How to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl

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Recommended option

Bus SETC  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Salem
  2. Take the bus from Salem to Kodaikanal

$15 - $23

10 alternative options

Bus RedBus  •  15 h 14 min

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

$16 - $23

Night train  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Oddam Hatram (ODC) Palani Exp

$27 - $43

Taxi  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Vellore to Kodaikānāl 298.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Vellore to Kodaikānāl 298.4 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Madras, fly to Madurai, taxi  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Chennai Central (MAS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  3. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kodaikānāl

$56 - $210

Train to Madras, fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Chennai Central (MAS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Coimbatore (CJB) MAA - CJB
  3. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Kodaikānāl

$61 - $165

Bus to Bengaluru, fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Bangalore
  2. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Coimbatore (CJB) BLR - CJB
  3. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Kodaikānāl

$73 - $237

Bus to Bengaluru, fly to Madurai, taxi  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Bangalore
  2. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Madurai (IXM) BLR - IXM
  3. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kodaikānāl

$79 - $262

Train to Madras, fly to Kochi, taxi  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Chennai Central (MAS)
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Kochi (COK) MAA - COK
  3. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl

$82 - $220

Bus to Bengaluru, fly to Kochi, taxi  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Bangalore
  2. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Kochi (COK) BLR - COK
  3. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl

$94 - $272

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

You can take a bus from Vellore to Kodaikānāl via Salem in around 12 h 12 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Bengaluru to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Bengaluru to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Kochi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Bengaluru to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Bengaluru to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Bengaluru to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Bengaluru to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Bengaluru to Madurai via Madras
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $180
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Bengaluru to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Train operators
Indian Railways
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Vellore to Salem
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Salem to Kodaikanal
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
tnstc.in
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Vellore to Bangalore
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
Other operators
Taxi from Vellore to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in
Friends Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 416 233 34 44
Website
friendstrackcalltaxi.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 416 28 88 999
Website
vellore.fasttractcalltaxi.in

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vellore and Kodaikānāl is 348 km. The road distance is 477 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,600 and takes 15 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl is to taxi which takes 7 h 31 min and costs ₹7,500 - ₹9,500.

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

It takes approximately 12 h 12 min to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.