How to Reach Kodaikanal

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.

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Most frequently searched routes to Kodaikanal

Route Name Distance Time
Hyderabad to Kodaikanal 1,033 km 15 hours 38 mins
Chennai to Kodaikanal 526 km 8 hours 36 mins
Bangalore to Kodaikanal 465 km 7 hours 43 mins
Dindigul to Kodaikanal 97.5 km 2 hours 14 mins
Delhi to Kodaikanal 2,630 km 1 day 15 hours
Mumbai to Kodaikanal 1,451 km 21 hours 15 mins
Pune to Kodaikanal 1,308 km 19 hours 15 mins
Goa to Kodaikanal 1,032 km 15 hours 49 mins
Kolkata to Kodaikanal 2,184 km 1 day 11 hours
Ahmedabad to Kodaikanal 1,964 km 1 day 5 hours
Jaipur to Kodaikanal 2,476 km 1 day 14 hours

How to reach Kodaikanal by flight

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

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Tentative return flight prices to Madurai Airport (IXM) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 18,446 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 12,024 View
Bengaluru ₹ 8,851 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 4,323 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 7,831 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 13,305 View

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How to reach Kodaikanal by road

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.

How to reach Kodaikanal by train

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.

Local transport in Kodaikanal

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.

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