How To Reach Kodaikanal
By Air: : The nearest airport from Kodaikanal is located at Madurai, approximately 126 kilometers away. The domestic airport of Madurai provides a very good connectivity with several chief destinations of the country including Bangalore, Chennai, Tirchy, Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore. The airlines operational at the Madurai Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Red, Jet Airways, Paramount Airways and Spicejet. To reach Madurai from Kodaikanal one can either hire a cab or avail the easily available state transport buses. Other than the Madurai Airport, the nearest international airport from here is located at Trichy. The Tiruchirappalli International Airport is positioned roughly 194 kilometers from Kodaikanal.
By Rail: The closest railway station from Kodaikanal is located at Kodai Road of Dindigul, approximately 80 kilometers away from here. A number of express as well as passenger trains connect Kodaikanal via rail route to numerous important destinations of the country such as Chennai, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin, Trivandrum, Madurai, Rameswaram, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Nagarcoil, Mumbai, Jammu, Delhi, Howrah, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Erode, Palaghat, and so on. To reach Kodai Road from Kodaikanal the only option is to travel by road. Tourists generally prefer to rent a taxi to Kodai Road and make their journey more comfortable than the bus voyage. The cab to Kodai Road generally charges around 1300 to 1500 INR. The nearest major railhead from Kodaikanal is located at Coimbatore approximately 171 kilometers away.
By Road: Kodaikanal Ghat Road and Dhindukkal - Theni Road connect Kodaikanal to Dindigul, whereas Kodaikanal Ghat Road and Kochi - Madurai - Tondi Point Highway i.e. NH 85 link Kodaikanal with Madurai. Kodaikanal is well connected with several parts of Tamil Nadu as well as the neighboring states through the well maintained road network effectively laid down by the state government. TSRTC and other state transport buses (such as KSRTC) ply from Kodaikanal to Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Trichy, Palani, Dindigul, Pondicherry and Coimbatore. Moreover, a number of deluxe, super deluxe and A/C luxurious buses provided by several private touristsí service companies are also available here.