Me and a friend took a taxi from Mumbai at Noon on a weekday. The travel time was approximately 3-4 hours depending on traffic within Mumbai and the Highway. Fortunately for us, we got out of Mumbai in the first 1 hour (Quite lucky! And were quickly on the Highway. I must say the drive from Mumbai to Pune is probably one of the best short road trips you can take in India. The car cruising at 60 with the beautiful surroundings made the experience extremely surreal. There are multiple places to stop and eat on the way and road is flawless. I would suggest taking a taxi which cost us approximately 2000 including tip. The driver was reliable and friendly and it was an amazing journey! Highly Recommended !!
We took NEETA bus to reach swargate. But the bus we took was only travelling through highways and does not enter the city. Even after asking numerous times which would be the right stop to get down for the proximity to swargate no proper response was given. We were infact told to get down in stop so that the next set of travelers in the bus could be accommodated. We were luckily following the Google map and hence got down in the right area. We were not provided with drinking water nor were we guided properly where to get down as we were not familiar with Pune city.
I visited the hotel in the month of April with my mother- I would suggest people to visit after monsoon. Never visit in summer. Before travelling I had inquired about the approach to the hotel with mantra resort and they told me that vehicles would be available from Pune City. I was travelling...more »
Drove on the Mumbai Pune Expressway, which is a six-lane concrete, airspeed road. By Indian standards The distance spans around 110 km connecting Mumbai. It took around 3hrs to cover the distance, try leaving early in order to avoid the usual Mumbai traffic rush hour. The expressway begins at Kalamboli and ends at Dehu Road outskirts of Pune. The road drive is just a beautiful especially during the monsoons, the scenic Sahyadri mountain ranges passes through three tunnels. Once the expressway ends then it gets a bit congested like Mumbai and it could even take you a couple of hrs. To get to the heart of Pune city. So start early. There are some food malls on the way or if one wants a better choice then take a stopover at Lonavala/Khandala and then continue your onward journey or hop into this Parsee restaurant called Dorabjee's which is quite well known in Pune, to enjoy a typical Parsi meal.
Travelled by road to Pune on the Mumbai-Pune highway. Took me around 3 hours. Thankfully, traffic was low at toll-plazas. Had snack of bhel puri on the way along with a vada pav. The road is good and wasn't too busy this time of the day. The driver was good and let us know the good places for breakfast.
It was really a amazing experience to travel by car on Mumbai Pune Expressway. The car was running smoothly as the road was good and it has all adequate facility like emergency phones, ambulance service and exit to various places like Khopoli, Lonavala was also clearly defined with proper sign boards.
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Mumbai - Pune Expy
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First of all they have not put any sign board on Main highway for people coming from Mumbai which can guide from where to turn.
After taking right turn from a Village the road is not good and last 5 to 7 Kms road is terrible you cannot go without SUV.
Pune is located at a distance of 168 km from Mumbai. Famous as the 'Cultural Capital of Maharashtra', Pune is well connected to Mumbai by road, rail and air. However, the best way to reach Pune from Mumbai is by road, which takes around 3 hours by car. The places covered during the journey from Mumbai to Pune are Mumbai - 23 km -> Mankhurd - 80 km -> Khandala - 52 km -> Sutarwadi - 13 km -> Pune. Various eating joints, with options ranging from places like Dukes Retreat to Yumie Tummy, fall on the way. Several fuelling stations, including that of Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Mumbai to Pune
Mumbai to Pune By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Pune, which takes around 3 hours. Cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 9 and 13, approximately, depending upon the type of car hired. This means of transportation is ideal for families with kids and senior citizens as well as for a group.