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Munnar by Air

Nearest major airport is Cochin International airport which is about 120 KM away. Taxi services are available from airport to Munnar which cost about Rs.1800.00. Cochin airport is well connected with all major cities in India and many cities abroad.

Airports near Munnar


Arial Distance

Cochin (Kochi) International Airport (COK)


120 km

Peelamedu Airport, Coimbatore (CJB)


180 km

Bangalore International Airport (BLR)


610 km

Madurai Airport (IXM)


180 km

Chennai International Airport (MAA)


560 km

Munnar by Train

Nearest rail head is Angamaly or Alwaye, both are nearly 120 KM away from Munnar. Angamaly is an important rail junction in Ernakulam – Trissur route and is well connected to all cities in India. Taxi from Angamali to Munnar costs about a minimum charge of Rs.1800.00. Ernakulam Is Better to Access from Ernakulam Railway station to Munnar Cab Charges will be Rs.2000.00

Railway stations near Munnar

Arial Distance

Ernakulam South (ERS) & Ernakulam North (ERN)


* Ernakulam is also Known as Kochi

Trains to Ernakulam

Starting Station


Arrival at Ernakulam

Service Days

Bangalore (SBC)

Kanyakumari Exp (16526)

09:19 AM
(duration: 11h 39m)

All Days

Chennai (MAS)
5 more trains

Trivandrum Mail (12623)

05:33 AM
(duration: 9h 48m)

All Days

Alleppey Exp (16041)

07:59 AM
(duration: 10h 44m)

All Days

Mumbai (CSTM)

Kanyakumari Exp (16381)

03:43 AM
(duration: 35h 58m)

All Days

Madurai to Munnar Road Map:
Madurai Munnar Route: Madurai> Usilampetti> Theni> Bodinayakkanur >Bodimettu> Pooparai> Chinnakanal> Devikulam> Munnar
Madurai to Munnar Distance: 169 kms

Madurai to Munnar by Train
From Madurai, take the 7:50 AM Passenger train to Theni. From Theni reach Munnar by taking a bus or a cab.
For Cab from Madurai to Munnar Rs.2800 for (Indica Non A/c)
From Theni Rs.1500.00 (Non A/c Indica

Madurai to Munnar by Bus
There are frequent direct buses to Munnar from Madurai (Journey time: 5 hours). In case, you miss a direct bus, take a bus to Theni and then proceed to Munnar

Chennai to Munnar Road Map:
Chennai >  Villipuram >  Trichy >  Dindigul >  Vatalgundu >  Periyakulam >  Theni >  Bodi  >  Devikulam >  Munnar.
Chennai to Munnar Distance: 560kms

Chennai to Munnar by Train
There are no direct trains to Munnar. You need to take a train Madurai. 

Train Timings: Chennai to Madurai
Chennai To Munnar Bus Service-KPN Travels- 9.30 Departure -10 am arrival at Munnar Charges Rs.680 liable to Change.
There are regular buses from Madurai to Munnar (5 Hours Travel Time)

Bangalore to Munnar by Train

Munnar is a popular hill station at Kerala at a distance of approximately 500 Kms from Bangalore. However,there are no direct trains to Munnar from Bangalore.
There are three options to travel to Munnar from Bangalore by train:
1. From Bangalore, take a train to Madurai and then another to Theni.From Theni board a bus to Munnar.
2. Take a train from Bangalore to Coimbatore and then proceed by taxi or bus to Munnar
3. Take a train from Bangalore to Ernakulam and then proceed by taxi to Munnar. The taxi works economical as there are no interstate taxes to be paid

Bangalore to Munnar by train via Madurai

You need to board the 6732 Tuticorin Express, reach Madurai and then take another train to place called Theni. From Theni, there are buses and taxis to reach Munnar.

6732 Tuticorin Express starts from Bangalore Junction at 21:20 and reaches Madurai at 7:25 AM. From Madurai, Passenger train to Theni starts at 7:50 AM from Madurai and reaches Theni at 10 AM. From Theni, Munnar is 70 Kms and there are buses and taxis. Note, the 7:50 AM passenger is the only train to Theni and if you miss it, you need to take a bus to Theni

Bangalore to Munnar by Train Via Coimbatore

If you feel that Bangalore - Madurai - Theni - Munnar is too cumbersome, then take a train from Bangalore to Coimbatore and board a taxi from Coimbatore. Coimbatore to Munnar is approximately 160 Kms and takes 5 Hours by taxi it cost you Rs.2800.00( Coimbatore to Munnar)If you do not want to take a taxi from Coimbatore, take a bus from Coimbatore to Udumalpet and then proceed to Munnar. (There are frequent buses to Udumalpet from Coimbatore and an hourly service from Udumalpet to Munnar Taxi Charges will be Rs.1500.00

Bangalore to Munnar by Train via Ernakulam

Probably the best way to reach Munnar is to take the train from Bangalore to Ernakulam and board a taxi from Ernakulam. Ernakulam to Munnar is approximately 130 Kms and the taxi fare is lower as there are no interstate taxes to be paid.( Ernakulam to Munnar)If you do not want to take a taxi, then there are frequent buses from Ernakulam to Munnar.

Bangalore to Munnar by Bus:

Bangalore to Munnar no Volvo bus services available. Karnataka Government's KSRTC runs a Rajahamsa service from Bangalore to Munnar. It starts at 8:30 PM from Shanthi Nagar Bustand and reaches Munnar by 10 AM. Kerala Government's road transport (also called KSRTC) runs a super deluxe service from Bangalore to Munnar Via Mysore that starts at 4 PM from Bangalore Reaches Munnar By 7.30Am.

. KPN Travels Starts by 9.00pm from Bangalore Reaches Munnar by 10.30am Rs.650.00
. Kallada Travels Starts by 06.00pm from Bangalore Reaches Munnar by 9.30am Rs.650
. SRS Travels Starts by 7.00pm from Bangalore Reaches Munnar by 9.30am Rs.650
. Royal Travels Starts by 07.00pm from Bangalore Reaches Munnar by 10.30am Rs.600

Bangalore to Munnar Road Map:

Bangalore > Hosur > Krishnagiri > Dharmapuri > Salem > Perundurai > Tiruppur > Udumalpet >  Maraiyur > Munnar
udumalpet to Munnar is thru Chinnar and Bamboo forests . On the whole, Bangalore to Munnar road conditions is pretty good except in patches. 
Bangalore to Munnar Distance
: 500 KMs.

Munnar to Thekkady Road Map:

Munnar > Devikulam > Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary)

Munnar to Thekkady Distance: 110 Kms 
The most practical way to reach Thekkady is to negotiate and hire a taxi from Munnar which cost you Rs.1800.00
There are buses operated by private bus operators that ply between Munnar and Thekkady (05 hours journey). Timings at Munnar:
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