How to Reach Mahabaleshwar

Satara, Pune and Mumbai are the three major cities near Mahabaleshwar. Wathar is the nearest railway station to Mahabaleshwar located 60km away, but Pune is the most accessible railway station. From Pune, one can take a taxi or a bus to reach Mahabaleshwar. One can also directly take a bus or a taxi from Mumbai, Thane, Satara or other nearby towns as the road drive is picturesque and nicely maintained.

Most frequently searched routes to Mahabaleshwar

Route Name Distance Time
Pune to Mahabaleshwar 117 km 2 hours 48 mins
Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar 261 km 4 hours 48 mins
Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar 177 km 3 hours 24 mins
Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar 623 km 11 hours 59 mins
Goa to Mahabaleshwar 393 km 7 hours 8 mins
Delhi to Mahabaleshwar 1,575 km 1 day 3 hours
Bangalore to Mahabaleshwar 786 km 11 hours 28 mins
Ahmedabad to Mahabaleshwar 774 km 12 hours 36 mins
Udaipur to Mahabaleshwar 1,003 km 16 hours 10 mins
Chennai to Mahabaleshwar 1,139 km 16 hours 42 mins
Jaipur to Mahabaleshwar 1,306 km 22 hours 5 mins

How to reach Mahabaleshwar by flight

The closest airport to Mahabaleshwar is located in Pune at the distance of about one hundred and twenty kilometres. This airport is very well linked to many other major domestic and international airports. An excellent taxi service is also available at the airport.

Nearest Airport: New Pune International Airport - 102 kms from Mahabaleshwar

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How to reach Mahabaleshwar by road

Frequently running buses connect Mahabaleshwar to other major towns and cities by means of roadways. One can take a tourist bus from Mumbai, which runs from Sion, Vashi and Dadar (East). It takes around 6 hours to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai. If travelling from Pune, currently the tourist buses are operated mainly by two private companies. Alternatively, if travelling by a private vehicle, it takes around 4 to 5 hours from Mumbai through the Panvel-Mahad-Poladpur way. This is the preferred option to drive down from Mumbai. 

How to reach Mahabaleshwar by train

The closest railway station to Mahabaleshwar is situated in Wathar which is at the distance of sixty kilometres from Mahabaleshwar. This railway station then links to the other railway stations. Alternatively, one can reach Satara by a train from Mumbai/Pune and hire a taxi to Mahabaleshwar, which takes around an hour. 

Local transport in Mahabaleshwar

You can book govt tourist buses, or hire a cab which are pretty inexpensive. For the adventurous, there is also the option of horse rides to see the places.

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