1. Munnar to Bangalore by Car
The total distance between Munnar and Bangalore is about 475 kilometers, and the proximity between the two makes for a quick yet rejuvenating weekend getaway. Thanks to the excellent conditions of the roads and state highways, the drive is indeed very smooth and comfortable, and the scenic locations all around only add to the beauty of the journey.
The driving time from Munnar to Bangalore is roughly 9 hours but can vary depending on the traffic conditions and weather.
If you have your own vehicle, then the journey can be completed with great ease, but for others, even booking a cab is a great option. A lot of companies such as hiremecar.com, Savaari, etc. offer their four-wheelers for rent along with an experienced driver, or you could even book a taxi from a reliable local cab service provider. Fares for cabs on this route start at INR 8,200 and then increase depending on the kind of service that you choose.
Route options from Munnar to Bangalore:
The best route to travel from Munnar to Bangalore is
Munnar- Marayoor- Udumalaipettai-Dharapuram-Perundurai-Salem-Hosur-Bangalore.
The journey will take you through Udumalpet, NH 44 and NH 48 to finally drop you at Bangalore after around 9-10 hours.
The roads are fairly smooth and easy to drive on, but be extra careful when traveling on the ghat section between Marayoor and Udumalaipettai. The first section of the journey between Munnar and Marayoor is also a quite narrow road, and thus for these 42 kilometers, you will have to drive at an economic speed. Otherwise, there is good connectivity of roads, and the flyovers, highways, and bridges together form an excellent network.
2. Munnar to Bangalore by Bus
Buses are a convenient as well as an economical way of traveling from Munnar to Bangalore, because they start in Munnar itself and will drop you to your final destination, thereby saving you from the hassles of changing your mode of transportation midway. A total of 5 operators run 8 buses on this route, with fares starting from as low as INR 849 per person. All of these buses cover a total distance of 460 kilometers, and most of them start in the night, making this an overnight journey of 12-13 hours.
Travelers can even choose from between non-AC and AC buses as per their convenience and budget. The fares for these buses would then naturally vary. In addition, these bus operators also provide the necessary amenities to the travelers so that they can travel in comfort. These amenities include water bottles, charging points, reading lights, pillows, and blankets. Since the journey from Munnar to Bangalore is pretty long, make sure that you check out on whether a particular operator provides these facilities, and then make an informed decision.
Available Bus Options