Chennai to Munnar Distance

Chennai To Munnar

(Munnar To Chennai)

Preferred Travelling Mode (Distance 571 Kms)

Chennai to Munnar distance is 571 kms . Out of the 22 reviews shared by travellers, 11% prefer Bus, 25% prefer Train, 45% prefer Car or Cab whereas 18% prefer Flight respectively.

Munnar does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Kochi (Cochin), at a distance of 88 kms from Munnar.

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Rangarajan

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  • Rangarajan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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Rangarajan
5/7
Posted Mar 24, 2016 Mar 24, 2016
Mode of Transport:Flight
It was our honeymoon visit. The exciting thing is its a first time flight for my wife. We had a wonderful experience. Travel time was less and hence it was good to reach the destination soon. Nice and timely meal provided in the flight. Spacious flight.
Airline name: Air India
Boarding airport:Chennai Airport
Rating:
7/7
Last airport:Cochin International
Rating:
5/7
Trip Includes:  Le Celestium | Munnar
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Uma chandran r

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  • Uma chandran r
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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Uma chandran r
5/7
Posted Nov 7, 2015 Nov 7, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
I am travelled in my own S U V car. The roads are good and clean. The best time to travel is day time please avoid night and evening time and restaurants and dhabas are good instead of going to hotels we prepare good food at home and eat while travelling and enjoy the trip without spoiling our health. Thank you.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 45
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Pavan kumar

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  • Pavan kumar
  • Lives in Nellore
  • 3 Reviews
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Pavan kumar
5/7
Posted Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We travelled by hyundai I20 from Chennai to Munnar. We took a break at Madurai at night and visited temple early in the morning. Then we started at 9 am and reached Munnar by 12.30 pm as the hotel check in time was 12 noon. The roads from Chennai to Munnar are all high ways and are well-maintained. Best time to drive the ghat road is morning. You will feel comfortable by wheel and enjoy the ride too. There are lot of sightseeing spots on the way which you can see as you drive by like view point, photo point etc.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 45
Trip Includes:  Lakezone Holiday Resort | Munnar
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Damodaran

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  • Damodaran
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
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Damodaran
6/7
Posted Sep 12, 2015 Sep 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Seen most lovable and romantic place there. The driver was calm and awaiting. He was perfect driver for us. Had an wonderful sightseeing experience.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 45
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Mohamed Rafik

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  • Mohamed Rafik
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
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Mohamed Rafik
5.5/7
Posted Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Pearl city express is Super Fast Express, so you can count on it for reaching on time.

You need to get down at Madurai, have snacks near Railway Station and from there, go to Arappalayam Bus Stand. Bus will leave from there at 6. 10 Am. It will not be crowded much, so you can have relaxed travel.

They will stop for breakfast in a small hotel at Tamilnadu/Kerala border. The food was nice there. You can have good breakfast at cheap price. Then head onto the mountain.

The bus will go through steep hair pin bends will stirrup Adrenaline in your body for sure. If you want to have more adventurous mountain ride, go in bus. You wont get this experience in Car.

Then, Finally you will reach Munnar around 11. 30 am.

While return we took the other path to Reach Ernakulam. We boarded Kerala SRTC bus from Munnar around 6. 30 Am and reached Ernakulam around 1 Pm.

Usually, while coming down from hill areas, some will feel vomiting sensation. So it is better to book NON A/C car downhill as you wont feel suffocated and you will be comfortable.

Overall, the journey was a good experience.
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Train name (Train no): Pearl City Exp (12693)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Tambaram
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Madurai Junction
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
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This is beautiful hill station in southern India. You must visit this place if you are staying in South India There are sight seeing spots in 4 directions from here. So you can choose each direction one day. I choose Mattupetty direction as it has more attractions since we stayed only 2 days...more »
Trip Includes:  Emerald Inn Hotel
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Munnar is located at a distance of around 586 km from Chennai. The hill town is famous for its tea plantations and is well-connected to Chennai by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Munnar from Chennai is by car, which takes around 9 hours. The places covered between Chennai and Munnar include Chennai - 171km -> Villupuram - 110km -> Perambalur - 110km -> Karur - 75km -> Dharapuram - 124km-> Munnar. There are several petrol pumps of BP, HP and Indian Oil, apart from ESI hospitals and coffee houses along the route.

Transport options from Chennai to Munnar

Chennai to Munnar By Train: Take a train from Chennai to Kochi, which takes around 12 hours. Munnar city centre is located at a distance of about 140 km from Kochi and can be reached by taxi. This mode is suitable for families, seniors, kids and group travellers.

Chennai to Munnar By Flight: Take a direct flight from Chennai to Kochi, the nearest airport from Munnar, which takes around an hour. Munnar city centre is about 104 km from the Kochi Airport and can be reached by taxi. Travelling by flight is suitable for families with kids and seniors.

Chennai to Munnar By Bus: Take a bus from Chennai to Munnar, which takes around 10 hours. Munnar Bus Stand is about a kilometre away from Munnar city centre. Travelling by bus is ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.

Chennai to Munnar By Car: Take a car or hire a cab from Chennai to Munnar, which takes around 10 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of the car. Recommended for families with kids, seniors and group travellers.

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Travel by Train

Chennai ––› Kochi (Coc..
By Train 557 Km
Kochi (Coc.. ––› Munnar
By Taxi 88 Km
Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) by Train (557 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Munnar M T W T F S S
13351 Dhn Alappuzha E Chennai Central 03:25 18:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16041 Alleppey Exp Chennai Central 20:45 09:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16127 Ms Guruvayur Ex Chennai Egmore 07:40 03:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16310 Pnbe Ers Express Chennai Central 04:15 17:30 N N N Y Y N N
16324 Shm Tvc Express Chennai Central 04:15 17:30 N Y N N N N Y
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Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by cab (88 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1144
Ford Endeavor 35 3080
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 1584
Ford Ikon A/C 17 1496
Honda Accord 55 4840
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Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 5291
Toyota Qualis 11 5291
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 5772
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 5772
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 6253
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Munnar Packages

Many travel agents offer Chennai to Munnar tour packages in various budget categories.

Munnar (3N)

3 Nights / 4 Days

1 Package Available

Munnar (4N)

4 Nights / 5 Days

Munnar (2N), Kumarakom (1D)

2 Nights / 3 Days

2 Packages Available