Lonavala to Khandala

   Lonavala to Khandala Road Distance 263 km
   Lonavala to Khandala Aerial Distance 4 km
  Lonavala to Khandala Travel Time 6 hours 0 mins

How to reach Khandala from Lonavala

The Preferred Way of Travelling from Lonavala to Khandala

The most preferred way of reaching Khandala from Lonavala is via road transport, which can be fulfilled either by car or bus.

Knowing The Details

1. Lonavala to Khandala By Train
2. Pune to Khandala By Road (Cab/Self drive)
3. Popular Routes to Khandala
4. Popular Routes from Lonavala
5. Places to Visit in Khandala
6. Hotels in Khandala

1. Lonavala to Khandala By Train

Khandala is located 625 km above sea level and is just 4 km away from Lonavala. Both these hill stations are popular weekend getaways where tourists flock in large numbers to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lustrous valleys and majestic waterfalls. A train journey is considered to be the most preferred way of travelling from Lonavala to Khandala.

Train Details - Duration and Route 
Fourteen long-distance trains including express and super fast trains pass through Lonavala Railway Station (LNL) to reach Khandala Railway Station (KAD). A train journey will take you 3-8 minutes to reach Khandala from Lonavala. The trains pass through the stunning valleys. You can hop onto this scenic train ride to experience the natural beauty of Sahyadri Hills.

Train Timings
Trains on this route run throughout the day with the first train, Mumbai CST Fast Passenger departing Lonavala at 01:15 while the last train, Koyna Express leaving at 17:15.

Added Information
The fastest trains serving this route are Mumbai CST Fast Passenger and Sinhagad Express. The slowest trains are Deccan Express and Mumbai CST Intercity SF Express. Most trains make a 2-minute halt at both Lonavala and Khandala stations.

Approximate Prices
Equipped with second sitting, AC chair car, and 3 tier AC coaches, these train tickets can cost between INR 50 to INR 700, depending on the type of seat. 
Train Options Available
1. Mumbai CST Fast Passenger (51034)
Departure - 01:15
Arrival - 01:18
Operates on Monday, Saturday, and Sunday
Duration of the Journey: 3 minutes
Fares (One way prices per person)
Sleeper - INR 100
3 Tier AC - INR 495 

2. Sinhagad Express (11010)
Departure - 07:15
Arrival - 07:18
Operates daily
Duration of the Journey: 3 minutes
Fares
Second Sitting - INR 45
AC Chair Car - INR 260 

3. Sahyadri Express (11024)
Departure - 08:55
Arrival - 08:59
Operates daily
Duration of the Journey: 4 minutes
Fares
Sleeper - INR 140
3 Tier AC - INR 495
2 Tier AC - INR 700

4. Koyna Express (11030)
Departure - 17:05
Arrival - 17:09
Operates daily
Duration of the Journey: 4 minutes
Fares
Second Sitting - INR 45
AC Chair Car - INR 260

Starting Station in Lonavala:
Lonavala Railway Station (LNL)
Drop Station in Khandala: Khandala Railway Station (KAD) 
Preferable Local Transport Available from the Drop Station
The best way to get around this hill station is on foot. Another option is to book a private taxi for local usage. 

2. Pune to Khandala By Road (Cab/Self drive)

Travelling from Lonavala to Khandala by road is another good option. You can either book a private taxi or get behind the wheel of your car to experience a fantastic road trip. The NH48 links both these places and the roadways are ideal for a short drive. By car, it takes roughly 10-15 minutes to reach Khandala from Lonavala. Though this mean of transport takes longer than a train journey, it offers more flexibility in terms of timing. If you choose to travel in a taxi, you can pick a sightseeing package that covers all the major points of attractions in Lonavala and Khandala or go with a one-way travel option.

Popular Choices
Some of the popular local cab rental companies that offer a wide array of Khandala tours and packages are Lucky Travels and Lonavala Cab. Apart from the local cab operators, a lot of online cab booking services like Ola and Bharat Taxi also offer services on this route. 
Route Options
You can access Khandala from Lonavala via NH48. Head on NH48 and take a right turn from Kune village road.
Road Condition from Lonavala to Khandala
The route from Lonavala to Khandala is well-maintained and signposted. 
Duration of the Journey
The journey of 10-15 minutes may take in case of heavy traffic or road closures due to landslides. 
Approximate Cost
A sightseeing tour package for Lonavala and Khandala can cost you between INR 1200 and INR 2500. The cost for a one-way cab starts from INR 200.
Eating Options On the Way
Bapuchi Special Tandoori Misal and Tandoori Chai, Haider Bhai’s Fast Food Center
Possible Stopovers On the Way
You can stop at Kune Falls to enjoy the picturesque view of the waterfall and click photos.

Popular Routes to Khandala

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Lonavala to Khandala 6 hours 0 mins 263 km
Pune to Khandala 5 hours 8 mins 254 km
Mumbai to Khandala 5 hours 11 mins 283 km
Delhi to Khandala 19 hours 54 mins 1,264 km
Hyderabad to Khandala 11 hours 56 mins 611 km
Goa to Khandala 12 hours 30 mins 668 km

Popular Routes from Lonavala

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar 3 hours 24 mins 177 km
Lonavala to Mumbai 1 hour 33 mins 82.7 km
Lonavala to Khandala 6 hours 0 mins 263 km
Lonavala to Goa 8 hours 25 mins 500 km
Lonavala to Shirdi 4 hours 59 mins 215 km
Lonavala to Panchgani 2 hours 49 mins 159 km

Top Hotels In Khandala