Chennai to Ooty

Ooty is located at a distance of about 537 km from Chennai. The hill resort is also known as the ‘Queen of Hills’ and is well-connected to Chennai by roadways, railways and airways. However, the best way to reach Ooty from Chennai is by car, which takes around 9 hours. Some of the important places covered during the journey are Chennai - 136km -> Vellore - 121km -> Krishnagiri - 117km -> Mettur - 176km -> Ooty. On the way to Ooty, there are several petrol pumps and food joints at regular intervals.

Transport options from Chennai to Ooty

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

Chennai to Ooty By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Ooty, which takes around 10 hours. The Ooty bus station is situated in the heart of the city. Ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.

Chennai to Ooty By Train: There is no direct train from Chennai to Ooty. However, you can take direct train from Chennai to Mettupalayam, the nearest railway station to Ooty, which takes around 9 hours. Mettupalayam railway station is located at a distance of 52 km from Ooty and can be travelled by taxi or bus.

Chennai to Ooty By Flight: Take a direct flight from Chennai to Coimbatore, the nearest airport from Ooty that takes about an hour. Coimbatore airport is located at a distance of around 98 km from Ooty and can be covered by taxi or bus. Flights are recommended for kids and seniors.

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Mohammed abdullah khan

Mohammed abdullah khan,
Tourist
5 Reviews

Time saving journey

2 months ago
Mode of Transport: Train

Train journey was very peaceful. Since it is night journey once boarding can sleep and wake up morning at mettupalyam. The train reaches on time in spite of delaying start.
We had travelled in AC 3 tier. Could reach the destination without tiredness.

    • Tickets booked:
    • 30 days prior
    • This train has:
    • Clean toilets
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
P.s.balakrishnan

P.s.balakrishnan, Chennai,
Tourist
3 Reviews | 15 Views

A good journey

Mar 5, 2016
Mode of Transport: Bus

You can always rely on State Express Transport corporation and local Bus. Frequent bus service by state transport department. Staff are cordial and punctual. To the best of my knowledge in Tamil Nadu SETC is the most preferred and genuine transport facility. They do not fleece you. Though comfort may be less you can certainly rely on them.

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    • Bus Type:
    • Non-AC
Swetha Yedga

Swetha,
Tourist
1 Review | 6 Views

KPN travels is very good in terms of customer service

Feb 25, 2016
Mode of Transport: Bus

KPN travels is very good in terms of customer service, the tickets are always available and they arrange anyhow for options.

I was in Chennai and wanted to head Ooty and online tickets were not available so I got their number from online and tried, it was so helpful. They not only gave me tickets at cheap rate but also gave options of buses.

They told me they can pick me up from my house and will drop me to bus stop.

Excellent that's all I wanted.

Will always call them for tickets.

    • Bus Type:
    • A/C
    • This bus has:
    • TV/Entertainment
    • Comfortable seats
    • Blanket
    • Pillow
    • Water Bottle
    • Charging Point
    • Reading Light
Sanjip nayak

Sanjip nayak, Chennai,
Tourist
3 Reviews

Very good journey

Jan 23, 2016
Mode of Transport: Bus

YBM Travel is very good travel, very comfortable joinery, staff are very good, driving very smoothly providing all facility. Ooty is a paradise. Elegant look and superb climate. Its one of the Top tourist places you does't need to miss. I was to Ooty 8 year back, it was a tour from my school.

    • Bus Type:
    • Sleeper
    • This bus has:
    • TV/Entertainment
    • Comfortable seats
    • Wifi
    • GPS Tracking
    • Blanket
    • Pillow
    • Water Bottle
    • Charging Point
    • Reading Light
Hari

Hari, Bangalore,
Scout
2 Reviews

A good journey

Dec 16, 2015
Mode of Transport: Bus

It was a good experience in bus. Travelling to Chennai from ooty and being a good experience and the bus services are good and it can be maintained properly but it was ok with me and it was a pleasant trip to Ooty. It was a good journey. Totally seats are good.

    • Bus Type:
    • Non-AC
    • This bus has:
    • TV/Entertainment

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