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Train  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Mangalore Cntl (MAQ) to Palakkad (PGT) Intercity Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Palghat Town (PGTN) to Palani (PLNI) Cbe Rmm Exp / ...

$18 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Mangalore to Bangalore
  2. Take the bus from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

$17 - $24

6 alternative options

Bus via Salem  •  20 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Mangalore to Bangalore
  2. Take the bus from Bangalore to Salem
  3. Take the bus from Salem to Kodaikanal

$25 - $38

Taxi  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl 333.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl 333.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Mangalore (IXE) to Coimbatore (CJB) IXE - CJB
  2. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Kodaikānāl

$116 - $437

Fly to Madurai, taxi  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Mangalore (IXE) to Madurai (IXM) IXE - IXM
  2. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kodaikānāl

$122 - $472

Fly to Kochi, taxi  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Mangalore (IXE) to Kochi (COK) IXE - COK
  2. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl

$147 - $512

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

You can take a train from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl via Mangalore Cntl (MAQ), Palakkad (PGT), Palghat Town (PGTN), and Palani (PLNI) in around 11 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl via Bangalore in around 18 h 30 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Madras
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Bengaluru, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Mangalore to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Mangalore to Madurai via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Mangalore to Madurai via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Mangalore to Madurai via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Mangalore to Madurai via Mumbai, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Bengaluru, Pune
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Madras, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Mumbai, Madras
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Mangalore to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Mangalore to Madurai via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Mangalore to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Mangalore to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Mangalore to Kochi via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Mangalore Cntl (MAQ) to Palakkad (PGT)
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Palghat Town (PGTN) to Palani (PLNI)
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Mangalore to Bangalore
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Bangalore to Kodaikanal
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Bangalore to Salem
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Salem to Kodaikanal
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mangalore and Kodaikānāl is 413 km. The road distance is 534 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,600 and takes 18 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl is to fly and taxi which takes 7 h and costs ₹8,000 - ₹33,000.

No, there is no direct bus from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl. However, there are services departing from Mangalore and arriving at Kodaikanal via Bangalore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 56 min to get from Mangalore to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.