Ooty does not have any international or domestic airport. The domestic airport is in Coimbatore which is about 88 km away from Ooty. One cannot reach Ooty without crossing Coimbatore. Coimbatore is connected with most of the major cities in India. If you are entering India, you can opt for Bangalore airport or Chennai airport and use any land or air transportation to reach Coimbatore.
Ooty is connected to many cities in the country through buses. The nearest railway station to Ooty is Mettupalayam. A lot of trains connect various major cities to Mettupalayam. Mettupalayam is known for the largest water theme park in the continent, The Black Thunder. From Mettupalayam, you need to take the heritage Nilgiri Mountain Train. Boarding this train is one of the tourism attractions in this city.
If you are planning to drive to Ooty, the best route to choose is Bangalore to Ooty through Bandipur National Park and forest. The scenery and reserve forest area on the way would make your trip, a wonderful experience. On the way, you can find elephants in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.Create My Trip