Shirdi is located at about 1,247 km from Delhi. Shirdi is a town that falls under the jurisdiction of municipal council, popularly known as Shirdi Nagar Panchayat, in Ahmednagar District. It is well-connected to Delhi by roadways and railways. However, the best way to travel from Delhi to Shirdi is by air, a journey of around 3 hours. Take a direct flight from Delhi to Nasik to reach Shirdi. From here take a taxi.
Transport options from New Delhi to Shirdi
New Delhi to Shirdi By Flight: Take a direct flight from Delhi to Nasik to reach Shirdi. Shirdi has no airport. However if one wants to reach by air then, the closest airports is at Nasik and Mumbai.
New Delhi to Shirdi By Train: Take a direct express train from Delhi to Kopargaon or Manmad. These two are nearest train station connected to Delhi. To reach Shirdi one can avail taxi (INR 50 to INR 80) and bus (INR 15 to INR 25) from Kopargaon and Manmad.
New Delhi to Shirdi By Car: Take a cab from Delhi to Shirdi, which takes around 48 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 23 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. On the route, several petrol pumps of Bharat Petroleum, Indian Oil and HP, apart from hospitals and pharmacies, ATMs and road-side dhabas are located. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.
It was comfortable to travel and felt safe somewhat. Though the travel time is long, didn't feel bored. Food served is of average quality yet adjustable. Overall, service was average. The toilets are always problem in a long distance train, yet better than others.
I have been to Shirdi two times, first time I travelled direct to Shirdi by train in winter season. I took the train from Hazarat Nizamuddin to Manmad and from there by taxi to Shirdi. It is a very good place, as you know Sai Baba Temple is very famous now in whole India. The cafeteria of Shirdi is very good, the systematic darshan is fantastic and everything is managed properly for helping the tourist, whether it is darshan, entry, exit, shoes stand, prasad distribution etc.
Accommodation is very cheap there. Fruits, juices at very reasonable prices. We also visited Shani Shingnapur Temple just 60 km far from Shirdi by taxi. Taxi service is very good, comfortable and reasonable. After Shani Shingnapur Darshan, we visited Nashik Tryamabkeshwar Temple which is a tour of one day by taxi.
The best part of Shirdi tour is, you will completely be getting peace during your journey because of blessing of Sai baba.
Amazing experience as always, I visit Shirdi every year with family and the time taken by Air India Flight from Delhi to Aurangabad and returned next day evening. From Aurangabad Airport to Shirdi, overnight stay and then Shirdi to Aurangabad the next day via Shree Shani Shignapur darshan. AC IndiGo taxi costs 3500 all inclusive and got a very good deal on Air India return direct flight.
Good train even in the winters train is on time and we got the confirmed seats but when we booked that time it was on wait-list. But before departure we got the confirmed seats. We have a very good experience and wash-rooms are clean. Charger facility is also available on the train.
Took a flight from Delhi to Pune, and then a cab onwards to Shirdi. The flight experience was good and so was the journey via taxi to Shirdi, which took around 5 hours of travel time. Although for my next visit, went via Aurangabad, which takes almost half the time, and I would recommend going to Shirdi from Delhi via Aurangabad only.