Aurangabad is located at a distance of 236 km from Pune. Named after the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, Aurangabad is well connected to Pune by road and rail.
However, the best way to reach Aurangabad from Pune is by road, which takes around 5? hours by bus. Numerous buses leave from Pune to Aurangabad at regular intervals of 30 minutes. Various hospitals and ATMs are available on the way. Several rest stops and restaurants such as Rice & Curry and Domino's Pizza are also present on the route.
Transport options from Pune to Aurangabad
Pune to Aurangabad By Bus: Take a direct bus from Pune to Aurangabad, which takes around 5? hours. Several AC and Non-AC buses are available for Aurangabad from Pune. The fare of these buses ranges between INR 300 to 450. The Bus Stand at Aurangabad is situated at a distance of around 3 km from the city centre. This mode of transport is ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.
Pune-Ahmednagar road is better but full of traffic. Road between Ahmednagar and Aurangabad is very bad. Moreover I faced traffic jam on my way from Aurangabad MIDC till city. Could not find a better dhaba or restaurant between Ahmednagar and Aurangabad road. Could not get a chance to visit any place on the way.
Journey to Aurangabad is memorable, because whenever I travel to Aurangabad. I stay in Hotel Key, one of the best Business Hotel available in Aurangabad. Journey by road is excellent because the roads are very good.
Bus staff are awesome because they never try to irritate you:) Just they check your ticket and allow you to enter the bus. When you enter, a comfort AC environment welcomes you. No noise, irritation. Then Bus stops to a Dhaba or hotel between the way. You are allowed to take breakfast over their and it reaches Aurangabad within 5 hours. A good bus service and comfort journey.
There are no food malls in Nagar Road but road side restaurants are available but itís also not upto the standard in quality and hygiene. Road in few places are very bad in condition and maintenance by CPWD (roads) not up to the mark. But over all journey of our trip was not so bad.