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.
Bus punctuality was poor. It departed late and reached late at destination. Staff are average at the bus. Halt points are average and bus quality is also good. I hope Neeta would give better service next time. And deliver better customer satisfaction.
I went with my family and the staff was friendly. They only halt at hotels where the bus services have a tie up so you are forced to take their services. The food is also expensive. Overall the trip to Shirdi was good.
At Shirdi Neeta have their own hotels for accommodation but you can get better options in terms of cost and quality.
For more peaceful zone you need to go more up North or down South. Lot of water sport activities here like jet skiing, para sailing etc.
It was a wonderful long drive across the nature. All around greenery, farms injected freshness. A good break from city's traffic and concrete Jungle off course rejuvenated every one, wish could make it again soon. In between stopping at restaurants and dhaba's was also good.
We have started our travel from Mumbai Central to Shirdi, though we had booked our tickets online, but still we had little doubt about the exact boarding time. We took a Volvo bus for the travel, bus was fine, but staff were less cooperative still manageable. We had reached Shirdi like 15 minutes later than the arrival time, which we found okay. The overall experience was nice.
Sleeper and semi sleeper is also a good bus to travel. The seat are okay. The sleeper are also in okay in good condition. They also have mobile charging point. There is music, tv in the bus it also halt for tea some times. It is a good bus it also as it own hotel for accommodation, which is close to the temple.
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