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How to reach Kodaikanal from Bangalore

Kodaikanal is a famous & beautiful hills station in the state of Tamil Naidu and is directly connected to Bangalore only via road.

How to reach Kodaikanal from Bangalore

Kodaikanal from Bangalore by Train:

Kodaikanal doesn’t have a railway station. The nearest railway station to Kodaikanal is Kodai Road station; approximately 80 km away from Kodaikanal. From Kodai Road Kodaikanal is 3 hours journey. From Kodai Railway Station there are plenty of taxis for Kodaikanal, however taxi fares are very expensive and are often non negotiable.

Important trains from Bangalore to Kodai Road:

Mysore-Tuticorin Express/16732 – departs from Bangalore station at 21:20 (9:20 PM), runs on all day.
Nagarcoil Exp/ 16339 – departs from Krishnarajapuram railway station at 10:30 a.m, runs on Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat. Krishnarajapuram railway station is 15 km away from Bangalore.

Kodaikanal from Bangalore by Air:

Kodaikanal doesn’t have an airport. The nearest airport is Madurai Airport, which is 140 kms away from Kodaikanal. 

From Madurai airport one can opt for taxi/cab services to reach Kodaikanal; there are innumerable taxis just outside Madurai airport, however taxi or cab fares are quite high.

Kodaikanal from Bangalore by Road:

The total distance between Bangalore and Kodaikanal is 462 km (8 hrs journey). KSRTC has a direct bus service to Kodaikanal, which leaves from Bangalore late evening and reaches Kodaikanal early morning.

From Ooty By Bus
There are private mini buses operating from Ooty to Kodaikanal which is irregular and takes 8 hrs. Kindly contact travel agents in Ooty for booking.

From Madurai By Bus
Private mini bus starts from Madurai every morning. Duration – 4 hrs. Also there are frequent public buses.

From Kerala
There are no direct buses from any part of Kerala to Kodaikanal. The only option is to hire a Taxi.

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