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Mumbai to Pune is possibly one of the most traversed routes in India. A large number of people take the to and fro trip for several purposes including work and leisure. There are even some who make this trip daily. If you are somewhere near Navi Mumbai (formerly known as New Bombay), then a road trip to Pune can be quite easy and convenient since it’s a straight-up two-hour highway drive without having to battle the traffic of the city. However, it is slightly tricky if you are landing at the Mumbai airport and then need to take a road trip to Pune. Also Read - Road Trip: Here's How You Can Reach Rajmachi From Pune by Road
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1. Hire a tourist taxi:
The best option is to hire a taxi that will get you to Pune from the airport in around 3 to 5 hours depending on the hour of the day and traffic. This is the most convenient option to travel from Mumbai to Pune. You can try out services like KK Travels and Sandis.
2. Take a bus:
Several buses run from Mumbai to Pune all day long. The ideal place to get off in Pune is the Shivaji Nagar bus stand. Most popular bus services include the Shivneri Volvo run by the state government and the privately-run Neeta Volvo. You can board the bus from the domestic airport stop except between 12 am to 4 pm. The journey takes three to five hours.
3. Take the train:
You also have the option of taking a taxi to Dadar Central railway station and then taking a train to Pune from there. There are regular trains throughout the day and night.