Ooty is a famous hill station, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is accessible via all modes of transportation. You can reach Ooty by air, train, bus or by self driving. Read further for a detailed view regarding the same.
« By Air
Nearest airport from Ooty is Coimbatore International Airport. The airport is at a distance of 94 kilometers and it takes about two and a half hours to cover the distance. You can easily get a taxi from the airport to reach Ooty.
This airport is well connected with cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Singapore, Sharjah, New Delhi, Mumbai and others; via Indigo, Spice Jet, Air Costa, Air India, Air Arabia, Silkair, Jet Airways etc.
« By Train
Mettupalayam railway station is the nearest railway station from Ooty, at a distance of 50 Kilometers. Mettupalayam is connected with cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Mysore and others. This is the starting point of the Nilgiri Mountain Railways. Nilgiri Mountain Railways has its name inscribed in World Heritage list. The toy train will take you through amazing landscapes amid nature’s untouched beauty.
However, if you wish to reach Ooty faster, you can opt for taxi or bus and cover the journey roughly in two to four hours.
« By Bus
Ooty has regular bus services managed by state government and private bus agencies. There are overnight bus services that connect with the neighboring towns and cities like Calicut, Mysore, Bangalore, Chennai etc.
« Self Drive
Road trip from Bangalore to Ooty can be an inexpressibly amazing experience; thanks to the mesmerizing landscape and pleasant breeze. You can reach Ooty via Mysore or Chamarajanagar. Upon reaching Gundlupet, enter the road for Bandipur National Park and Madhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. And as you enter this lush green stretch, you might also come across elephants and other wildlife creatures.