Ooty is on the narrow gauge railway, connected to Mettupalayam (47 km), which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai. The famous toy train connects Ooty with Mettupalayam and Coonoor.
A good network of roads and national highways connect Ooty with all major towns and cities. There are regular bus services to and from Coimbatore , Trichy, Bangalore , Madurai , Kanyakumari, Mysore , Palghat, Calicut , Tirupati and other important destinations in South India . Ooty is also well connected with major cities of Kerala and Karnataka.
Coimbatore , 105 km from Ooty, is the nearest airport .
Taxis, tourist cabs, auto rickshaws are available in plenty. There are no standard rates except tourist cabs. Town buses are also available to all important places. Conducted sight seeing tours are arranged by the private operators and the Government Tourism Development Corporation.