Bangalore to Wayanad

Bangalore to Wayanad Road Distance 275 km
Bangalore to Wayanad Aerial Distance 215 km
Bangalore to Wayanad Travel Time 5 hours 50 mins

How to reach Wayanad from Bangalore

The preferred way of going from Bangalore to Wayanad

The road distance between Bangalore and Wayanad is 287 km. Therefore the preferred means of transportation by people is via road. The various mediums of travel by road are by bus, bikes or by car. 

Forest Road, Bangalore to Wayanad

Bangalore to Wayanad Route

Bangalore to Wayanad by Bus

The road distance between Wayanad and Bangalore is 264 km with an aerial distance of 217 km. Wayanad is well connected to major cities via NH 17. There are three to four types of buses plying between Wayanad and Bangalore. Both the state corporations, i.e. Karnataka and Kerala State Road Transport Corporations operate several buses that connect both the places.

Routes Taken
From Bangalore, several routes are leading to Wayanad, but in the end, it depends upon the place you want to go in Wayanad. However, there are three main routes. These routes will drop you to the major cities of Wayanad, after which you can decide the course of your journey.

Route 1
Bangalore-Mysore-Hunsur-Nagarhole-Kutta-Kattikulam-Mananthavady (Wayanad)
Route 2 Bangalore-Mysore-HD Kote-Bavali-Kattikulam-Mananthavady (Wayanad)
Route 3 Bangalore-Mysore-Gundlupet-Munthanga-Sulthan Bathery (Wayanad)
List of Buses
Bus Name
Bus Type Departure Arrival Duration of Journey Fare
1. SRS Travels AC Multi Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2) 04:00 09:30 05:30 Starts from INR 700
2. P K Travels Non AC Semi Sleeper (2+2) 21:45 05:45 08:00 Starts from INR 630
3. Sam Tours and Travels AC Sleeper (2+1) 22:00 05:30 07:30 Starts from INR 799
4. SKS Tourist Corporation (Regd) Non AC Semi Sleeper (2+2) 20:30 03:30 07:00 Starts from INR 700

Other popular bus services are GreenLine Travel and Holidays, SRS Travels, Karnataka Sarige, Airavat, etc. Buses are available from 8:30 am in the morning till 10:30 pm at night. Though stop points are not fixed, the buses do stop at a few food joints on Bangalore-Mysore Road. Besides, the road conditions between Bangalore and Wayanad are perfect.

Tips
Remember that there is no town called Wayanad. It is a district. Hence, make sure that while booking bus tickets online, search for Kalpetta or Sulthan Bathery or Mananthavady. These are the three main towns of Wayanad district. The perfect time to visit Wayanad is between October to May when the temperature ranges between 10°C to 25°C. So also pack in warm clothes with you if you are visiting Wayanad during this time.

Bangalore to Wayanad by Car

Travelling to Wayanad from Bangalore by road is probably the best option. It is suggested to leave early in the morning to avoid the traffic of Bangalore. There are three known routes from which you can choose the one convenient for you.

Routes Taken

Route 1 via Channapatna-Mandya-Mysore-Kattikulam-Kaithakal-Wayanad
Route 2 via Kanakapura-Sathanur-Malavalli-Kattikul-Kaithakal-Wayanad
Route 3 via Kanakpura-Kollegal-Chamrajnagar-Gundlupet-Sulthan Bathery-Wayanad

It takes roughly seven hours to reach Wayanad by car. The fuel charge can vary between INR 1000 to 2000 depending upon the mileage of the vehicle.

Bangalore to Wayanad by Train - Via Kozhikode

You will not find a direct train from Bangalore to Wayanad. This is because Wayanad does not have a railway station. The nearest station to Wayanad is the Kozhikode Station in Kerala. One can board a train from Yeshwantpur Junction in Bangalore and get down at Kozhikode Station.

Train Name  Boarding Station Deboarding Station Departure Arrival Duration Fare
Mangalore Express (16220) Yeshwantpur Junction (YPR) Kozhikode Station (CLT) 23:55 13:27 13:32 (Sleeper Class) Starts from INR 340

(AC 3 Tier) Starts from INR 935
From Kozhikode, one can take a cab or the state bus to get to Wayanad. It is at a distance of only 86 km and can be covered within two hours.

Bangalore to Wayanad by Air

Owing to the small distance between Bangalore and Wayanad, people do not prefer flight as an option unless it is an emergency and one is short of time.

Nearest Airport: The only available airport which falls under the vicinity of Wayanad is the Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode. The airport is approximately at a distance of 100 km.

Flight Options: Since Wayanad does not have an airport, you need to book a flight ticket from Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore to Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode. It is a journey of about an hour.

Transportation from the airport: From Calicut International Airport, there are plenty of options to reach the main towns of Wayanad via NH 766. You can either board a local or private bus or a cab. However, buses are more economical.

Other Popular Routes from Bangalore

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Bangalore to Goa 8 hours 45 mins 557 km
Bangalore to Ooty 6 hours 15 mins 274 km
Bangalore to Pondicherry 6 hours 19 mins 311 km
Bangalore to Coorg 5 hours 10 mins 264 km
Bangalore to Mysore 2 h 40 min 146 km
Bangalore to Hyderabad 8 hours 10 mins 569 km

Most Popular Routes to Wayanad

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Chennai to Wayanad 10 hours 43 mins 612 km
Bangalore to Wayanad 5 hours 50 mins 275 km
Kozhikode to Wayanad 2 hours 23 mins 84.8 km
Hyderabad to Wayanad 13 hours 30 mins 849 km
Mumbai to Wayanad 18 hours 29 mins 1,170 km
Ernakulam to Wayanad 6 hours 43 mins 252 km

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