Alibaug is situated at a distance of 138 km from Pune. Surrounded by the sea on 3 sides and often called 'the Goa of Maharashtra', Alibaug is well connected to Pune by road.
The best way to reach Alibaug from Pune is by road, a journey of about 2 hours 40 minutes by car. The places covered during the journey from Pune to Alibaug are Pune - 47 km -> Khamshet - 61 km -> Pen - 30 km -> Alibaug.
Several ATMs, hospitals, rest stops and dhabas fall on the way. Restaurants such as Sahara, Sidhu Da Dhaba and Caf? Punjab are also present on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum and Indian Oil, among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Pune to Alibaug
Pune to Alibaug By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Alibaug, which takes about 2 hours 40 minutes. This mode is ideal for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 10 to 16, depending upon the type of car hired.
We took Old Pune-Mumbai Highway till Khopoli, then we took Khopoli-Pen Road, then Vadkal then Karle khind and then towards Awas. Route has signs which showed the route and distance towards Alibaug. We reached in close to 4 hours. Traffic gets logged in Pen Vadkhal Region.
We started in the morning to avoid traffic and took Mumbai-Pune expressway. We reached Pen in about 2 Hrs. However the road was bumpy due to repair works till we took a detour to Kanakeshwar. The cab we hired belonged to one Mr. Nilesh Taras, a family acquaintance.
Great experience travelling by a car. Firstly we took the Pune-Mumbai Expressway then took a left towards, Panvel-Pen Road then straight to Alibaug. Nice scenic beauty throughout the journey. Restaurants, food court and the petrol pumps are also available during the go. Overall, it was a nice experience.
It was good, driver was good and the journey was a peaceful one! The journey was awesome. The buses need maintenance and more cleaning. MSRTC also has to buy new buses. The roads are okay hence the bus needs to be better. Overall, okay experience.
We have tried two different ways to Alibaug and while return journey we took different path. Enjoyed, the driving here and visited most of the nearest palaces by own car, which was also a different and a good experience. I am panning to visit again with my friend/family in next vacation.