Being one of the frequently visited hill station in Tamil Nadu, Ooty has an easy access from various cities of South India.
What is the Nearest Airport to Ooty?
Ooty does not have an airport. Coimbatore (88 kms) is the nearest airport which offers flights to number of Indian cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai among others. Bangalore (295 kms) is the nearest international airport connected with most of the cities across the globe.
What is the Nearest Railway Station to Ooty?
Mettupalayam (40 kms) is the nearest railhead. Many trains to Ooty are available from nearby cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore and Chennai. You can also get Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Toy Train), which connects Ooty to Coonoor and Mettupalayam and takes you uphill through the curves to Ooty.
How to Reach Ooty by Bus?
Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation and some private buses connecting Ooty provide services from various South Indian places like Mysore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kodaikanal, Coimbatore and Bangalore. There are well-maintained state and national highways to reach Ooty.
How to Reach Ooty by Road?
Road trip by car to Ooty is one of the popular options from nearby cities. The best part of self-driving is that tourists get to drive through the reserve forest area, enjoy pleasant weather, experience wilderness from close quarters and may even click a few photos or selfie.
How to Reach Ooty by Cab/Taxi?
If you are not in the mood to drive, you can take a cab or taxi to Ooty and enjoy the climate of the city, and sightseeing on the way. To visit Ooty, cabs are readily provided by travel agents in Bangalore, Mysore, Kodaikanal and nearby cities at reasonable fares.
Routes to Ooty
Route from Bangalore: Distance between Bangalore and Ooty is about 266 kms and takes 5-6 hours to reach.There are two routes from Bangalore. The first one goes via Mysore to Gundlupet, Bandipur, Mudumalai and Masinagudi to Kalhatti and Ooty. The second route goes via Chamrajnagar, Kanakpura to Chamrajnagar, Bandipur, Theppakadu and Masinagudi to Ooty.
Route from Mysore: Distance between Mysore and Ooty is 126 kms and takes about 3-4 hours to reach there. The first route goes via Nanjangud, Gundulpet, Bandipur, Theppakadu and Masinagudi to Ooty. This route is 125 kms and the roads are quite narrow and you will get both way traffic. Second route is via Mysore, Nanjangud, Bandipur, Theppakadu, Gudalur and Pykara to Ooty.This route is 156 kms with wider roads and is easier to drive here. However, it increases the travel time to each Ooty.