One can catch a flight to Trichy or Madurai which are 150 km and 120 km away from Kodaikanal. You can also board a train which will halt at Kodai Road. From Kodairoad station, one has to travel only by road. Taxis are available for hire up to Kodaikanal but since these might the only mode of transport here, the prices are often not negotiable. From Dindigul city, Kodaikanal is located at a distance of 90 km approximately and there are plenty of buses plying from various parts of the state.
The nearest airport to Kodaikanal is the Madurai airport, which is located at a distance of 120 km from Kodaikanal. Other airports that are located within close proximity to Kodaikanal are Trichy airport and Coimbatore airport located 150 km and 175 km respectively away from Kodaikanal. From here on you can catch the local TNSTC buses to Kodaikanal or hire a cab to cover the rest of the journey.
Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport (IXM) - 79 kms from Kodaikanal
Tentative return flight prices to Mdurai from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 7,937 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 26,035 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 6,267 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 3,158 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 6,441 Non-stop|
You can easily catch a TNSTC bus from the main cities of South India. It is well-connected from main cities such as Bengaluru, Chennai, and Madurai etc.
The nearest railway station to Kodaikanal is the Kodai road, which is approximately 100 km away from the main city. From here on, you are required to catch a bus or hire a cab to cover your onward journey.
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Local transport is by means of bus, taxi or auto-rickshaw. Also, being a hillstation, the best way to enjoy its ambience is by travelling on foot.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Hyderabad to Kodaikanal||1,033 km||15 hours 38 mins||View Details|
|Chennai to Kodaikanal||526 km||8 hours 36 mins||View Details|
|Bangalore to Kodaikanal||465 km||7 hours 43 mins||View Details|
|Dindigul to Kodaikanal||97.5 km||2 hours 14 mins||View Details|
|Delhi to Kodaikanal||2,630 km||1 day 15 hours||View Details|
|Mumbai to Kodaikanal||1,451 km||21 hours 15 mins||View Details|
|Pune to Kodaikanal||1,308 km||19 hours 15 mins||View Details|
|Goa to Kodaikanal||1,032 km||15 hours 49 mins||View Details|
|Kolkata to Kodaikanal||2,184 km||1 day 11 hours||View Details|
|Ahmedabad to Kodaikanal||1,964 km||1 day 5 hours||View Details|
|Jaipur to Kodaikanal||2,476 km||1 day 14 hours||View Details|