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How to Reach Ooty

Ooty or the Nilgiris is an important hill station tour of India with great transportation and easy access especially from South India. With big hotel chains gaining grounds here, Ooty has emerged to be a lovely tourist destination for winter vacations. Forests, hill slopes, and natural reserves make Ooty worth traveling. provides information to tourists about how to reach Ooty and the transportation available to reach the hill station.

Transportation Options

Ooty shares easy accessibility and transportation facilities with states of Karnataka and other parts of Tamil Nadu. The cities of Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, and Coorg have train, bus, and air services to this place. Coimbatore is the closest airport with a distance of 105 km. You can hire a cab or opt for taxi services that take around 2 hours. Private air services connect Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. There are cities like Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore, having air services to Ooty.

Other airports close to Ooty
  • Peelamedu Airport, Coimbatore
  • Chennai International Airport (MAA)
  • Kozhikode Airport (CCJ)
  • Bengaluru International Airport (BLR)
How to reach Ooty by train

The closest and major railway station to Ooty is Mettupalayam having a distance of 47 km. You can hire taxi or opt for buses to reach the Nilgiris. Train services are available from Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, and Mysore. Canoor is another place well connected by direct trains. The taxi charge from this railway station to Ooty is around Rs 1,000.

Buses to Ooty

The central bus terminus in Bangalore, Mysore, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, and other parts of Kerala have bus services to Ooty on daily basis. There are over-night Volvo buses and state transport corporation buses plying from cities of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. With you can opt for a package of South India and Ooty tour of 7-21 days.

Directions to Ooty
  • Aravankadu to Ooty
  • Wellington to Ooty
  • Lovedale to Ooty
  • Ketti to Ooty
  • Bellikkal to Ooty
  • Coonoor to Ooty