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How To Book Ooty Train

Ooty Train

Three Ways to Book Ooty Train Tickets

  • Book it Online from IRCTC Website
  • Book it from Direct Counter
  • Book it from Travel agency

Book it prior at least 2 months before

You can now book Ooty Train Tickets in WhatsApp and Email , just send your exact travelers name,age and gender with trip date, we will block the tickets for you with booking service charges. Only on availability  

Whatsapp to 9941133133 or mail to travel2ooty@gmail.com

Special Trains Available on every Saturday from Mettuplayam to Ooty, starts at 9:10 am in Mettuplayam and reach Ooty at 2:25 , 5 Hrs 15 Min Journey Time

Ooty Toy train ticket tarrif

Train No

Train Name

First Class

Second Class

56139, 56137 Ooty to Coonoor Rs 450 Rs 250
56137 Ooty to Mettupalayam Rs 700 Rs 395
56136 Mettupalayam to Coonoor Rs 545 Rs 290
56136 Mettupalayam to Ooty Rs700 Rs 395

Ticket tarrif last updated on 11/05/2023

Things to Carry on Train Travel : Make sure you have your tickets printed if you have booked it online, at least the SMS of ticket confirmation on your mobile, Need at least any one government id proof  to be shown on request by the ticket collector 

Train Route from Ooty to Mettupalayam 

Udagamandalam -> Lovedale -> Ketti -> Aravankadu -> Wellington -> Coonoor -> Mettupalayam


Ooty to Mettupalaym Train Timings

Train No



Travel Time

56137 14:00 17:35 03:35


Mettupalayam to Ooty Train Timings

Train No



Travel Time

56136 07:10 12:00 04:50


Ooty to Coonoor  Train Timings

Train No



Travel Time

56139 09:15 10:25 01:10
56137 14:00 15:05 01:05

 Coonoor to Ooty Train Timing

Train No



Travel Time

56136 10:40 12:00 01:20
56138 16:00 17:15 01:15
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is a world heritage train which attracts numerous tourists travelling to Ooty. Nilgiri Mountain Railway commonly known as Toy train or Nilgiri passenger travels between Mettupalayam to Ooty daily and it covers a distance of 26 km and passes through 208 curves, 16 tunnels and 250 bridges. It almost takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach Ooty from Mettupalayam via toy train. The train starts from Mettupalayam railway station and passes through Hillgrove railway station, Coonoor railway station, Wellington railway station, Aruvankadu railway station, Ketti railway station, Lovedale railway station, and finally reaches Ooty also know as Udhagamandalam railway station.
If you want to reach Ooty quickly, then the best way to travel is by car. The road journey by car from Mettupalayam to Ooty takes around only 2 hours. Avail Mettupalayam to ooty cabs at low-fare.
Ooty toy train was built by the British in 1908, and was initially operated by the Madras Railway Company. The Nilgiri tiy train if renowned among tourist and it will be a great to travel in Ooty train. The entire Nilgiri Mountain can be viewed which gives a delight to your eyes.
Which Is The Difference Between First Class and Second Class?
First Class you can avail front view and seats are kind of sofa type, second class will be normal two sharing like normal bus seats

                          First Class Seat Image       

First Class Seats

Second Class Seat Images

Second Class Seats


Keep in mind that the Ooty train ride is not just a mode of transportation; it's an experience that allows you to connect with nature and the region's rich heritage. Enjoy the journey and create lasting memories.

 Top 20 must-do things during the Ooty train ride:

1. Book in advance: Ensure you have your train tickets booked in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, as the train ride can get crowded.
2. Choose the right time: The best time to take the train ride is from October to June when the weather is pleasant and the landscapes are lush green.
3. Board early: Arrive at the Ooty station early to secure a good seat and enjoy the boarding process.
4. Window seat: Try to get a window seat for the best views of the surrounding landscapes throughout the journey.
5. Photography: If you love photography, the train ride offers numerous opportunities for capturing breathtaking shots of tea gardens, mountains, and valleys.
6. Coonoor Stop: The train ride usually has a stop at Coonoor. Utilize this opportunity to explore Coonoor, a nearby hill station with beautiful viewpoints.
7. Heritage Stations: Admire the architecture and design of the heritage stations along the route, like Mettupalayam, Kallar, Coonoor, and Lovedale.
8. Lovedale Station: This is a small and picturesque station with lovely surroundings, perfect for some beautiful pictures.
9. Tea Gardens: The route is surrounded by lush tea gardens; enjoy the views and take a short stroll if possible.
10. Tunnel views: The train passes through several tunnels. Experience the excitement as the train enters and exits these tunnels, revealing stunning vistas.
11. Local Cuisine: Bring some local snacks and beverages to enjoy during the journey.
12. Chat with fellow travelers: Strike up conversations with fellow passengers and hear their stories or get travel tips.
13. Enjoy the Chugging Sound: The rhythmic chugging sound of the steam locomotive is part of the unique charm of the journey.
14. Follow Safety Instructions: Pay attention to safety instructions given by the train staff, especially during stops.
15. Interact with Locals: Learn about the local culture and lifestyle by interacting with the people living in the villages along the route.
16. Prepare for Weather Changes: Carry a light jacket or shawl, as the weather can get chilly in the higher altitudes.
17. Keep Trash with You: Respect the environment and keep your trash with you until you find a proper disposal facility.
18. Train Souvenirs: Look for small souvenirs or mementos available at the stations to commemorate your journey.
19. Learn about the History: Read up on the history and significance of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway to appreciate the ride better.
20. Relax and Unwind: Most importantly, relax, unwind, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that unfolds during the train ride.

