Nagpur is a fast-growing metropolis and the third largest city in Maharashtra and it is located at a distance of around 842 km from Mumbai. It is also the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra. Mumbai is well connected to Nagpur via air, road and railways. However, the best option to reach Nagpur from Mumbai is by flight. The Nagpur Airport or Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is located 6 km away from the main city. You can hire a pre-paid taxi from the airport to reach the city. Auto rickshaws and cabs are also available. Suitable for families with kids and senior citizens as it is fast and convenient.
Transport options from Mumbai to Nagpur
Mumbai to Nagpur By Flight: There are several direct airlines that fly from Mumbai to Nagpur like JetKonnect, Indigo, Air India and GoAir. The journey is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and the travel time may vary depending upon the airline. Several cab and taxi services are available outside the airport to travel from airport to other parts of Nagpur. Expensive but ideal while travelling with senior citizens, kids and families.
Mumbai to Nagpur By Train: Take a direct train from Mumbai railways station to Nagpur Railway station that takes around 13 hours 45 minute. One can take various types of trains like superfast, express and passenger. Nagpur railway station is located around a few kilometers from the city centre and can be reached by taxi, auto rickshaw or bus. It is a perfect option for groups and families.
Travelling in Duronto was a horrible experience for me. Cockroaches were roaming on berths, for bedding had to request so much to the personal. I would never suggest anyone to go in sleeper class in Duronto. My journey was of night so could not enjoy anything outside views and all.
The flight experience was okay, as usual you can't experience the privileges that you get in a Jet Flight or an Air India Flight. The reason I took it was because of the flight timings. I can term it as value for money if you are not able to take the flight for the other 2 airlines for any reason.
I have chosen VRL AC semi sleeper Volvo. The quality of the bus was good but due to delay I was not able to reach on office on time. The bus was almost delayed by 3 hours. The behaviour of the bus operator was also not good. I would advise them to please work on the punctuality part.
Mumbai to Nagpur via Duronto Train, beware as no food, water or anything in AC compartment is sold as everything is only sold in sleeper compartment. Train will be on time, if you have booked in Tatkal and have got confirmed tickets but doesnít find your names in the chart, then donít panic you might have got an auto upgrade from railways. This happens to us so do contact TT at the station.
The best train to travel by is Duronto - non-stop train and an overnight journey to Nagpur is convenient - almost a breeze. Board the train and sleep an hour or so and by the time you wake up, voila you've reached the destination! Food is also made available by the attendants if required, however, I would recommended to eat your dinner and then board the train.
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