Coimbatore, the third largest city in Tamil Nadu, is located on the banks of the Noyyal River and encompasses lush green forests. Businesspersons are always flying in and out of the city owing to the fact that Coimbatore is among the largest exporters of jewellery, auto parts, poultry and cotton. Also famous for its cultural heritage, the city has some of the oldest temples in the country like Marudamalai Temple, Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Perur Pateeswarar Temple and Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple that attract both pilgrims and tourists. Besides, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected forest spread across 285 sq. km of land, is also a major tourist attraction in Coimbatore. Its tranquil beauty and exotic flora and fauna make Coimbatore among the top tourist attractions in India.

How to Get to Coimbatore by Flight, Train or Bus 

Located in western Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is easily reachable from all parts of India and the world. Coimbatore International Airport serves as the primary airport to the city and provides direct connectivity to 3 international and 12 domestic destinations. Besides, the city also enjoys easy accessibility to neighbouring cities via an integrated rail and road network.

More details about how to reach Coimbatore are given-below:

How to Reach Coimbatore by Air

Coimbatore International Airport (CJB) serves as the main entrance to the city and is located approx. 10 km away from the centre. The airport connects the city with major metropolitans in India as well as the world. Some of the major airlines serving the airport are Air Arabia, IndiGo, Alliance Air, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, Air India Express, Air India, SilkAir, Scoot and Singapore Airlines.

How to Reach Coimbatore by Rail

The Coimbatore railway network is surrounded by exotic lushness that allures travellers to take trains instead. Major railway stations in the city are Coimbatore Junction (CBE) and Coimbatore North (CBF) that serve both short and long-distance trains. Travellers can easily hire a rickshaw, cab or bus to reach their hotel in Coimbatore.

Major train stations in CoimbatoreCoimbatore Main Junction (CBE), Coimbatore North Junction (CBF), Podanur Junction (PTJ), Pilamedu (PLMD)

How to Reach Coimbatore by Road

Coimbatore enjoys quick connectivity with the neighbouring cities via a channel of well-maintained expressways and highways. National Highway 948, 181 and 544 are a few of the arterial roads in Coimbatore. In case you’re entering the city in a private or public bus, Gandhipuram Central Bus Stand and Mettupalayam Bus Stand are the major bus stations in the city.

Interstate bus terminals and major bus stations of Hyderabad CoimbatoreGandhipuram Central Bus stand, SETC Bus Station, Mettupalayam Bus Stand

Distance Between Coimbatore and Major Indian Cities:

  • Mumbai to Coimbatore: 1252 km (approximately 19 hours by road)
  • Chennai to Coimbatore: 498 km (approximately 8 hours by road)
  • New Delhi to Coimbatore: 2504 km (approximately 36 hours by road)
  • Ahmedabad to Coimbatore: 1818 km (approximately 30 hours by road)
  • Pune to Coimbatore: 1210 km (approximately 18 hours by road)
  • Kolkata to Coimbatore: 2123 km (approximately 36 hours by road)
  • Bangalore to Coimbatore: 316 km (approximately 7 hours by road)
  • Jaipur to Coimbatore: 2160 km (approximately 42 hours by road)
  • Chandigarh to Coimbatore: 2736 km (approximately 42 hours by road)
  • Lucknow to Coimbatore: 2229 km (approximately 41 hours by road)
  • Visakhapatnam to Coimbatore: 1254 km (approximately 19 hours by road)
  • Kochi to Coimbatore: 157 km (approximately 4 hours by road)
  • Goa to Coimbatore: 843 km (approximately 18 hours by road)
  • Amritsar to Coimbatore: 2988 km (approximately 52 hours by road)
  • Vadodara to Coimbatore: 1635 km (approximately 30 hours by road)
  • Surat to Coimbatore: 1505 km (approximately 28 hours by road)
  • Patna to Coimbatore: 2429 km (approximately 46 hours by road)
  • Bhopal to Coimbatore: 1797 km (approximately 32 hours by road)
  • Indore to Coimbatore: 1591 km (approximately 33 hours by road)
  • Kanpur to Coimbatore: 2189 km (approximately 39 hours by road)
  • Ooty to Coimbatore: 85 km (approximately 3 hours by road)
  • Mysore to Coimbatore: 197 km (approximately 6 hours by road)
  • Munnar to Coimbatore: 160 km (approximately 5 hours by road)
  • Alleppey to Coimbatore: 236 km (approximately 6 hours by road)
  • Vellore to Coimbatore: 384 km (approximately 7 hours by road)
  • Vijayawada to Coimbatore: 954 km (approximately 16 hours by road)
  • Tirupati to Coimbatore: 488 km (approximately 10 hours by road)
  • Hyderabad to Coimbatore: 931 km (approximately 13 hours by road)
  • Mangalore to Coimbatore: 411 km (approximately 9 hours by road)
  • Thiruvananthapuram to Coimbatore: 381 km (approximately 9 hours by road)
  • Madurai to Coimbatore: 213 km (approximately 4 hours by road)
  • Nagpur to Coimbatore: 1448 km (approximately 25 hours by road)
  • Aurangabad to Coimbatore: 1183 km (approximately 23 hours by road)
  • Bhubaneswar to Coimbatore: 1748 km (approximately 32 hours by road)
  • Salem to Coimbatore: 166 km (approximately 3 hours by road)

Top Attractions to Explore While Travelling to Coimbatore:

Gass Forest Museum, VOC Park and Zoo, Ukkadam-Valankulam Lake, TNAU Botanical Gardens, GeDee Car Museum, Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery and Textile Museum, Infant Jesus Church, Kovai Kondattam, Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Marudhamalai Temple