Ooty train also called as The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) built in late 19th century still running under the gradient of 1 in 12 and has 208 curves with 13 tunnelsand Ooty toy train built in late 19th century still running under the gradient of 1 in 12 and has 208 curves with 13 tunnels

31 Reviews and Tips

11/10/2022 10:18:18 AM

I want to know whether I can travel in the Toy train from mettupalayam to ooty with a wait list ticket bought through railway reservation counter.

10/16/2021 11:37:26 AM

Ooty to coonoor train

9/19/2021 6:24:15 AM

Mettupalayam to Ooty

2/24/2020 11:55:53 PM

I need to book the toy train pls help me

11/8/2019 9:58:11 AM

Please provide information for booking online toy train tickets from ooty to coonoor. Link and station names.

Ganesh Prasad
10/7/2019 1:05:28 AM

I want to book the toy train for 10 members

8/16/2019 2:14:08 AM

The ooty train journey is really a nice experience of the life and you will get mesmerizing view of mountains.Please make sure you book the tickets in advance, else there will be a long queue at the station and you might get disappointed without a ticket

dixit patel
10/6/2018 8:12:41 AM

If you are visiting Ooty, then toy train is a must experience things to do in Ooty. If you are an avid nature lover then this ride amid woods, beautiful mountains, valleys, greenery etc., is a must.You have to get OR book the tickets in advance. 9.15 am and 12.30 pm there is a train from Ooty to Coonoor.4.30 pm there is a train from Coonoor to Ooty BOOKED MY TICKETS 13 nOV 2018. 3 PERSON

manoj verma
6/6/2018 4:58:48 AM

Please share the fare for toy train by 30th june 2018

4/27/2018 10:41:27 AM


3/2/2018 2:34:15 PM

Booked ticket via IRCTC for ooty to coonoor, my journey is next week but having waiting list no. 7 and 8, what are the chances that it will get confirmed by 9th march? bdw my coonoor to ooty ticket is confirmed.. any guidance for me?

2/8/2018 11:13:22 PM

Good View and an amazing experience. I traveled by first class. Prior booking is needed during season time. If you are going from Coonoor to Ooty then the left side offers you better views than the right side and from Ooty to Coonoor then Right Side offers excellent views. The journey is around 1.5 hours and quite cheap. The train journey is a must experience in Ooty. Plan ahead and book via IRCTC. Some windows don't have locks so be careful of the windows falling on you.

1/18/2018 11:36:45 PM

The toy train journey is definitely an enjoyable experience with stunning views.The train is always fully packed with people travel with a lot of luggage. Booking needs to be done at least 2 months in advance. Better to avoid Mettupalayam to Coonoor sector as it has only one service a day.One can prefer train journey either Ooty to Coonoor or Coonoor to Ooty.

12/8/2017 11:15:00 PM

It was a pleasant experience to board toy train from Coonoor and go to Ooty. We were standing in a queue and was waiting to get the 1st class ticket. But since it's a limited number hence we get the ticket for normal seating. The main difference between 1st and 2nd class is 1st class has full seats where 8-10 person accommodate whereas in normal class it was a 2 seated chairs. We boarded the train and enjoyed our journey travelling through overlooking the scenic tea gardens, mountains and waterfalls. Its a must to do whenever you visit Coonoor or Ooty.

10/20/2017 12:23:49 AM

Nilgiri Mountain Train is one of the beautiful rides to experience in Ooty.You will definitely enjoy the Toy Train Ride and which gives a memorable experience.You can book the tickets through IRCTC Website.We did that 3 months earlier to the trip and there remained only last 2 tickets left.The tickets must be reserved beforehand else you would waste time standing in long queue. The view is excellent. However, since we had not got the window seat on the side of view.We were clearly able to see the view of the other side and enjoy it. Also we preferred going from Ooty to Connor which was approximately an hour and a half ride. I think the second class coach is good enough as even in first class the seats are not very comfortable.The experience is awesome as it is a heritage train and I think everyone should try to enjoy this ride.

