How to Reach Lonavala

Lonavala is located about 64 km from Pune and 96 km from Mumbai which makes it well connected by air, rail and road to all parts of the country. Most tourists visiting Lonavala prefer to drive from Mumbai or Pune by private vehicle. MSRTC has regular buses travelling from Mumbai and Pune to Lonavala offering both luxury and deluxe buses. Also, since Lonavala is located midway between Pune and Mumbai railway line, all trains from both the cities pass through Lonavala.

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Route Name Distance Time
Mumbai to Lonavala 84 km 1 hour 35 mins
Pune to Lonavala 65.1 km 1 hour 13 mins
Hyderabad to Lonavala 656 km 11 hours 29 mins
Goa to Lonavala 509 km 8 hours 31 mins
Bangalore to Lonavala 901 km 12 hours 52 mins
Ahmedabad to Lonavala 596 km 9 hours 23 mins
Khandala to Lonavala 259 km 5 hours 57 mins
Mahabaleshwar to Lonavala 181 km 3 hours 33 mins
Chennai to Lonavala 1,254 km 18 hours 5 mins
Delhi to Lonavala 1,488 km 23 hours 16 mins
Udaipur to Lonavala 826 km 12 hours 57 mins

How to reach Lonavala by flight

Lonavala enjoys the proximity to two international airports- the Lohegaon Airport, Pune (70 km away) and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (90 km away). You can board flights up to either of the cities and travel to Lonavala by road or rail.

Nearest Airport: New Pune International Airport - 45 kms from Lonavala

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How to reach Lonavala by road

Situated on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Lonavala is well connected by a network of highways linking the two cities. A lot of the tourists visiting Lonavala prefer to drive down from Mumbai or Pune and enjoy the mesmerising ride. 

MSRTC also runs regular buses from Mumbai and Pune to Lonavala which are quite comfortable to travel in.

How to reach Lonavala by train

The Lonavala Railway Station is an important junction of the Mumbai-Pune railway route and falls almost midway. Thus, all trains travelling from Mumbai to Pune and vice-versa stop at Lonavala. It takes around 2.5 hours by train from Mumbai and 1.5 hours by train from Pune to reach Lonavala. 

There are also direct trains running from Mumbai to Lonavala the most popular of which are Pragati Express (12125), Indrayani Exp (22105), Chennai Mail (11027), Deccan Queen (12123), and Bsl Pune Exp (11025). 

Local transport in Lonavala

Buses, autos and rented bicycles are available here if you do not have a private vehicle to your name. Auto's and taxis do not run on meter so it is advisable to fix the rate beforehand. Bus therefore is the best option to travel around the city.

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