How to reach Wayanad from Bangalore

Wayanad is a district located in Kerala state. It is located in the north-east of Kerala. It is known for its scenic beauty and is a very popular tourist destination. Following are the ways one can reach Wayanad from Bangalore. 

How to reach Wayanad from Bangalore


Wayanad is blessed with numerous natural attractions along with not to mention the blissful climate and ambiance of the hill station. If you are looking for a perfect holiday destination, Wayanad is the place to be. Not only in Kerala, but tourists from all over other states, especially Karnataka and Tamil Nadu flock the place regularly. Since Bangalore is in close proximity to Wayanad, the flock professionals and students frequent the place a lot.

Wayanad has sprawling gardens of teas and cardamom, which makes it a picturesque location, straight out of a movie screen. One thing, you wouldn't like to miss especially when you're in Wayanad are the tourist resorts. The hill resorts are the most calm accommodations you'll ever be in. Enjoy this mountain bliss, and take a break from your routine life.

How to reach Wayanad from Bangalore by Train 

Wayanad doesn’t have any railway station. The nearest railway station is Kozhikode station, approximately 86 kms away from Wayanad. Outside Kozhikode station there are taxi stands from where one can hire taxi for Wayanad; taxi fare for Wayanad costs from 1,000 to 1,300 and entire journey takes around 2 hours.

Important train from Bangalore to Kozhikode

(there is just one train from Bangalore to Kozhikode) 

  • Yesvantpur - Kannur Express/16527 – departs from Yesvantpur junction at 8: PM & reaches Kozhikode 6:40 AM (next day); runs all day.
  • Yesvantpur - Mangalore Central (Weekly) Express/16565 – runs only on Sundays and reaches Kozhikode on Monday.


How to reach Wayanad from Bangalore by Air

Wayanad doesn’t have any airport. The nearest airport is Karipur international airport at Kozhikode, approximately 100 kms away from Wayanad. Spicejet Airlines operates flights from Bangalore to Kozhikode.

Spicejet Flight details

Flight no: SG1073, departs from Bangalore at 12:25 P.M, runs daily except Tuesday.    
From Kozhikode airport you can hire a taxi from taxi stands for Wayanad.

How to reach Wayanad from Bangalore by Road 

Wayanad is 280km away from Bangalore (approximately 7 hours road journey). Karnataka KSRTC and Kerala SRTC runs direct buses from Bangalore to Kalpetta, capital of Wayanad district. From Bangalore there are ample KSRTC buses for Wayanad, right from morning to late night.

However, unfortunately there are no direct KSRTC buses from Bangalore to Wayanad. But, there are direct Bangalore to Kozhikode KSRTC bus. As of today everyday there are 7 to 8 KSRTC buses for Bangalore to Kozhikode.

First bus for Kozhikode departs at 10: Am from Shanthinagar Bus stand.
Besides, there are few renowned travel agencies in Bangalore who provide direct bus service to Wayanad.

SKS Travels: 080-26801616.
Kallada Travels: (080) 42112526, 42010000, 09341455500.

It is pretty obvious that traveling via road is the best option to reach Wayanad. Not only is it less time consuming, but high frequencies of KSRTC buses for Kozhikode also makes road journey more smoother.

Traveling via air/flight is equally good option, provided you have healthy budget for same. Traveling via train/rail must be best avoided. Simply because it is too time consuming (approximately 10 hours) and also there is one train available and that too to Kozhikode, which is 86 km away from Wayanad.

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