9/30/2017 12:24:34 AM

Toy Train Journey is the better scenic route to travel from Ooty to Coonoor. It is recommended to book the ticket in advance during season time otherwise you have to stand in a long queue to buy a general ticket.

9/30/2017 12:24:34 AM

Toy Train Journey is the better scenic route to travel from Ooty to Coonoor. It is recommended to book the ticket in advance during season time otherwise you have to stand in a long queue to buy a general ticket.

9/27/2017 4:05:47 AM

We started our train trip at morning between Ooty and Connor Morning train is best to experience the nature. It usually gets dark early in monsoon and winters it was the nice background to enjoy the nature with good frames of nature.

7/12/2017 12:03:37 AM

Toy train journey through beautiful tunnels, bridges and curves is really a great experience.Try to get a seat at window side to view the nice sceneries and to enjoy the views of largest Ketti valley.But getting the ticket during season time is really a big task.Book the toy train one and half month before your toy train trip date to avoid the last minute disappointments.

5/24/2017 11:21:44 AM

Dont miss this oppertunity if you visit ooty see the nature of god one has to see in lifetime to pray almighty god.

Palash Debnath
3/23/2017 4:02:27 AM

how to book ooty mountain train from Mettupalayam, please help

3/13/2017 10:21:55 AM

If I have confirm booking of second sitting, will I still face any issue to get my own reserved seat?

2/28/2017 11:38:51 PM

We have booked Ooty to Coonoor Toy Train. It is a must experience ride in Ooty. Our kids enjoy a lot. Nice scenery and dark tunnels are the highlights o the trip. Don’t miss to go for a Toy Train Ride if you were in Ooty.

12/31/2016 12:53:42 AM

I traveled with my family from Mettupalayam to Ooty by toy train.Kids enjoyed a lot while the train goes up slow on the mountains.You can enjoy beautiful scenes throughout the journey and it gives an awesome experience.

8/24/2016 10:52:16 PM

The toy train is the only heritage train in Southern India. One of the most loved attraction in Ooty.There is no restroom facility in the compartments. Train traverse through the woods, trees, tunnels , small waterfalls which give a breathtaking view.

6/23/2016 11:50:31 PM

The toy train is one of the must things to experience in Ooty. The trains go through tea gardens, valleys and hills and the views are breathtaking. It will be one of the unique journeys. Book the ticket online to avoid the long queues. For morning and evening train from Ooty to Coonoor and vice versa you can book the online ticket one month prior if it is non-season if it is the season you have to book the tickets three months prior.

3/31/2016 3:35:42 AM

Toy Train trip gives a lovely experience and must do things in Ooty. The views are excellent and tunnels are great.Children will enjoy a lot.It is the best journey for the people of all the ages.From Ooty to Coonoor there are many stations like Lovedale,Ketti, and Aruvankadu. Advance booking is needed in season time.You can book online otherwise it is advisable to go early and get the ticket at Railway Station.One person can get 4 Tickets.

3/10/2016 2:57:03 AM

The Ooty visit will be incomplete without experiencing the toy train trip. Traverse through a steep mountain, bridges, waterfalls, tunnels will be such a relaxing trip.Particularly you will enjoy each moment of the slow speed train.You can directly go the railway station and get the tickets (First come first serve) or you can book it on online.

1/21/2016 12:33:02 AM

Toy train Journey from Ooty to Coonoor is an amazing and one should not miss this trip in Ooty. The ticket counter always filled by the passengers.It is advisable to go earlier to get tickets.Online reservation is better in season time.There are first class and second class to avail.The trip will give memorable experience with lush green surroundings, so don't miss this toy train trip in Ooty. Tunnels are the main attraction, for nature lovers and photographic lovers it is the best to place.

1/13/2016 11:40:13 PM

If you are visiting Ooty, then toy train is a must experience things to do in Ooty. If you are an avid nature lover then this ride amid woods, beautiful mountains, valleys, greenery etc., is a must.You have to get OR book the tickets in advance. 9.15 am and 12.30 pm there is a train from Ooty to Coonoor.4.30 pm there is a train from Coonoor to Ooty.

11/25/2015 4:27:45 AM

Ooty Toy Train trip is a must experience thing in Ooty. You can enjoy the misty mountains, dark tunnels, tea gardens throughout the trip.But advance booking is a must at season time.For Kids it is the best trip, they will definitely enjoy it.

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