strongly recommend that you leave Ooty before 9 am. I am told that the traffic issue starts on Sunday evening, when tourists return to Bangalore from Ooty, Coonoor, Mysore, Coorg and Wayanad on the same route. Our return journey took us about 10 hours. The best way to avoid this is to return to Bangalore on a Saturday. I have returned to Bangalore fromCoorg on a Saturday, and the traffic is fairly peaceful.
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Route Taken:Bangalore - Mysore Rd
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The hotel is located close to the Tea Factory at Ooty, which is about 3-4 km away from Charring Cross and other central areas. Getting to Doddabetta peak is very easy from this hotel. From the Tea Factory itself, the road is very narrow and not really in the best condition. Once you enter the...more »
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Sathish Kumar

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Sathish Kumar
6/7
Posted Oct 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013
Mode of Transport:Bus
Excellent travel, the kind of bus that our KSRTC is opted for the hill station like ooty is more appreciable and an awesome travel. Good seats and amenities like blankets were very good and halt at Mysore is very good and at right time. Best about the travel is in the night bus leaves the station by 10.30 and reaches the destination at the scheduled time early morning and the day is not wasted any where or time in travelling. Travellers must carry the water bottles.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
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When i thought about the honeymoon trip two places were in the mind first ooty and second munnar it was advised munnar is hotter than ooty so i had opted for first choice. The destination is awesome i am saying in the month of may which is extreme hot so imagine during winter. Hotel is...more »
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Savio Santiago
7/7
Posted Jan 21, 2015 Jan 21, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We hired a Figo self drive car from Zoomcar. It was affordable and we took the car from Bangalore. We went through Mysore, Bandipur Forest, Mudumalai Forest, Masinagudi, Ooty. The ride was really superb. We started by Friday night at 11.30 pm and reached Saturday morning by 8-9 am. There was a check post near Bandipur Forest which opens by 6 am to 6 pm after that they close the gate. We stopped for a safari ride in Bandipur Forest. The ride through the forests was very nice so go slow and enjoy the forest greenery. There was check-in when you enter Mudumalai Forest. They have many speed bumps so drive cautiously and enjoy the splendid view.
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Route Taken:Bangalore - Mysore Rd
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Located near Ooty Railway Station and Bus Stand this place is really good. We got the hotel just like that when we were searching for rooms and we were happy about finding this place. Nearby there are also petty shops and also a Hydrebad biriyani shop. Biryani was little pricey but i liked the...more »
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Dr.shabbir Sayeed

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Dr.shabbir Sayeed
4.5/7
Posted Jan 19, 2016 Jan 19, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
Early on a Monday morning last week we set out on a short family vacation from Bangalore to Ooty in our Ertiga. As usual the Bangalore-Mysore highway was crowded even at 7:30 AM making the city stretch a cumbersome exercise. However, once on the freeway the going was fairly smooth. My 21 year old son was at the wheel for the first leg up to Mysore. Breakfast at the midway point food court in the A2B joint was quick and simple. We avoided the city troubles by taking the ring road at Columbia-Asia Hospital and reached the Nanjangud Road in about 3 hours.

That was the end of smooth sailing. Horrible road condition till Gundlupet due to roadworks made the going frustratingly slow and bumpy. I took the wheel for the second leg of the trip all the way to the top. Road condition was not that bad till the Karnataka border through the Bandipur Sanctuary. Not much to sight as the sun was scorching and the animals had a retreat, except a few herds of deer lazily grazing by the roadside. Of course, a couple of sightings of large lizards darting across the road and a Bison-like animal ambling across the grassy expanse at a distance were the only punctuation in our otherwise plain journey. Theppakadu Elephant camp was deserted considering the time of day that we reached there.

The steep climb via Masinagudi route was both interesting and strenuous for our Ertiga. By mid afternoon we reached Charing Cross in Ooty and after a quick lunch in A2B restaurant we headed for the Hotel for the rest of the day. Sinclairs Resort on Gorishola Road was our final destination. The overall experience during this 6hr drive was good. Lack of convenience facilities such as clean eateries and toilets, particularly for the ladies was felt at times after Mysore and hope someone takes care of such essentials on this oft frequented route.
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Route Taken:Bangalore - Mysore Rd
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It was a purposeful family vacation only to retreat and relax for two nights and so we chose this resort off the beaten track and away from the usual crowds. Sinclairs property enjoys a beautiful location with some very fine sunset view in the evening and expansive lawns to stroll around. Food...more »
Trip Includes:  | Ooty | Sim's Park | Doddabetta Peak
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Ooty to Bangalore By Car/Taxi (199 Km)

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Tata Indica A/C 10 1990
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 2388
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 2388
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 2587
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 2587
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