1. Chennai to Coorg via Mysore - By Train
The journey made from Chennai to Coorg is preferred to be made by train generally. The distance between the two cities is about 576 kms. The nearest railway station to Coorg is Mysore Junction, which is about 95 kms away. The typical journey that is often opted for by travellers is a train journey from Chennai to Mysore, and then a car journey or one by bus to Coorg from Mysore. The city of Bangalore is a stop between Chennai and Mysore. There are two daily trains from Chennai to Mysore. It is advised to book tickets a month in advance to avoid a price hike.
Available Train Options
1. Shatabdi Express (12007)
Running Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure From: Chennai Central, 06:00 AM
Arrival At: Mysuru Junction, 01:00 PM
Duration: 7 hoursFare:
EA - INR 2115
EC - INR 1215
Chair Car - INR 12452. Kaveri Express (16021)
Running Days: Daily.
Departure From: Chennai Central, 09:15 PM
Arrival At: Mysuru Junction, 06:40 AM
Duration: 9 hours and 25 minutesFare:
1 Tier AC - INR 1860
2 Tier AC - INR 1100
3 Tier AC - INR 765
Chair Car - INR 615
Sleeper - INR 2853. Mysore Express (12609)
Running Days: Daily.
Departure From: Chennai Central, 01:35 PM
Arrival At: Mysuru Junction, 11:30 PM
Duration: 9 hours and 55 minutesFare:
Chair Car - INR 665
2S - INR 180
2. Chennai to Coorg via Kannur - By Flight
There are no direct flights to Coorg from Chennai. One must make the trip to places such as Kannur or Mysore, and make a second trip to Coorg from there. The closest airport is the Kannur airport. There are a few flights from Chennai to Kannur available. Air carriers such as IndiGo and GoAir provide for this trip. The Kannur International Airport is relatively new but serves as the closest airport for a few close by towns, such as Coorg. It is advised to book flight tickets months in advance to avoid the price hike. The airport in Kannur is about 80 km away from Coorg. One can rent a car or hire a taxi for the almost 2-hour road trip to Coorg from the airport.
Available Flight Options
1. Chennai to Kannur (non-stop)
Departure: 08:00 PM (Chennai International Airport)
Arrival: 09:20 PM (Kannur International Airport)
Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Fare: INR 1928
3. Chennai to Coorg by Bus
There are no buses that go to Coorg directly from Chennai. One has to reach specific destinations first such as Gonikoppal or, let’s say Mangalore, and then take another form of transport such as taxi or another bus to Coorg. There are plenty of buses available from the city of Chennai to other places, but few to Coorg from said place. One may take a car service or another bus to Coorg from the destination reached from Chennai.
Available Bus Options - From Chennai