Kozhikode to Wayanad

Kozhikode to Wayanad Road Distance 84.8 km
Kozhikode to Wayanad Aerial Distance 61 km
Kozhikode to Wayanad Travel Time 2 hours 23 mins

How to reach Wayanad from Kozhikode

The Preferred Way of Going from Kozhikode to Wayanad

Kozhikode and Wayanad lie at a distance of about 85 kms from each other. The most preferred method of travelling from Kozhikode to Wayanad is by road and the daily bus is the most sought after mode. 

Kozhikode to Wayanad Route

Kozhikode to Wayanad by Bus

Reaching Wayanad from Kozhikode can be quite a task for those who opt for a bus ride because there is just one bus plying between the two destinations on a daily basis. The ride lasts for about 3 hours and the tickets get sold out in no time. Therefore, booking in advance is much recommended. The bus goes via pre-decided boarding points and travellers can board the vehicle at the nearest pickup point. Most prefer booking their tickets on online platforms but some can also walk in at the nearest ticket counter to purchase their tickets.

Timings of Buses:
Cochin Express (Leyland AC Seater)

Timing: Departure – 02:15 AM IST, Arrival – 04:45 AM IST

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Fare – INR 500/-
Road Condition:
The condition of the road (NH 766) is decent enough for the short bus ride. The roads are well marked and have signboards and directions. There is no toll booth on the entire stretch between Kozhikode and Wayanad and certain patches may be affected by extreme weather or heavy traffic. At the time the bus is scheduled to depart from Kozhikode, the traffic is scanty and the ride could actually take less than the estimated time of the journey.

Kozhikode to Wayanad by Car

Kozhikode is located about 100 kilometres away from Wayanad. It is quite well-accessible by the network of state and national highways in India. So, another best option, although not as affordable as a bus ride, is to rent a cab, a taxi or self-drive from Kozhikode to Wayanad. Its proximity makes Wayanad a preferred destination for a one-day trip. Also, since there is just one bus plying between Kozhikode and Wayanad, renting a cab is a good option if one is on a time crunch. This mode of transport also gives a lot of freedom to start whenever the travellers wish to and stop and explore destinations/ attractions in between to make the most of the trip.

If self-driving is not an option for travellers, they can rent a hatchback, sedan or a sports utility vehicle as per their convenience. Bigger groups can also opt for a minivan. One can find a number of cab service providers offering package deals for sightseeing and return as well. Online taxi/ cab bookings are quite popular among travellers. Websites like Clear Car Rental, Book Cab, Calicut Taxi, Savaari etc. can be used to for online bookings. They provide instant confirmations too which makes it extremely convenient.

Route Options:
1. The SH 38 Route:

110 kilometres, 2 hours 45 minutes

NH 66/ Thondayad Junction – Malaparamba Junction – SH 38/ Pooladikunnu Junction – SH 38/ SH 54/ SH 68 – Koilandy Thamarassery Road/ SH 38/ SH 34/ SH 54 – Tharuvana Kutta Road – Mananthavady Kalpetta Road. Wayanad is about 6.45 kilometres away from Mananthavady Kalpetta Road.

2. The NH 766 Route:

90 kilometres, 2 hours 30 minutes

Pavamani Road, Kozhikode – Stadium Junction – Mini Bypass – 3rd exit to get on to Mavoor Road – Thondayad Junction – NH 66 – Malaparamba Junction – NH 766/ SH 29 – Mananthavady Kalpetta Road. Wayanad is about 12.2 kilometres ahead.
Road Condition
The state highway and the national highway that connect Kozhikode to Wayanad through the two routes mentioned above are decent roadways. Both the routes do not have toll booths but they are well marked for road signs and directions. Extreme climates, low maintenance, accidents and heavy traffic could lead to bumps and potholes in the road but most of the stretch is pretty well maintained for a smooth drive. When driving through the affected regions, it is always advisable to drive slow and carefully. Also, peak hours see high traffic. If one wants to avoid road traffic, they must start early.

Other Popular Routes from Kozhikode

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Kozhikode to Wayanad 2 hours 23 mins 84.8 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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