Pune to Lonavala

Pune to Lonavala Road Distance 65.1 km
Pune to Lonavala Aerial Distance 54 km
Pune to Lonavala Travel Time 1 hour 13 mins

How to reach Lonavala from Pune

The Preferred Way of Going from Pune to Lonavala

Lonavala lies at a distance of just 65 kms from Pune. This short distance is most commonly covered by Bus.

Pune to Lonavala Route

Pune to Lonavala by Bus

The hill station, Lonavala, is located about 70 kilometres from Pune. It is a famous tourist attraction and a quick weekend getaway destination. Therefore, there are a number of buses one can find plying between Pune and the hill station almost every day of the week. The choices are ample. It can either be a state transport bus or a private operator that one can opt for. The facilities provided by each operator are also more or less the same. Travellers have basic, economic or luxury seat options to suit their budget and preference. Buses are available almost every hour from Pune, making it extremely convenient for travellers to plan a one-day-long outing or picnic.

Available Bus Options

1.   Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (Non A/C Seater, Parivartan Day Ordinary/ Shivshahi)

 Timing: Departure – 02:30 PM IST
Arrival – 04:20 PM IST
Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

Fare – INR 100/- approximately per ticket

 Timing: Departure – 04:10 PM IST
Arrival – 05:35 PM IST
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Fare – INR 150/- approximately per ticket

 2.   Paulo Travels (Non A/C Sleeper)

 Timing: Departure – 09:00 PM IST
Arrival – 11:00 PM IST
Duration: 2 hours

Fare – INR 600/- approximately

3.   Gujarat Travels (Non A/C Sleeper)

Timing: Departure – 09:30 PM IST
Arrival – 10:30 PM IST
Duration: 1 hour

Fare – INR 800/- approximately

4.   Global Travels Bhagyalaxmi

Timing: Departure – 07:00 PM IST
Arrival – 09:20 PM IST
Duration: 2 hour 20 minutes

Fare – INR 1200/- approximately

Pune to Lonavala by Car

Self-driving from Pune or renting a ride for an outstation trip to Lonavala is also a good option for travellers. A road trip down the Mumbai Pune Expressway is a short and sweet road trip to experience. There are three routes that lead to Lonavala from Pune city. Two of these go via the Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway and NH 48 while the third goes via AH 47/ Mumbai Pune Bypass. The travel time differs a little but one can easily reach Lonavala in about 3 hours if they happen to take a stop in between. The routes go through dense greenery and experience of driving through the beautiful surroundings till the hill station is definitely worth having.

For those who do not wish to drive themselves, there are a number of Tour and Travel Companies that offer cabs on rent. OLA, Ambe Travels, Clear Car Rental, On Time Cars etc. are some of the operators that offer cab services between the two destinations. Most of them also offer sightseeing packages and outstation rides. The options are ample to choose from depending on the budget and comfort one is seeking. So, travellers can go for a basic hatchback ride or premium rides like the sedan or a sports utility vehicle. 

The Routes That Can Be Taken
1. The Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway Route

65 kilometres, 2 hours approximately

Aundh Ravet Road, Pune – Ravet Road, Pune – Kivale Gaon Road – Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway ramp – Take left towards Lonavala/ Khandala – NH 47/ NH 48 – Tungarli Road. Lonavala is about 300 metres away from Tungarli Road.

2. The NH 48 Route  

71 Kilometres, 2 hours approximately

SH 60, Karve Road, Pune – Paud Road, Pune - NH 48/ AH 47 - Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway – Lonavala/ Khandala  - NH 48/ AH 47 – Tungarli Road. Lonavala is about 300 metres ahead.

3. The AH 47 Route

64 Kilometres, 2 hours

Aundh Ravet Road, Pune – Wakad Junction – Ravet Village Road – Kivale Goan Road – AH 47/ NH 48/ Mumbai Pune Bypass Road – Tungarli Road. Lonavala is about 285 metres ahead. 
Road Condition
The Mumbai Pune Expressway, which takes a major stretch of the route that leads to Lonavala from Pune is a well maintained 6 lane expressway. It has toll booths at regular intervals and has a large traffic capacity during peak hours and on weekends. The expressway is well marked with road signs and directions. The stretch that goes through AH 47 and NH 48 is a 4 lane national highway. It is also decently maintained but there are some portions where the ride could get bumpy and slightly slow.

Other Popular Routes from Pune

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Pune to Mahabaleshwar 2 hours 48 mins 117 km
Pune to Shirdi 4 hours 13 mins 201 km
Pune to Lonavala 1 hour 13 mins 65.1 km
Pune to 4 hours 56 mins 209 km
Pune to Goa 7 hours 49 mins 440 km
Pune to Panchgani 2 hours 13 mins 98.4 km

Most Popular Routes to Lonavala

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Mumbai to Lonavala 1 hour 35 mins 83.5 km
Pune to Lonavala 1 hour 13 mins 65.1 km
Hyderabad to Lonavala 11 hours 29 mins 656 km
Goa to Lonavala 8 hours 31 mins 509 km
Bangalore to Lonavala 12 hours 52 mins 901 km
Ahmedabad to Lonavala 9 hours 23 mins 596 km

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