Chennai to Wayanad

   Chennai to Wayanad Road Distance 612 km
   Chennai to Wayanad Aerial Distance 476 km
  Chennai to Wayanad Travel Time 10 hours 43 mins

How to reach Wayanad from Chennai

The Preferred Way of Going from Chennai to Wayanad

The distance between Chennai and Wayanad is about 612 kms and there is no direct connectivity between them. The most common mode of travel is by train. This involves taking a train to Bangalore and then onwards to Kozhikode

Knowing The Details

1. Chennai to Wayanad via Kozhikode - By Train
2. Chennai to Wayanad via Bangalore - By Bus
3. Chennai to Wayanad by Car
4. Chennai to Wayanad via Kozhikode - By Flight
5. Popular Routes to Wayanad
6. Popular Routes from Chennai
7. Places to Visit in Wayanad
8. Hotels in Wayanad

1. Chennai to Wayanad via Kozhikode - By Train

The distance between Chennai and Wayanad is about 612 kms. There is no direct train to Wayanad from Chennai. One has to travel to Bangalore from Chennai first ideally, and then to Kozhikode. The nearest railway station to Wayanad is Kozhikode (Calicut) which is about 77 km away. The same has to be done to travel to Wayanad from Kozhikode.
Available Train Options
A. Option 1

1. Chennai to Bangalore

Train: Chennai Central - Mysuru Shatabdi Express (12007)

Days: Sunday and Monday
Departure: Chennai Central, 06:00 AM
Arrival: Bengaluru City Junction, 10:55 AM
Duration: 4 hours and 55 minutes

Fare: AC Chair - INR 700, Executive - INR 1435, Anubhuti - INR 1600

2. Bangalore to Kozhikode

Train: Banaswadi - Kannur Express (via Salem) (16527)

Days: Sunday and Monday
Departure: Banaswadi (about 8 km away from Bengaluru City Junction), 08:25 PM
Arrival: Kozhikode Main, 07:52 AM
Duration: 11 hours and 27 minutes

Fare: General - INR 164, SL - INR 285, AC 3 - INR 780, AC 2 - INR 1120

B. Option 2

1. Chennai to Bangalore

Train: Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru Mail (PT) (12657)

Days: Sunday and Monday
Departure: Chennai Central, 11:15 PM
Arrival: Bengaluru City Junction, 05:10 AM
Duration: 5 hours and 15 minutes

Fare: General - INR 131, SL - INR 260, AC 3 - INR 665, AC 2 - INR 930, AC 1st Class - INR 1560

2. Bangalore to Kozhikode

Train: Yesvantpur - Mangaluru Central Weekly Express (16565)

Days: Sunday and Monday
Departure: Yesvantpur Junction (about 6 km from Bengaluru City Junction), 11:55 PM
Arrival: Kozhikode Main, 01:27 PM
Duration: 13 hours and 32 minutes

Fare: General - INR 178, SL - INR 340, AC 3 - INR 935, AC 2 - INR 1340.

2. Chennai to Wayanad via Bangalore - By Bus

There is no direct bus to Wayanad from Chennai. The most common transport plan people usually opt for is taking a bus to Bangalore from Chennai, and then booking a taxi for the remainder of the journey to Wayanad from Bangalore. The entire route (Chennai to Bangalore to Wayanad) can also be done entirely through buses. The beauty of southern India is exquisitely portrayed en route and to be enjoyed from the windows.
Available Bus Options
A. Option 1

1. Chennai to Bangalore

Bus: A/C Sleeper (2+1)

Operator: Royal Travels
Departure: Kelambakkam, 09:00 PM
Arrival: Kalasipalayam, 05:30 AM
Duration: 8 hours and 30 minutes

Fare: INR 600

Amenities Available: Pillow, charging point, reading light, blankets, emergency exit, fire extinguisher, WiFi, hammer (to break glass), air freshener, 24 hour emergency help, emergency contact number.

2. Bangalore to Wayanad

Bus: Scania AC Multi Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2)

Operator: SRS Travels
Departure: Kalasipalyam, 09:30 PM
Arrival: Kalpetta, 05:00 AM
Duration: 8 hours and 30 minutes

Fare: INR 600

Amenities Available: Movie, charging point, emergency contact number, Track My Bus.

