12 Cities from Where Reaching Wayanad is Cheap and Easy!

Ever wondered what it’d be like to stay in the middle of 800 acres of tea plantations, with nothing but beautiful views for company? Well, that’s exactly what Wayanad offers, and is enough to take your breath away.

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So, if you’re a backpacker wondering how to get to this quaint little beauty of Kerala, we’re helping make Wayanad more accessible for you. Read on to find out fare details, travel time, and routes from nearby cities to Wayanad.

Kalpetta to Wayanad

Kalpetta is the biggest town nearby and is just 13 km from Wayanad. So, if you’re coming by a bus, you’ll be getting off at Kalpetta and then make your way to our tiny abode full of nature. Throughout the day, you’ll find auto-rickshaws that’ll take you to Wayanad. If you’re a hitchhiker, you’ll find a couple of options too.

How to reach Wayanad

Before we get into the details, refer to our map to spot yourself, and then follow the trail to Kalpetta to know how exciting your journey will look!

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1. Bangalore to Wayanad

Train + Taxi

Ksr Bengaluru (SBC) - Chamarajapuram (CMJ) by train, 4 hrs, Rs. 800

Chamarajapuram (CMJ) - Wayanad by taxi, 3 hrs, Rs. 4600

Bus

Bangalore to Kalpetta by bus, 6 hrs, Rs. 275

Drive

Bengaluru to Wayanad by car, 5 hrs, Rs. 2600

Taxi

Bengaluru to Wayanad by taxi, 5 hrs, Rs. 9500

Flight + Taxi via Calicut

Bengaluru (BLR) to Calicut (CCJ) by flight, 2 hrs, Rs. 3800

Calicut - Wayanad by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 3300

2. Hyderabad to Wayanad

Hyderabadis, you’ll have to reach Bangalore first and choose from the options I’ve listed above!

3. Chennai to Wayanad

Flight + Taxi via Calicut

Madras Airport (MAA) to Calicut Airport (CCJ) by flight, 2 hrs, Rs. 5000

Calicut to Wayanad by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 3300

Flight + Bus via Kochi

Madras Airport (MAA) to Kochi Airport (COK) by flight, 2 hrs, Rs. 3900

Thrissur to Kalpetta by bus, 5 hrs, Rs. 164

Train + Taxi

Chennai Central (MAS) to Quilandi (QLD) by train, 13 hrs, Rs. 1400

Quilandi (QLD) to Wayanad by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 2400

Bus

Chennai - Bangalore by bus, 8 hrs, Rs. 700

Bangalore - Kalpetta by bus, 6 hrs, Rs. 275

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4. Mysore to Wayanad

Bus

Mysore to Kalpetta by bus, 3 hrs, Rs. 147

Drive

Mysore to Wayanad by car, 3 hrs, Rs. 1300

Taxi

Mysuru to Wayanad by taxi, 3 hrs, Rs. 4600

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5. Kochi to Wayanad

Train + Taxi

Ernakulam Junction (ERS) - Kozhikkode (CLT) by train, 5 hrs, Rs. 170

Kozhikkode (CLT) - Wayanad by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 2500

Bus

Cochin to Kalpetta by bus, 6 hrs, Rs. 475

Drive

Kochi to Wayanad by car, 5 hrs, Rs. 2300

Taxi

Kochi to Wayanad by taxi, 5 hrs, Rs. 8500

6. Alleppey to Wayanad

Bus

Alleppy to Kalpetta by bus, 7 hrs, Rs. 300

Train + taxi

Alappuzha (ALLP) to Kozhikkode (CLT) by train, 5 hrs, Rs. 210

Kozhikkode (CLT) to Wayanad by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 2500

Drive

Alappuzha to Wayanad by car, 6 hrs, Rs. 2700

Taxi

Alappuzha to Wayanad by taxi, 6 hrs, Rs. 10000

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7. Ooty to Wayanad

Drive

Ooty to Wayanad by car, 3 hrs, Rs. 1100

Taxi

Ooty to Wayanad by taxi, 3 hrs, Rs. 4000

8. Coimbatore to Wayanad

Bus via Bangalore

Coimbatore to Bangalore by bus, 8 hrs, Rs. 500

Bangalore to Kalpetta by bus, 6 hrs, Rs. 275

Drive

Coimbatore to Wayanad by car, 4 hrs, Rs. 2000

Taxi

Coimbatore to Wayanad by taxi, 4 hrs, Rs. 7000

Drive

Chennai - Wayanad by car, 10 hrs, Rs. 5500

9. Calicut to Wayanad

Bus

Kozhikode to Kalpetta by bus, 2 hrs, Rs. 70

Taxi

Kozhikode to Wayanad by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 2500

Drive

Kozhikode to Wayanad by car, 2 hrs, Rs. 700

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10. Mangalore  to Wayanad

Bus via Kozhikode

Mangalore to Kozhikode, 6 hrs, Rs. 280
Kozhikode to Kalpetta, 1.5 hrs, Rs. 71

Drive

Mangalore to Wayanad by car, 265 km, 6.5 hrs.

Taxi

Mangalore to Wayanad by taxi, 6.5 hrs., Rs. 4576

11. Chikmagalur to Wayanad

Bus

Chikmagalur to Kalpetta by bus, 250 km, Rs. 314

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12. Vagamon to Wayanad

Taxi + Bus via Kochi

Vagamon to Ernakulam by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 2100

Ernakulam to Kalpetta by bus, 6 hrs, Rs. 550

Taxi + Bus via Alleppey

Vagamon to Alappuzha by taxi, 3 hrs, Rs. 2100

Alappuzha to Kalpetta by bus, 8 hrs, Rs. 300

Taxi + Train via Kozhikode

Vagamon to Kottayam (KTYM) by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 1600

Kottayam (KTYM) to Kozhikkode (CLT) by train, 7 hrs, Rs. 900

Kozhikkode (CLT) to Wayanad by taxi, 2 hrs, Rs. 2500

Drive

Vagamon to Wayanad by car, 9.5 hrs, Rs. 3000

Taxi

Vagamon to Wayanad by taxi, 9.5 hrs, Rs. 11,000

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Zostel Wayanad

Sitting right at the base of the famous Chembra Peak trek with its heart-shaped lake, Zostel Wayanad is a backpacking hostel teeming with a soothing air.

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Come here for experiences like lying down in the hammock as you gaze at the stars, enjoying a bonfire with your friends as you watch a movie under the open sky, or indulging in rainwater harvesting at the private pond.

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With balconies extending to the tea estates that take up 800 acres of the area & the snuggest rooms, Zostel Wayanad is your comfortable getaway to the hills!

Love what you see? Click here to come and experience it for real.

Writer, Pranavi.


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