Pune To Mumbai Airport Cab| Pune Mumbai Airport Bus [2022]

Pune is one of the IT hubs in India and Mumbai is the Financial capital of India, both are in the state of Maharashtra.

If you want to board an International flight, Pune is not a good option, it does not have an International airport.

You will have to travel to Mumbai airport to board the international flight.

Similarly, if you are flying in from an International destination for Pune, you will land at Mumbai airport.

The good news is, there is excellent connectivity between the two cities and there are many options to travel between the two cities.

    Pune to Mumbai Airport distance

    The distance between Pune to Mumbai Airport is around 160km.

    It will take anywhere around 3.5 to 5hrs via road to reach there depending  on the traffic situation.

    Via Air, its an hour flight but flights are not very frequent.

    Ways to travel between Pune to Mumbai or vise a versa

    There is very good connectivity between Pune to Mumbai, you can reach Mumbai airport to Pune or Pune to Mumbai airport via:

    1. Air: From Pune Airport at VimanNagar. If the flight lands at the T1 terminal (domestic only airport), you will have to arrange for your own transport to the International airport. It may take 30-40min depending on traffic.

    You can easily get a cab or taxi.

    Similarly, you can take a flight from Mumbai airport (both International or Domestic) to Pune.

    2. Road: Self-drive, Rent a Cab, Airport Shuttle,Private bus and Government Bus.

    Mumbai Pune Expressway is the recommended route to take. It does have toll booths but it reduces the travel time a lot and is safe.

    The 3 lane road is able to handle any accidents/breakdowns without disrupting the traffic.

    Note: FastTag is compulsory for your 4 wheelers else you will end up paying extra at Toll booths in Mumbai-Pune.

    In case you want to ride a bike, you need to use old 
    Mumbai highway as 2 wheelers are not allowed on Express Way.

    Mumbai Airport to Pune Buses|Bus from Pune to Mumbai Airport

    Note: Due to MSRTC strike, the availability of government run bus from Pune to Mumbai and back is badly impacted.

    Government is trying to keep up the service but don't rely on the bus till the strike is called off.

    Pune to Mumbai airport bus service is provided by the government, MSRTC. It runes by the name Shivneri and these are AC Volvo buses with a frequency of almost an hour. It is available only from and to Mumbai Domestic Airport (Vile Parle). 

    On weekends these buses are full and you may not find a seat unless you have pre-booked a ticket. Other times you can just hop in.

    Pune to Mumbai International Airport bus

    If you need to get to the Mumbai International T2 terminal, previously known as Sahara Airport (It also caters to some of the domestic flights), you will have to take a taxi or cab once you get down at the domestic airport bus stop.

    There is no bus service till Mumbai International Airport

    There are many pickups and drop points in Pune for this airport bus

    Pune to Mumbai Airport Cab

    A lot of options in cabs are available for traveling between these cities.

    You can pre-book an Ola/Uber or an Airport cab from MakeMyTrip/KK travels if traveling from Pune to Mumbai Airport.

    Note: Since this is inter-city travel, it's better to book one day in advance as not all cabs cover this route.

    Intercity cabs are sometimes difficult to get for immediate travel and you may have to wait a long time for it to arrive 

    In case you are traveling from Mumbai airport to Pune, you can book directly at the airport or pre-book. There is no issue of availability at Mumbai airport.

    Pune to Mumbai Airport drop shared taxi

    You can get a shared taxi from KK Travels. They do pick-up/dropoff at the residence.

    It will save you some money but the flip side is limited luggage space, time wasted as they have to pick up others on the way.

    Note: Keep an additional 2hr as a buffer for reaching the airport as due to Covid, a lot of vehicles are on road, increasing the travel time.

    3. Train: From Pune railway station. You will have to get down at Thane or Dadar station and take a cab to International airport.

    If you have time and are familiar with local trains, you can take a local train to Kurla and from there a cab will be cheaper than from Thane or Dadar.

    Just be aware of the lean hours, rush hours, and crush hours of the Mumbai locals 😀.

    Similarly, if travelling from Mumbai to Pune by train, there are many "Inter city Trains" and long distance trains operating between these stations.

    You can board appropriate long distance train from CST, Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Karjat, Vasai

    Each option mentioned above has its own advantages and disadvantages.

    Air Road Train
    Limited flights Lots of options Depending on Train timing
    Around 1hr 4-6hrs depending on traffic condition 4-6 hrs
    Domestic Airport will have to arrange own transport till International Direct International Airport  Nearby station, need to take transport till the airport.
    Most Costly Between Air and Train  Cheapest
    Convenient Most Convenient Not very Convenient
    Approx Rs.4-10k Approx Rs.2.5-3k Approx. Rs500 + Rs.500 for connecting cab
    IndiGo is the best domestic air service. Ola, Uber, Airport Cab. There are few trains especially between Pune Mumbai and a lot of other long-distance trains are also there.
    Not recommended as there is no direct flight and you will have to take a long route, unnecessarily wasting your time. Recommended for all. Recommended only for people familiar with Pune and Mumbai.

    Note: Do check the latest travel advisory upfront as rules are changing frequently depending on Covid situation in countries.

    Cheapest way to travel from Pune to Mumbai Airport or Mumbai Airport to Pune

    The cheapest option depends on how many people are traveling with you. My recommendation is:

    If traveling alone with only 1-2 luggage, go for MSRTC Volvo bus, the frequency is almost every hour. It will cost you around Rs400-Rs600.

    In case you need to go to the International airport, get a cab/taxi from the domestic airport. It will cost you around Rs.100-Rs200.

    KK Travels shared cab option is also good,

    If Traveling in a group, go with the option of a cab.
    You can either take an Ola/Uber from the airport or pre-book airport cab.

    You can also book a full cab with KK Travels.

    Pune to Mumbai Airport Taxi Fare

    It will cost you around Rs.2500 for a sedan and around Rs3500 for an SUV (Ertiga or other bigger car).

    Nowadays, most of the Ola/Uber cabs run on CNG. The CNG cylinder occupies almost full space, leaving no space for big suitcases.

    So in case, you need luggage space, better book your cab from travel booking app where you can specify for a diesel car.

    Pune to Mumbai Airport cabs 

    I found the Airport cab service from MakeMyTrip much better than Ola, Uber cabs.

    Advantages of booking Airport cab from MMT:

    1. You know upfront which cab you will get (Diesel or CNG).

    2. The driver arrives 30min before the pickup time (at no extra cost!).

    3. Waiting charges starts after 45min and charges are Rs.2 per hour.

    4. Drivers are aware of shortcuts as this is the route they drive, day in day out.

    5. I found airport cabs cheaper than Ola, Uber cabs.


    There are many options available for travel between Pune and Mumbai. 

    Hope this post "Cheapest Way Travel Pune Mumbai Airport" helped you decided on the mode of travel.

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