Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar

   Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar Road Distance 177 km
   Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar Aerial Distance 96 km
  Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar Travel Time 3 hours 24 mins

How to reach Mahabaleshwar from Lonavala

The Preferred Way of Going from Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar

Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar are well connected by road. Thus the most preferred method of transportation between the two is by road.

Knowing The Details

1. Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar by Bus
2. Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar by Car
3. Popular Routes to Mahabaleshwar
4. Popular Routes from Lonavala
5. Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar
6. Hotels in Mahabaleshwar

1. Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar by Bus

Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar are well-connected by the national and state highways. The hill station of Mahabaleshwar is located about 180 kilometres away from Lonavala and has a number of state transport and private buses connecting the two destinations. Usually, it takes about 4 hours 30 minutes to reach Mahabaleshwar from Lonavala. Also, most buses depart from Lonavala after midnight or early in the morning. This makes it easier for travellers to go sightseeing in the morning. They can head to the nearest bus ticket counter or book online on one of the websites according to the hours they want to spend in Mahabaleshwar.
Available Bus Options
1. Neeta Tours and Travels (Benz A/C Sleeper)

Timing: Departure – 01:00 AM IST, Arrival – 04:00 AM IST
Duration: 3 hours

Fare – INR 1400/- approximately

2. Dutta Krupa Travels (Non A/C Sleeper)

Timing: Departure – 03:00 AM IST, Arrival – 06:45 AM IST
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes

Fare – INR 1000/- approximately


Timing: Departure – 04:00 AM IST, Arrival – 08:30 AM IST
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Fare – INR 900/- approximately

3. Dutta Krupa Travels (A/C Sleeper)

Timing: Departure – 01:45 AM IST
Arrival – 05:15 AM IST
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Fare – INR 900/- approximately

4. Chirag Travels (Scania/ Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Sleeper)

Timing: Departure – 01:45 AM IST
Arrival – 06:45 AM IST
Duration: 5 hours

Fare – INR 500/- approximately

2. Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar by Car

For those who would prefer booking a taxi or a cab or drive themselves in their privately owned vehicles, taking the well-connected highways is also an option although it would not be as affordable as taking a bus ride. Nonetheless, this mode of transport provides a lot of freedom to travellers who can choose to start at a preferred time and also cover attractions and destinations in between. There are two routes to choose from and the distance is barely 180 kilometres or 205 kilometres. The roadways go through scenic surroundings for both the routes and there are a number of restaurants, hotels and dhabas where travellers can stop by for a snack and some rest.

There are a number of cab service providers that one can find to book a taxi/ cab to reach Mahabaleshwar from Lonavala. Most service providers are available online and bookings can be made instantly and hassle-free. Some of these online cab service providers are Highway Cabs, Hire Me Car, Clear Car Rental, GoZo and Cabs on Rental. They provide hatchbacks, sedans, sports utility vehicles, premium/ luxury cars and minivans on rent. Travellers can opt for just a drop to Mahabaleshwar from Lonavala or a complete package that includes sightseeing and a return journey. Those who always look forward to a road trip must go for this option when travelling from Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar.
Route Options
1. The AH 47 Route/ Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway Route

180 kilometres, 4 hours 30 minutes approximately

Tungarli Road – NH 48/ AH 47 – Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway – Westerly Bypass/ Katraj Dehu Road Bypass/ Pune Bangalore Bypass – Service Road – AH 47/ NH 48 – Service road – SH 119 – SH 63 – Wai Surur Pune Road – SH 139/ SH 72. Mahabaleshwar is about 32 kilometres ahead.

2. The NH 66 Route

205 kilometres, 5 hours approximately

Tungarli Road – NH 48/ AH 47 – Mumbai Pune Highway – NH 48/ Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway – SH 87 – NH 66/ SH 87 – SH 72 – SH 139/ SH 72 – SH 140/ SH 73. Mahabaleshwar is about 500 metres ahead.

Road Condition from Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar:
The condition of the route that goes via Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway – Pune Bangalore Bypass is quite good and it has smooth roads, clear signboards and road markings. The Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway is a 6 lane expressway with toll booths while the remaining part of the national highway (including the route through NH 66) is a 4 lane network. Some regions of the highways could be affected by extreme weather, accidents or reconstruction work.  While driving through the affected areas, one must be careful and slow down if required. Having said that, most of the stretch is good enough to expect a smooth drive. Peak hour traffic must also be expected.
Eating Options on the way:
There are a number of restaurants, dhabas and hotels all along the network of highways that lead to Mahabaleshwar from Lonavala. The Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway has the Food Court, but that is too close to Lonavala. As one travels further either via the NH 66 or the Mumbai Pune expressway – Pune Bangalore Bypass, they would come across more restaurants that serve delicious snacks and meals. Some of the most famous restaurants are Sunny Da Dhaba, Basho’s Restaurant, Twenty Nine All Day Dining, Desi V Desi, Tangy Affair, Café Alif, Abhiruchi Family Restaurant, Radha Swami etc. There are also international food chains like McDonald’s, Café Coffee Day, Domino’s, Pizza Hut etc. on the way.

Popular Routes to Mahabaleshwar

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Pune to Mahabaleshwar 2 hours 48 mins 117 km
Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar 4 hours 48 mins 261 km
Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar 3 hours 24 mins 177 km
Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar 11 hours 59 mins 623 km
Goa to Mahabaleshwar 7 hours 8 mins 393 km
Delhi to Mahabaleshwar 1 day 3 hours 1,575 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

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