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Transport Facilities in Alibag

Transport Facilities in Alibag
If you are planning to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, plan a trip to Alibag. This place is a quiet coastal town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra and has a treasure of mesmerizing locations where one can enjoy nature to its fullest. Be ready to get entrapped into the green nature, coconut and palm trees and the vastness of the Arabian Sea. The town is just about 95.4kms from Mumbai city and 142.5kms from Pune and has well connected network of roads. With the influx of more and more tourists, the Municipal Council has developed and maintains many roads which connect Alibag town with various parts of India.

By Road

For a weekend gateway to Alibag, take your car or hire one and get set Go! There are many well connected roads which can lead one to the coastal town. The highway from Mumbai via Pen which is around 30 kilo meters away from the town is a motorable road. One can also opt for the Mumbai-Goa highway (NH-17) till Wadkhal and take right to reach Alibag town. The state government transport department has many buses running daily between Mumbai and Alibag. There are around 35 to 40 state buses shuttling between Borivali, Thane, Kalyan, Pune, Kolhapur, Miraj, Nashik and Alibag. The ticket prices are reasonable and both AC and Non-AC options are available. Private Volvo bus services are also a viable option. Different car rental companies are also in operation, they offer both reasonable and luxury cars at various rates for day or overnight trips. The rate per km may vary between Rs 11.50 to Rs 16.00 with a round trip distance of about 210 kilo meters.

For tourists from Pune, the road journey is also not very hectic. It is just about 150kms with many deluxe and semi-deluxe buses available. Various rented cars are available for a round trip cost of approximately, Rs 3000/- to Rs 4000/-. For those who do not enjoy long car or bus journeys, can take local trains from Pune Junction to Panvel. Just outside the station is the local taxi stand, where taxis can be hired for a round trip to Alibag at a cost of Rs 1000/- as per prevalent rates in the year 2014.  Local buses also run between Panvel and Alibag with a fare of only Rs 50/-.

By Rail

Alibag does not have its own railway station. The nearest railway station is Roha which is at a distance of 47 kilo meters. One can also reach Panvel Station (65 kilo meters from Alibag) or Khandala Station (70 kilo meters from Alibag). Numerous trains connect these stations with different parts of Maharashtra and India. Outside these stations tourists can get local taxis and state buses which will take them to the coastal town, Alibag.

Here are the details of the few important trains:

Trains to Roha:
Bhavnagar Express, runs on Sunday
Rajya Rani Express, runs 7 days a week
Ratnagiri Pass Express, runs 7 days a week
Lokmanyatilak Netravati Express, runs 7 days a week

Trains to Panvel:
Mumbai Konkan Kanya Express, runs 7 days a week
Jan Shatabdi Express, runs 7 days a week
Pune Manmad Express, runs 7 days a week
Pune Ers Super Express, runs on Wednesday and Sunday

Trains to Khandala:
Mumbai Siddheswar Express, runs 7 days a week
Shirdi Fast Passanger, runs 7 days a week
Pune Sinhagad Express, runs 7 days a week
Deccan Express, runs 7 days a week

By Waterways

Alibag can be reached through various waterway routes. Mandwa is the nearest jetty with two other jetties in Rewas and Custom Bandar. Daily ferry services are available from the Gateway of India, Mumbai and Ferry Wharf at the Dockyard Road (Bhaucha Dhakka, in Marathi). These ferries travel through the Catamaran Sea and reach Mandwa or Rewas. From there local bus, autos and taxis can be availed. The 45-55 minutes ferry journey can be an amazing experience for the tourists. From Ferry Wharf one can take his own car on the huge strollers and reach Mandwa. From there it is around an hour journey to the lovely town of Alibag.

By Air

The nearest airport is Mumbai 140kms, travelers from different parts of the world can reach this international airport and avail any cab service from there to reach Alibag. The traveling may take a maximum of 2.5 hours.

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