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.
Overnight journey by duronto best train. Train was best timing are really good after office also you can catch up the train. Else vidarbha express is also good train. Both trains are best depends upon location you can select any train. But vidarbha doesn't have a catering service.
Flight was scheduled for Nagpur from Mumbai in the early morning 5:55 Am, but unfortunately there was a delay of 10 min and rescheduled to 6:05 Am.
Flight is from Air India Terminal 1A. I arrived from Bangalore on International Airport and then moved to 1A. It was 1:30 Am, unfortunately there was no service for making of boarding pass at that time. Representative asked me to wait till 3:30 Am. I went for Kiosk for self boarding pass, and I got it after several internet failures. 1A was preoccupied by travellers and almost every seat in rest area was engaged, So I thought of going Lounge Airport which is after security check. When I approached for security check then they not allowed me to do so and started giving me bad response. Then I looked for Air India Lounge, but that was also closed. 12:30 Am to 4:30 Am it is closed. Finally I am left with no option rather standing from 2 Am to 3:30 Am.
After 3:30 certainly, there was a smooth security check and I waited till 5:30 for boarding. I boarded at 5:45 Am and all well with flight and its crew members. All behaved politely. I have been served Veg Burger along with Coffee+biscuit as a welcome breakfast.
Finally I reached Nagpur exactly at mentioned time of 7:20 Am.
Recommendations:- Don't come early at Mumbai Terminal 1A, as you won't get space to sit.
The flight distance is about an hour and one lands at the newly build Nagpur Airport. The heat is something which hits you once you get off the Airport lounge. But the travel to the city is smooth with much of road issues. The city is green though in summer it gets up-to 40-42 degrees easily in the daytime making it pretty tough to venture outside.
The road trip to Nagpur from Mumbai via Dhule roughly takes around 14 hrs. Best time to start is around 0530 hrs or earlier. The journey was undertaken in winter (December/January period- best period for the trip)The route goes via Nasik-Dhule bypass then on towards Bhusaval. Mumbai till Dhule bypass is one of the smoothest roads. A lovely drive early in the morning. Nasik Ghat section is scenic with a nice chill in the air. Nasik - Dhule again is one of the most smoothest roads. Few eateries on the way. Post Dhule toll you can re-fill fuel at a COCO pump. The road condition in Bhusaval section till Khamgaon is not good. Further, city traffic in this section aggravates the pain! From Khamgaon it is a smooth road (Yes some places are pot-holed) till Nagpur via Amravati by-pass. Plan to take dry food and plenty of juicy fruits to keep you hydrated.
Try as far as possible to reach or cover the Khamgaon-Akola section before or upto 1600 hrs. If not, then take a break towards Shegaon at Khamgaon. Visit Gajanan Maharaj temple (pretty famous for the saint). Avoid Thursday's as they are very crowded. The temple trust has made arrangement for devotees. Eat the famous Kachori at Shegaon and re-start early morning next day.