Salem to Ooty

Salem to Ooty distance is 210 kms and its takes approx 5 hrs by road. Out of the 7 reviews shared by travellers, 17% prefer Bus, 83% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

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"A good drive"

Posted 13 Oct

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Solo

Instead of taking Avinashi-Annur-Mettupalayam Route, Drive in Highways upto coimbatore byepass and Take route on Western outskirts of Coimbatore to reach either Karamadai or Annur then reach Mettupalayam. As you are travelling in 4 lane NH upto byepass you can travel at max speed. Take outskirts route to avoid coimbatore traffic. Avoid Mettupalayam-Coonoor-Ooty route as it's traffic heavy and Take kotagiri route as the roads are good.




"Wonderful experience and good sightseeing on the way "

Posted 20 May

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

We planned to reach Ooty by car which was I wonderful experience and best option to enjoy with family by sightseeing. The rain was drizzling at that time. Curiosity made to stop the car at a beautiful spot to enjoy and play in rain with my family members and children's. We stopped at various pleasant and beautiful spots and took photos and enjoyed the scenic beauty of nature, which made us feel so good.




"A nice road trip"

Posted 14 Oct

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

Got stuck in heavy traffic in Connor. Got stuck in heavy rain in Ooty and couldn't explore places in Ooty. Road was not properly maintained in Ooty. Hill view was good and a good place for photography. There were few temples on the way. Overall, experience was good enough for me to enjoy a weekend.




"Good pleasant journey with lot of break "

Posted 18 Aug

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

Our own car hence used to it. We selected Kothagiri route, where there is no traffic. Pleasant look, cloudy and the rain made has to enjoy the journey and never felt tired. We took ample time to travel. Relaxed journey. We stopped at several places to take photos and to have tea.




"Nice travel and bus was comfortable "

Posted 13 Jun

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Family

The bus tour allowed us to get around and see a lot of sights in little time. We could hop off, go walk around, and there was always a bus waiting for us. This was one of the highlights of our trip because we saw so much! Bus was comfortable, clean, informative, slow-moving enough to see it all and take photos.

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Journey Overview

Here's your complete guide on travelling to Ooty from Salem. Ooty is also known as Udhagamandalam. These are the various ways you can reach Ooty from Salem. The drive for 210 kms from Salem to Ooty is simply magnificent. roadways are the common ways to reach Ooty from Salem. Best way of travelling from Salem to Ooty is by car.

Transport options from Salem to Ooty

Salem to Ooty By Bus: Travellers enjoy the bus journey as you get to see very good places on the way. Many types of buses are available in this route like A/C Sleeper, Non A/C Sleeper (2+1), Volvo A/C, Non A/C Airbus. Reach out to APR Travels, TNSTC, AVK Travels for availability between Salem and Ooty. Check the bus ticket prices for Ooty from Salem. To reach Ooty from Salem, you can get into any government and private bus on this route.

Salem to Ooty By Train: Check the train status, schedule, timetable and availability to reach Ooty from Salem Go by train to Ooty from Salem to reach in 5 hours. Udagamandalam is the nearest railway station.

Salem to Ooty By Car: If you prefer taking the road to reach Ooty from Salem, check the taxi guide here. The cost of cab ranges from INR 5 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Additionally, you have to pay toll tax. Suitable for families travelling with kids and groups.

Salem to Ooty By Flight: Find flights from Salem to Ooty, explore the availability and Book Flight tickets from Salem to Ooty. A number of flights fly directly between Salem to Ooty. It takes 1 hour to reach by flight. You can conveniently book prepaid cabs from the airport to reach your destination in Ooty. Coimbatore airport is the nearest airport near Ooty. It is about 57 kms from Coimbatore airport to Ooty.

Reviewer Vignesh Arivazhagan says "Ooty is a nice place to enjoy with whomever family or friends. I went to Ooty..."
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Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 1782
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1944
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 2106
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 2106
Tata Indigo A/C 14 2268
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