Panvel is well connected by rail and road. Regular rail and bus services ply to and fro the city of Panvel. There is, however, no direct flight connectivity to Panvel; the nearest airport being the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. There are various commute available for travelling from Pune to Panvel. You can hire a private cab service or take the local train from Pune which will take approximately three hours to reach Panvel.
The nearest airports to Navi Mumbai/ Panvel are at Mumbai (25km), Pune (135km) and Aurangabad (330km), Mumbai being the easiest to access. From the airport, buses and trains are easily available to Panvel railway station, which can be a base point to travel in and around the area.
Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)
Tentative return flight prices to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) from major cities in India.
Panvel is easily accessible by road. It is called the gateway of the Konkan region. There are two main bus stands in Panvel - ST stands on the national highway & NMMT stand near the railway station. The ST buses are available from Panvel to Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivli, Badlapur, Dadar, Uran as well as beyond the city. NMMT buses are available from Panvel to Thane and Vashi (Bus No.58). NMMT AC Volvo buses are available from Panvel to Dadar (Bus No.111). By car, NH 17/66 connects Panvel with Goa and Mangalore.
Travelling to Panvel by railway is the easiest since there is a direct train from CST on the Harbour line, and Panvel is the last station. Once at Panvel, you can easily get rickshaw services to the hotels of your choice.
Travelling from Pune:
A preferable commute is a local train from State Transport Depot (ST) in Pune where there are locals around every 5 to 10 minutes to Panvel. The cost of the ticket is around 20 Rupees. After halting at Panvel, you can take a local bus from the station to destinations like Uran, Pen and Alibag stopping at Karna which costs from 15 to 30 Rupees.
Top 3 trains Available from Pune to Panvel
Train name: Pune Gwalior Express
Train number: 11101
Serves on Monday only
Train name: Cape Mumbai Express
Train number: 16382
Serves all week
Train name: Hussainsagar Express
Train number: 12702
Serves all week
About 12 passenger trains also stop here (Some being the Ernakulam-Nizzamuddin Duronto, the Konkan Kanya Express, and Mangalore Junction express). Buses, taxis and autos are also hugely available in Panvel, in addition to the local trains.