B. Option 2

1. Chennai to Bangalore

Bus: Volvo Multi Axle SemiSleeper I-Shift B11R (2+2)

Operator: Parveen Travels
Departure: Koyambedu Parveen Terminus, 06:45 PM
Arrival: Madiwala, 09:45 PM
Duration: 5 hours

Fare: INR 585

Amenities Available: Water bottle, blankets, pillows, charging point, movie, reading light, CCTV, pillows, meal, toilets, emergency contact number, Track My Bus.

2. Bangalore to Wayanad

Bus: A/C Sleeper (2+1)

Operator: Kallada Travels (Suresh Kallada)
Departure: Madiwala, 09:45 PM
Arrival: Kalpetta (opposite new bus stand), 04:10 AM
Duration: 6 hours and 25 minutes

Fare: INR 750

Amenities Available: Water bottle, snacks, blankets, pillows, charging point, reading light, personal tv, movie, Track My Bus.

3. Chennai to Wayanad by Car

The distance between the two cities of Chennai and Wayanad is quite vast - a little over 500 km! The way to reach Wayanad from Chennai is best travelled via car or taxi. The roadways are relatively well maintained, and it makes for an enjoyable and smooth experience. The beauty of south India is brightly reflected out of the windows which one may cherish to the fullest as they drive past it. There are plenty of attractions on the way too that may make for interesting pit stops when the drive gets too monotonous. It takes almost 11 hours to cover the full distance without any pit stops. One can take the NICE Expressway for a smoother journey. A portion of the trip is covered through a forest which only adds to the adventure quotient.
The Routes That Can Be Taken
Route 1 : Chennai to Ulundurpet to Salem to Bhavani to Gobi to Sathyamangalam to Dhimbam Ghats to Chamrajnagar to Gundlupet to Wayanad.

Road Condition: The roads are quite well maintained for the most part. Roads from Chennai to Bhavani are in an excellent condition and it makes for quite the pleasurable drive. There are shorter and narrower roads after that. Sathyamangalam onwards is bursting with scene beauty, and it is even possible to spot wild animals. From Gundlupet, one has to drive through the forest to reach Wayanad which is beautiful in its own credit.

Route 2 : Chennai to Salem to Avinashi to Ooty (via Kotagiri or Connor) to Gudalur to Sulthan Bathery to Wayanad.

Road Condition: The road conditions are quite good for most of this route. There are narrower roads, but plenty of things to see. This is a far more scenic route as well.

Route 3 : Chennai to Poonamallee to Vellore to Krishnagiri to Hosur to Bangalore to Mysore to Nanjangud to Gundlupet to Wayanad.

Road Condition: This is probably the most metropolitan and urban route from the three. Going to Wayanad from Chennai via Bangalore is probably the most common and preferred option by travellers. Taking the NICE Expressway makes the journey easy and smooth, and relatively quicker. The roads from Mysore are not in the best condition, but after reaching Kerala, the roads are in good condition again.

Eating Options on the Way
  1. Jubilee Restaurant
  2. 1980’s - A Nostalgic Restaurant
  3. Chain restaurants such as Cafe Coffee Day

4. Chennai to Wayanad via Kozhikode - By Flight

There are no direct flights from Chennai to Wayanad. The nearest airport is Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode which is still about 100 km from Wayanad. If one chooses to travel via flight, they must go to Kozhikode from Chennai International Airport in Chennai, and then preferably take a rental car or taxi for hire to Wayanad. The prices of the tickets depend on how soon they are booked, so that must be kept in mind. The newly opened airport in Kannur may also be an option for this journey. There is not much connectivity as of yet, but be sure to be on the lookout for further news on this airport.

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

Popular Routes from Chennai

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Chennai to Pondicherry 3 hours 13 mins 170 km
Chennai to Tirupati 3 hours 13 mins 135 km
Chennai to Bangalore 5 hours 45 mins 346 km
Chennai to Wayanad 10 hours 43 mins 612 km
Chennai to Shirdi 21 hours 13 mins 1,364 km
Chennai to Ooty 9 hours 27 mins 558 km

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