Shirdi is located at a distance of 246 km from Mumbai. Noted worldwide as a pilgrimage site owing to the Sai Temple, Shirdi is well connected to Mumbai by road, train and flight.
However, the best way to reach Shirdi from Mumbai is by road, which takes around 5 hours by car. The places covered during the journey from Mumbai to Shirdi are Mumbai - 21 km -> Thane - 34 km -> Padgha - 31 km -> Khardi - 77 km -> Nashik - 83 km -> Shirdi.
On the way, there are several ATMs, hospitals and petrol pumps. Various restaurants like Pizza Hut, Cafe Maaz, Zayka'z Grill, Jashan and Indian Swad are also present en route.
Transport options from Mumbai to Shirdi
Mumbai to Shirdi By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Shirdi, which takes around 5 hours. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 9 and 13, depending upon the type of car hired. Ideal for families with kids and senior citizens, this mode is also suitable for group.
First of all the reclining seat was not functioning it was either fully upright or fully flat no in between position. The attendant said it had broken only last night (I guess he was lying). Secondly there were too many halts and speed was also slow. The difference between the actual journey time and the real time taken is huge!!
To top it all the lunch break was just when we were 30 minutes away from our destination. Could they have dropped us at our destination first and let us have a choice of where we would like to have lunch??
Good to travel by train in night. Train is super fast and very clean. Travelling and reaching early morning gives energy to rush entire day. Better to travel by train then bus. You will get free of charge bus service from Shirdi Station to Temple. There are two trains to Shirdi. One can select as per their convenience.
Swami Travels have always been my first option when it comes to road travel to Shirdi. They provide premium transportation service with good staff. The drivers are well-trained and their buses world class with awesome suspensions and great seats offering a cosy journey. The halts during travel which they are tied up with are clean, convenient and serve good food. World class amenities and services. Their online reservation is helpful in advance booking facilities for the hotels.
And we can book with some other third party online services such as Paytm, redBus, Abhibus etc. The journey was very comfortable with Swami travels. I always suggest my friends and colleague first as Swami travels.
Worst service I could ever see. They are only slaves to A/c bus passenger. Two seater passenger are treated of no value. I booked my ticket from Andheri Besleri to Shirdi in 2x2 non A/c seater, there was no bus the AC sleeper came to receive us and paying extra.
We booked seat in it and reached Shirdi, the bus was to reach 5.00 Am we reached 8.00 Am. Hotel where they halted was worst no good food at all Returning was horrible. We booked return ticket I have previously travelled by Neeta bus and trust me they dropped me at Andheri since my pick-up was Andheri. Dolphin Travels are pure cheaters. After boarding the bus they stopped at only one place for tea and breakfast. Can you imagine a trip of 6 hours where you stop only one halt people must wear diapers and go. There when I asked them how much time will it take to reach Andheri. He says this bus is only till Dadar. When I called up the owner at night 10.30 Pm you are going to leave us at Dadar and then you expect us to travel our home at-least leave nearby.
Trust me I want to abuse them and specially slap the owner but this was the worst service I could ever get in my life. I suggest rather then travelling from this bus you travel from BEST buses. Please never ever prefer them.
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