Chennai to Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is located at a distance of 529 km from Chennai. The hill station is popular for eucalyptus oil and plums and is well-connected to Chennai by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Kodaikanal from Chennai is by train, which takes about 8 hours. The important stations covered during the journey include Chennai - 56km -> Chengalpattu - 76km -> Tindivanam - 173km -> Ariyalur - 267km -> Kodaikanal. There are several facilities like rest-rooms, drinking water and snack corners available at the Kodaikanal railway station.

Transport options from Chennai to Kodaikanal

Chennai to Kodaikanal By Train: Take a direct train from Chennai to Kodaikanal, which takes around 8 hours. Kodaikanal railway station is situated at a distance of 80 km from the city centre and can be covered by taxi, auto-rickshaw or bus. Ideal for families, kids and seniors.

Chennai to Kodaikanal By Car: Take a cab from Chennai to Kodaikanal, which takes around 9 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families, seniors and groups.

Chennai to Kodaikanal By Bus: Take a bus from Chennai to Kodaikanal, which takes around 10 hours. Kodaikanal bus station is located in the heart of the city and can be reached on foot. Ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.

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R V

R, Chennai,
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6 Reviews | 8 Views

Travel by train and take a bus from Kodai Road!

Jan 29, 2016
Mode of Transport: Train

We boarded the Pandian Express from Chennai and got down at Kodai Road early in the morning next day. There are several fruit shops and tea stalls opposite the station. We had hot steaming tea and bought some fruits. There are several buses from there to Kodaikanal. We boarded the bus, it got really crowded after a certain point. The view up was awesome. We could see Vaigai dam on the way and several water falls. Good journey.

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Aadil alikhan

Aadil alikhan, Chennai,
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2 Reviews | 1 View

A good journey

Nov 5, 2015
Mode of Transport: Flight

We travelled by Air through Chennai to Madurai, myself & my family members very much enjoyed the air travel experience. Our family visit to Kodaikanal was memorable experience. We travelled from Madurai to Kodaikanal sight scenes are very excellent and we enjoyed a lot.

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Giri raj

Giri raj, Delhi,
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2 Reviews | 2 Views

Good Journey

Oct 24, 2015
Mode of Transport: Bus

Journey is comfortable and we had good experience in travelling in hill's, first time to Kodaikanal makes us happy, feel to travel again.

Bad experience : inside the bus the plug point was not working, as we spent more than Rs. 3000 for 2 sleeper, we got only blanket, that we have it has own.

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Ansar

Ansar, Goa,
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5 Reviews | 2 Views

A superb expereince

Oct 17, 2015
Mode of Transport: Bus

The journey was comfortable. There were enough rest stops during the journey. The seats were in great condition and they provide on-board entertainment like movies. The bus have ample charging points and they provide water & blankets.

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Vijay

Vijay, Chennai,
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A nice journey

Oct 13, 2015
Mode of Transport: Train

Journey was better in train. It would have been good if the train reached on time. It got delayed by 5 hrs, horrible. As it was a special train to tirunelveli to accommodate the rush. Toilets were good. Our travel was the next morning after the guruvayur exp derail near villupuram. So that too delayed all trains movement. Other than that the travel was good as we travelled a group of 20 members with fun filled activities.

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