Mumbai is located at a distance of 241 km from Shirdi. Mumbai is a famous as the commercial city of India. It is capital city of Maharashtra state. Noted worldwide as a pilgrimage site owing to the Sai Temple, Shirdi is well-linked to Mumbai by road, train and flight. However, the best way to reach Shirdi from Mumbai is by road. It almost takes around 5 hours by car. The places covered during the journey from Shirdi to Mumbai are Shirdi->Nasik -> Khardi-> Padgha -> Thane -> Mumbai. On the way, there are numerous ATMs, hospitals and petrol pumps. You can also find several restaurants like Pizza Hut, Cafe Maaz, Zayka'z Grill, Jashan and Indian Swad are also present en route.
Transport options from Shirdi to Mumbai
Shirdi to Mumbai By Car: To reach Mumbai from Shirdi, roadway is the best way. You can hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Shirdi directly. It is almost takes around 5 hours. Approximate cost of particular cab per kilometre ranges between INR 9 and 13 and it also varies as per the type of the cab hired. Ideal for families with kids and senior citizens, this mode is also appropriate for group.
Shirdi to Mumbai By Bus: There are various bus services available from Shirdi to Mumbai. It is suitable for individual travellers and groups of friends.
Hi all, I went on a small trip with my friend on 04/01/2014. Bus timing was impeccable and journey stop was also timely. It was a nice and comfortable experience. Seats were also pretty good. Overall 8/10 experience. We reached our destination (Mumbai) before time which was also very pleasant.
Shirdi is about 280 km from Mumbai. We left in the afternoon and reached there in 5 hrs. Roads are fine, getting out of Mumbai is what takes time. Once on the Eastern express highway things are better. There are 3 tolls that you would cross, post the last one there is a bypass from Gothi Village which cuts across and takes you to Shirdi, you need not go thru Nashik. This road for the first 10 to 15 km was not good, had a rough ride. Then had a good run for about 60 km and the last 10 km is bad as well. I would recommend to go via Nashik, it would be 30 odd km or more but a better ride. I came back via Nashik. Had lunch at Panchavati Hotel and then moved on to the highway back to Mumbai. Return trip took 6 hrs due to the 1 hr halt at Nashik.
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.
Travel to Shirdi by car is a very nice experience. The Mumbai-Nasik highway is good, though at places the tolls seem excessive especially in Thane as the roads are pathetic. However, once you are on the "real" highway things get much better. From Igatpuri we usually take the inner road via Ghoti to Sinnar thus avoiding the heavy traffic in and from Nasik. That road is also pretty much ok - though in a need for repairs at some places. From Sinnar to Shirdi again the travelling experience is nice.
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.
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