Chennai to Ooty

Chennai to Ooty distance is 534 kms and its takes approx 10 hrs by road. Out of the 34 reviews shared by travellers, 32% prefer Bus, 42% prefer Train, 24% prefer Car or Cab whereas 3% prefer Flight respectively.

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      Amitra

      Chennai

      "Illumination was proper & excellent quality of linen was provided"

      6/7
      Posted 28 Jul

      Travelled by: Train

      Travelled as: Group

      The journey is the most important part (and joyous too) of the vacation and it is better to plan early, as if it goes wrong in the first place, you end up being disappointed at the beginning itself! We were travelling from Chennai (MAS) to Mettupalayam (MTP), and some of our friends joining in from Mumbai, there was no better option than to board the 12671 Nilgiri Express (aka Blue Mountain exp). As it leaves MAS at 21.15 from platform 9, it is apt to board after office hours for busy professionals like us and makes a comfortable overnight journey to MTP reaching by 6.15 in the morning. It mostly runs on time and covers a 531km distance in 9 hours with an average speed of 59kmph and halts at 7 stations in between. Being an overnight train, you will not get the outstanding views as it cl ...Read More

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      Sathyanarayanan

      Delhi

      "Excellent roads all the way"

      7/7
      Posted 28 Jan

      Travelled by: Car

      Travelled as: Family

      We made the mistake of starting around 10 in the morning, four hours later than our scheduled time. The Journey through GST Road till Ulundurpet-Salem toll road turn off was very good except at the Toll plazas where it is a free for all. The Salem Ulundurpet Toll road is good except for the fact that at many places it is still two lane. Once you cross Salem and take the Salem Coimbatore Highway it is a breeze till Perundurai from where the highway has lot of speed breakers. I turned off at Tirupur and reached Mettupalayam. From Mettupalayam I decided to take the Kothagiri route up to Ooty.

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      Rajnish

      Chennai

      "Journey to Ooty in the toy train "

      5/7
      Posted 27 Oct

      Travelled by: Train

      Travelled as: Family

      We started our journey on 27th Sept, 2014 from Chennai Central. Our train (Nilgiri) left Chennai Station at 9:30 pm and reached Metupallayam at 6:45 am. After that we boarded on Nilgiri Toy Train which starts at 7 am and here starts the main beautiful scenic journey which was unforgettable. It takes 5 hrs to cover 45 km distance. In between 7 station comes and the stoppage time is 2 min to 10 mins.

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      Rajesh

      Chennai

      "Good train to reach on time"

      5/7
      Posted 28 Nov

      Travelled by: Train

      Travelled as: Family

      Good train to go on time till Mettupalayam. From there we arranged a cab and it was very wonderful experience to travel in the hill. Lot of monkey were there on the way to Ooty it made the children more happy. Lot of viewpoints were also amazing on the road trip to Ooty from Mettupalayam.

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      Vetri

      Madurai

      "Seating is cramped in steam engine train"

      6/7
      Posted 3 Dec

      Travelled by: Train

      Travelled as: Family

      We took the steam engine train while returning, it was a great experience. The forward journey on the steam engine would be long journey hence decided the return. Reduce the luggage's as much as possible. Since the seating is cramped. Train stops in between stations, and will get some snacks at hill grove stations so don’t pack much for the snacks.

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      Journey Overview

      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.

      Return: Ooty to Chennai

      Travel by Car/Taxi

      Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
      Tata Indica A/C 11 4719
      Toyota Qualis 11 4719
      Hyundai Santro A/C 12 5148
      Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 5148
      Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 5577
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      Recommended for Family Vacation

      "we visited the ooty as a family tour and went to this gardens as a part of the visits..the... Read More - akhila

      Recommended for Hills

      "This is a best place for picnic and for spot seeing.it is encircled with small ravins and ... Read More - Vikash

      Recommended for Romantic Getaway

      "Beutiful sean can see.....Coimbatore shighting from peak....all around you can see the are... Read More - Pooran Mal

      Recommended for Relaxing

      "This place was awesome with great collection of Roses. One can spend almost half a day if ... Read More - Sai

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