Bangalore to Ooty

Ooty is one of the best and beautiful tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu. Complete travel guide to reach ooty from Bangalore Karnataka. Here is best route to reach Ooty from Bangalore.

1) How to Reach Ooty from Bangalore?

If you are thinking how to go to Ooty from Bangalore, there are numerous options for you

TransportTimingTarrif
Bus6 to 8 hrsStarts from Rs 600
Train8 hrsStarts from Rs 155
Cab5 to 6 hrs Starts from Rs 5000

No direct train from Bangalore to Ooty, travel to coimbatore and to Ooty

Bus

There are direct buses from Bangalore to Ooty. These buses go via Mysore to Ooty or via Mettupalayam to Ooty. While most of the private bus service providers and Tamilnadu buses use the Mettupalayam – Ooty route, Karnataka State Transport buses go via Mysore and Gudalur to Ooty.

Bus OperatorsTimingTarrif
KSRTC6 to 8 hrsRs 600 /-
GreenLine Travels And Holidays8 hrsRs 1249 /-
SRS5 to 6 hrs Rs 9999 /-

Train

You can also reach Ooty from Bangalore by train. From Coimbatore, you can travel further to Ooty by bus or taxi.

Train NameTimingTarrif
ERNAKULAM EXP7 to 8 hrsRs 155 /-
KANYAKUMARI EXP7 to 8 hrsRs 155 /-

Flight

For those who prefer to travel by flights, the nearest airport is Coimbatore. You can take Bangalore-Coimbatore flight and then travel from Coimbatore to Ooty by bus or cab.

Car

Best mode of the travel from bangalore to Ooty is by reting a car, costely but easy way to reach

2) How many kilometres from Bangalore to Ooty?

Bangalore to Ooty distance by road is approximately 266 kilometres if you are travelling via Mysore. The route that goes through Mettupalayam is around 300 kilometres.

3) Are there flights from Bangalore to Ooty?

No, there are no direct flights from Bangalore to Ooty. You have flights only up to Coimbatore, after which you need to travel by road up the mountain to Ooty.

4) How long will it take to travel from Bangalore to Ooty

Road travel from Bangalore to Ooty will take approximately 6 to 7 hours.

5) What are the different road routes from Bangalore to Ooty?

The different road routes to reach Ooty from Bangalore are

Bangalore- Mysore - Gundalpet - Theppakadu - Masanigudi – Ooty

Bangalore- Mysore - Gundalpet - Theppakadu - Gudalur – Ooty

Bangalore to Kanakapura (via NICE Road) – Kollegal – Chamrajnagar – Gundalpet – Masinagudi – Ooty

Bangalore to Kanakapura (via NICE Road) – Kollegal – Chamrajnagar – Gundalpet – Gudalur – Ooty

Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Metur – Sathyamangalam – Mettupalayam – Ooty

6) Is it a good idea to book an outstation cab from Bangalore to Ooty?

If you are travelling as a group with family or friends, then it may be convenient and economical to book a cab. There are numerous cab providers that offer Bangalore Ooty cab services. You can also plan to visit the places along the route to Ooty when you travel by road.

7) I have a car, can I drive to Ooty?

Yes, you can drive your car or a rented car to Ooty. However, it would be a good option only if you have experience driving in the mountains. There are numerous hairpin bends and sharp turns on the road up the mountain to Ooty. So, if you are an experienced driver, you can surely drive to Ooty. Else, it is recommended to hire an experienced driver or take a cab.

8) Are there trains from Mysore to Ooty?

Yes, you can drive your car or a rented car to Ooty. However, it would be a good option only if you have experience driving in the mountains. There are numerous hairpin bends and sharp turns on the road up the mountain to Ooty. So, if you are an experienced driver, you can surely drive to Ooty. Else, it is recommended to hire an experienced driver or take a cab.No, there is only road connectivity from Mysore to Ooty. So, don’t search for Mysore to Ooty train timings

9) Is there anything I should check out while travelling by road from Bangalore to Ooty via Mysore?

The road from Bangalore to Ooty via Mysore travels through Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary and the Bandipur wildlife sanctuary. Before you start your trip, check to see if the road is open because in case of rains, floods or other natural calamities the roads may be closed. Also, plan your travel in such a way that you leave the forest area before it gets dark, whether you are travelling to Ooty or towards Bangalore.

10) Are there tolls on the road from Bangalore to Ooty?

As of now, there are no tolls in the route to Ooty from Bangalore via Mysore. But, on the Bangalore to Coimbatore route, there are around 5 tolls.

11) Is it safe to drive up the mountains at night?

It is best to drive up the mountains during the day time as it is risky to drive at night. Also, there could be animal movement in the night. So, make plans to reach Ooty before it gets dark.

12 ) Can I take the Heritage Mountain Railway to Ooty if I come from Bangalore?

It is a once a lifetime experience going by the mountain train to Ooty. However, this train starts from Mettupalayam at 7.10 am in the morning. If you want to take this train, then you should plan your travel such that you reach Coimbatore at around 5 am in the morning and then take the road to Mettupalayam railway station. You can book tickets for the mountain train on the IRCTC website.

13) Which is the most scenic route from Bangalore to Ooty?

The most scenic route from Bangalore to Ooty would be Bangalore – Srirangapatna – Mysore – Chamrajnagar – Bandipur – Mudumalai – Gudalur – Ooty.

14) How many hairpin bends are there on the road up the mountain to Ooty?

The National Highway 181 from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor has 14 hairpin bends. However, if you are travelling via Mysore and Masinagudi, popularly known as Kallati route, you will have to drive through 36 hairpin bends to reach Ooty. This route is closed during night.

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