Kodaikanal is easily reachable by all means of transport. Madurai is the nearest airport which is the appropriate and hassle-free way to reach the hill town. However, railway is another easy means to enter the town as Kodaikanal has its own railway station. The town is too pretty-well connected with roads from the major southern cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Madurai.
Madurai serves as the nearest airport to Kodaikanal which is situated just at a distance of 134 km. The airports of major states and cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata are well-connected with Madurai Airport through daily flights. In order to reach Kodaikanal from Madurai airport, one can board a taxi/cab. Local train is another option to reach Kodaikanal.
Kodaikanal is also easily accessible through rail networks. Kodai Road Railway Station, which is 80 km from Kodaikanal is the nearest railways station. From Kodai Road, one can hire a cab/taxi or board a local bus to reach the main town of Kodaikanal.
Cities like Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, and Madurai are well-connected with Kodaikanal through road networks. From Chennai (525 km), one can prefer a drive via NH 44 to reach Kodaikanal. Similarly, a drive through NH 275 from Bengaluru (465 km) can help one to reach Kodaikanal. Drive from Coimbatore (178 km) and Madurai (115 km) via Palani-Kodaikanal Road and NH 44 to reach Kodaikanal. Local buses are also available for Kodaikanal from these places.