Pune is located at a distance of 836 km from Bangalore. Pune is well-connected to Bangalore by air, rail and road. However, the best way to reach Pune from Bangalore is by air. There are several direct flights from Bangalore to Pune operating throughout the day. Travelling by car is a long journey of about 11 hours and 21 minutes.
Transport options from Bangalore to Pune
Bangalore to Pune By Flight: You can board a direct flight from Bangalore to reach Pune. The distance between the cities by air is 732 km., a journey of about 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are several direct flights from Bangalore to Pune operating throughout the day. Some of the airlines that offer services from Bangalore to Pune are SpiceJet and Air India.
Bangalore to Pune By Train: Many direct trains run from Bangalore to Pune, a journey of about 19 hours. The travel duration may vary depending upon the railway. Udyan Express (6530) runs on all days and take about 19 hours and 40 minutes to reach Pune Jn. Pune Railway Station is 7 km away from the city centre. You can hire a taxi or rickshaw from outside the station to travel within the city.
I travel many a times between Bangalore to Pune and return normally. GoAir flights are on time but last time was the just on instance where flight got delayed by 45 minutes. Food / snacks available for the purchase in Airline. Crew members are courteous and smart.
I choose this Airlines as the timing was best suited to plan and the cost was very good and took the flight from Bangalore to Pune after that a lot of other options are available like taxi, bus and train depending on your requirement and budget advice to travellers if you are going Shirdi then best is go via Shani Teerth then Shirdi and then further Nasik as it will be economical and easy way to go.
I am a regular flyer of Jet. Jet always gives a good in-flight service. Food served on flight is okay. I always liked it. Baggage comes early and no standing in queues to get a boarding pass. The airline staff are courteous, good and very helpful. The food is complimentary and you can book the meal in advance by talking to Jet call center. From Bangalore city it takes around minimum of 2 hours to reach Bangalore International Airport during morning adn evening peak hours. During early morning or late evening hours, it takes only 1 hour.
I had travelled from Bangalore to Pune by car during the last week of May, 2015. The roads are well-maintained till Karnataka border. On an average, you will find Petrol bunks every 40 Km. But, Hubli to Dhrward is a 2 way road and there are no Petrol bunks on the way.
Driving from Kolhapur to Pune is a real nightmare. The road is narrow and no lane discipline is followed. Road from Satara to Pune is under renovation and you need to take a lot of diversions. But, you need to pay a lot of money as toll.
The only thing I liked is the tunnels Satara - Pune Road. This was my first experience to travel through a tunnel.
Though I was on time they denied to issue boarding pass due to which my entire itinerary was gone for Toss. Despite of my request, they continued their argument and trying to prove who is right and who is wrong.
And finally the lady who pretended to be the manager couldn't even have a courtesy to address my issue instead busy talking on headset as if I owe her some money.