There are 9 ways to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Palani (PLNI) Mas-Pgt Exp

$18 - $32

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Bus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Dindigul 981T
  2. Take the bus from Dindigul to Kodaikanal

$12 - $18

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Taxi  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Vellore to Kodaikānāl 298.4 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Vellore to Kodaikānāl 298.4 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Madras, fly to Madurai, taxi  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Chennai
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Madurai (IXM) MAA - IXM
  3. Take a taxi from Madurai to Kodaikānāl

$59 - $201

Bus to Madras, fly to Coimbatore, taxi  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Chennai
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Coimbatore (CJB) MAA - CJB
  3. Take a taxi from Coimbatore to Kodaikānāl

$62 - $154

Bus to Madras, fly to Kochi, taxi  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Vellore to Chennai
  2. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Kochi (COK) MAA - COK
  3. Take a taxi from Kochi to Kodaikānāl

$85 - $211

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

$72 - $236

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

$80 - $263

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The cheapest way to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl is to bus which costs ₹800 - ₹1,300 and takes 10 h 56 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Vellore to Kodaikānāl. However, there are services departing from Vellore and arriving at Kodaikanal via Dindigul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 56 min.

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The distance between Vellore and Kodaikānāl is 348 km. The road distance is 477.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl without a car is to train which takes 10 h 5 min and costs ₹1,200 - ₹2,400.

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It takes approximately 10 h 5 min to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl, including transfers.

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Vellore to Kodaikānāl bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Vellore station.

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The best way to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl is to train which takes 10 h 5 min and costs ₹1,200 - ₹2,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹800 - ₹1,300 and takes 10 h 56 min.

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

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Vellore to Kodaikānāl bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Kodaikanal station.

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Map of how to get from Vellore to Kodaikānāl.
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  • Distance: 217.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 5 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Vellore to Kodaikānāl once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $18 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vellore to Kodaikānāl via Dindigul in around 10 h 56 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 Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Madras to Kochi via Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 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 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
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Flights from Madras to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Madras to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
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
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 23 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
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
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
Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Vellore to Dindigul
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Dindigul to Kodaikanal
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tnstc.in
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Vellore to Chennai
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Vellore to Bangalore
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Vellore to Kodaikānāl
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Fast Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 416 28 88 999
Website
vellore.fasttractcalltaxi.in
Bharathi Taxi
Phone
+91 91 30 002000
Website
bharathicalltaxi.in
Friends Track Call Taxi
Phone
+91 416 233 34 44
Website
friendstrackcalltaxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Vellore to Kodaikānāl is 477 km. It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to drive from Vellore to Kodaikānāl.

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

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There are 327+ hotels available in Kodaikānāl. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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