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There are 8 ways to get from Chennai to Kodaikānāl by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Madurai, taxi  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  2. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kodaikānāl

₹3,108 - ₹13,972

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Bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Kodaikanal

₹564 - ₹867

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Fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Coimbatore (CJB) MAA - CJB
  2. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Kodaikānāl

₹4,708 - ₹12,772

Fly to Kochi, taxi  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Kochi (COK) MAA - COK
  2. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl

₹5,508 - ₹15,272

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train, taxi  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) MAA - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali to Kodaikanal Road
  3. Take a taxi from Kodaikanal Road to Kodaikānāl

₹2,938 - ₹12,312

Train  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central to Palani 22651 / ...

₹1,364 - ₹2,204

Taxi  •  8h 10m

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Kodaikānāl 324.4 miles

₹8,000 - ₹10,000

Drive  •  8h 10m

  1. Drive from Chennai to Kodaikānāl 324.4 miles

₹3,800 - ₹6,000

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Kodaikānāl is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹900 and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Kodaikānāl is to fly and taxi which costs ₹3,100 - ₹14,000 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Kodaikānāl. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Kodaikanal via Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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The distance between Chennai and Kodaikānāl is 439 km. The road distance is 519.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Kodaikānāl without a car is to train which takes 11h 53m and costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,200.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Chennai to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.

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Chennai to Kodaikānāl bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Chennai station.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Kodaikānāl is to train which takes 11h 53m and costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹550 - ₹900 and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Madurai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Chennai to Kodaikānāl bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Kodaikanal station.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Kodaikānāl.
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  • Distance: 274.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Kodaikānāl, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Kodaikānāl once daily. Tickets cost ₹700 - ₹1,400 and the journey takes 9h 35m. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Chennai to Kodaikānāl every 3 hours. Tickets cost ₹550 - ₹850 and the journey takes 11h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,500 - ₹13,000
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,700 - ₹17,000
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,300 - ₹26,000
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,700 - ₹20,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,500 - ₹15,000
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,400 - ₹17,000
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,500 - ₹23,000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,300 - ₹20,000
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,300 - ₹23,000
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,500 - ₹17,000
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,500 - ₹21,000
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali to Kodaikanal Road
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₹150 - ₹1,000
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Central to Palani
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹700 - ₹1,400
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Madurai to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Estimated price
₹1,700 - ₹2,100
Maniraja Travels
Phone
+91 73 05 51 24 53
Website
maduraimanirajatravels.in
SSRT Cabs
Phone
+91 98 94 15 99 70
Website
maduraitours.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 45 22 88 89 99
Website
madurai.fasttrackcalltaxi.in

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Kodaikānāl is 519 km. It takes approximately 8h 10m to drive from Chennai to Kodaikānāl.

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Air India Limited, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Madurai Airport.

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There are 355+ hotels available in Kodaikānāl. Prices start at ₹1,800 per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs ₹7 - ₹900.

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