The distance between Shirdi and Indore, is almost 400 km. It takes more or less eight hours on the road, to reach Indore from Shirdi. Unfortunately, there are not many trains which run between these two places. As the distance is long and can be a tiresome drive, the best way to reach Indore from Shirdi, is by bus. Though there are many buses between these two places, it is advisable to book your ticket in advance, to avoid inconvenience. The bus fare for a single traveller in an A/C sleeper coach is Rs. 600, while for a Non A/C Sleeper coach, it is Rs. 400.
Transport options from Shirdi to Indore
Shirdi to Indore By Bus: Take a bus from Shirdi to Indore, which takes about 8 hours. Shirdi Bus Stop is approximately 2 km away from the city centre. It is recommended for individual travellers, backpackers and youngsters.
Shirdi to Indore By Car: Rent a car or hire a cab from Shirdi to Indore, which takes around 6 hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR12 to INR55 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. It is recommended for families with kids, seniors and group travellers.
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We travelled from Indore to Shirdi by AC sleeper bus. The bus was really well-maintained and provided us full comfort with co-operative behaviour of the bus staff. Bus not provided pillow or blankets during the journey if provided this would be good. Night journey so there was no need of entertainment so there was nothing for the entertainment. The rest stop time was sufficient for refreshment but the hotel/ dhaba was terrible and zero hygienic. This was a really a matter of concern during the journey. In future if we get opportunity to visit Shirdi we would definitely prefer to travel in this.
Driving is not an issue. Sufficient petrol pumps along the way. More than enough eating places, almost all of them 'Pure Vegetarian'. 415 kilometres can be easily covered in 6 hours. If you start by 7 AM, you can reach Shirdi by 1 PM. Baba's temple is least crowded between 3-5 PM and this time frame can easily be met if you travel by car.
Roads from Indore to Shirdi is in very good condition. Most of it is four lane highway and even the state highway was alright. On the way there are enough roadside restaurants with limited restroom facilities. It took us seven hrs to reach Shirdi. There are enough petrol pumps and other amenities on the way as this road goes through reasonably big towns.
Road in excellent condition. The bus staff are helpful for us. The bus sit cover also very soft and comfortable. We reach our destination on time without any issue. When we reach our destination they help us to search the hotels. My overall experience is nice and when I will go for Shirdi, I will hire same bus service.
We visited Shirdi by car. Highway condition was so good so long drive was not a problem at all. On the way you have number of good looking restaurant and dhabas. Out of them we had taken our dinner at one dhaba named Punjabi dhaba. Food was quite tasty and with local touch. Overall journey was good.