There are 5 ways to get from Varkala to Ooty by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Varkala (VAK) to Coimbatore Junction (CBE) Kerala Exp / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Coimbatore Junction (CBE) to Ooty

$23 - $36

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Bus  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
  2. Take the bus from Cochin to Coimbatore
  3. Take the bus from Gandhipuram to Ooty

$22 - $34

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Taxi  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Varkala to Ooty 279.8 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Varkala to Ooty 279.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, taxi  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Kochi (COK) TRV - COK
  2. Take a taxi from Kochi to Ooty

$80 - $195

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The distance between Varkala and Ooty is 298 km. The road distance is 447.6 km.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Ooty without a car is to train and taxi which takes 9 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to get from Varkala to Ooty, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Trivandrum Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varkala to Ooty is 448 km. It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to drive from Varkala to Ooty.

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Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and Air India Express offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 549+ hotels available in Ooty. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varkala to Trivandrum Airport is to taxi which takes 44 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Varkala to Ooty.
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  • Distance: 186.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 39 min

What companies run services between Varkala, India and Ooty, India?

You can take a bus from Varkala to Ooty via Kollam, Ernakulam, Cochin, Coimbatore, and Gandhipuram in around 11 h 53 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Trivandrum to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kollam to Ernakulam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Cochin to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Gandhipuram to Ooty
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Coimbatore Junction (CBE) to Ooty
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 422 44 22 44 22
Website
meru.in

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