The three places from where one can reach Mahabaleshwar are Satara, Pune and Mumbai. Satara being the central place. Mahabaleshwar is well connected by Mumbai-Pune highway, and therefore one can fly down to Mumbai or Pune and reach Mahabaleshwar via road. One can also board a train from Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai to reach Satara and then take a private vehicle or tourist vehicles to reach Maharashtra. Travelling is not a problem as it is well connected via main cities.
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
Tentative return flight prices to Pune from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|New Delhi||₹ 6,407 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 5,143 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 5,704 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 7,594 Non-stop|
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.
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.
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.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Pune to Mahabaleshwar||117 km||2 hours 48 mins||View Details|
|Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar||261 km||4 hours 48 mins||View Details|
|Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar||177 km||3 hours 24 mins||View Details|
|Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar||623 km||11 hours 59 mins||View Details|
|Goa to Mahabaleshwar||393 km||7 hours 8 mins||View Details|
|Delhi to Mahabaleshwar||1,575 km||1 day 3 hours||View Details|
|Bangalore to Mahabaleshwar||786 km||11 hours 28 mins||View Details|
|Ahmedabad to Mahabaleshwar||774 km||12 hours 36 mins||View Details|
|Udaipur to Mahabaleshwar||1,003 km||16 hours 10 mins||View Details|
|Chennai to Mahabaleshwar||1,139 km||16 hours 42 mins||View Details|
|Jaipur to Mahabaleshwar||1,306 km||22 hours 5 mins||View Details|