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Bangalore to Ooty train route is like this: Bangalore City – Bangalore Cant – Hosur – Dharmapuri – Omalur – Salem Jn – Erode Jn – Tiruppur – Coimbatore Jn - Mettupalayam - Coonoor - Ooty.

The nearest major railway station for Ooty, is Coimbatore, with long distance train connections.

From Bangalore to Coimbatore there are 5 daily express trains, and also few more weekly long-distance trains pass via Coimbatore.

If you don’t mind catching a connection train in the midnight, aim for the Nilgiri Express ( Train Number 12671) that connects Chennai (MAS) to Mettupalayam (Mettupalayam / MTP). From Bangalore catch a train to Salem Junction (SA). Nilgiri Express arrives at Salem at 1:47AM in the midnight. This train goes all the way to Mettupalayam via Coimbatore. From Mettupalayam you can catch the mountain train ( Nilgiri Mountain Railway ) to Ooty.

The mountain train is in fact a connection train for the Nilgiri Express that brought you to Mettupalayam. It is also possible reserve up to Ooty ( instead of Mettupalayam) when you do the reservation in the Nilgiri Express.

That will ensure you a seat in the otherwise limited seat mountain train to Ooty.

Nilgiri Express reaches Coimbatore by 4.50 am, and Mettupalayam by 6.15 am. If you are opting for the mountain train to Ooty, you will reach Ooty by noon. A faster option is to catch a bus from Mettupalayam to Ooty. Mettupalayam to Ooty mountain train takes about 5½ hours, while a bus takes just about 2 hours by road.

In short Coimbatore is the nearest main railway station for Ooty. Further you can reach Ooty via Mettupalayam. There are frequent bus connections from Coimbatore to Mettupalayam. And also from Mettupalayam to Ooty.

Alternatively you can travel from Bangalore to Ooty by bus too. There are a good number of bus services from Bangalore to Ooty.

Train and Road route map to Ooty from Bangalore.

Train and Road route map to Ooty from Bangalore.

If you are planning to drive, take a look at the driving directions from Bangalore to Ooty.

Everything about Ooty!Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway : Technically Ooty has a railway station. But the railway line to Ooty belongs to the mountain rail league. Means, the regular trains do not operate in this route. Now we are left with two choices as far as the train connections to Ooty. That is Mettupalayam (MTP)... MORE ➜

Everything about Ooty!Bangalore to Ooty by Bus

Bangalore to Ooty by Bus

Bangalore to Ooty distance is approximately 300 km by road. Bus services take about 8 hours. There are many daily bus services from Bangalore to Ooty. Most of it is operated by KSRTC. Also there are private bus operators and buses operated by Tamilnadu state transport too. Typically the buses... MORE ➜

Everything about Ooty!Coimbatore to Mettupalayam Train Timings

Coimbatore to Mettupalayam Train Timings

Coimbatore to Mettupalayam Train Timetable is attached further below in this page. You may be keen to know a few things about planning your train travel in this route. Coimbatore to Mettupalayam distance is about 36km. Only passenger trains operate in this route, except the Nilgiri Express (Train No:12671) connecting... MORE ➜

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Attractions in Ooty

It's less likely that you can cover all of them in a limited day vacation. There are some attractions that is in the 'must see' list like the Botanical garden in the Ooty town. There are also distant attractions near Kotagiri, which is about 28 km from Ooty. Do some... more ➜

Everything about Ooty!Bangalore to Ooty by Road

Bangalore to Ooty by Road

Let’s see the driving directions if you are taking your car ( or bike!) all the way to Ooty. Bangalore to Ooty There are basically two routes to reach Ooty from Bangalore. The first one is via Mysore ( Route A / SH17 ), and the other via Kanakapura &... more ➜

Everything about Ooty!Nilgiri Mountain Railway Booking

Nilgiri Mountain Railway Booking

If you are so particular that you need a seat in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, reserve it in advance. The reservations can be done the same way you do it for any other regular trains in Indian railways. That is through the IRCTC website or from the railway reservation counters.... more ➜

Everything about Ooty!Mettupalayam to Ooty Train Timings  

Mettupalayam to Ooty Train Timings  

There is only one direct train from Mettupalayam to Ooty. This is the popular Nilgiri Mountain train. The Time Table for this train is attached below. This pair of passenger trains (Train No 56136 and 56137) is in fact the connection for the Chennai bound Nilgiri Express (Train No: 12671 &... more ➜

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