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How to Reach Daman and Diu

Daman and Diu union territory is situated on the west coast of India bordered by the Arabian Sea. The exotic location of this splendid place is blessed with sun, sand and sea. This serene environment and wonderful surroundings of the place makes it an excellent place for tourism.  On both the sides of this Union Territory are enclosed by Gujarat. Reaching the magical land of Daman and Diu needs no worry. This tiny Union territory is conveniently located to the two major states of India: Maharashtra and Gujarat, reaching Daman and Diu is not at all a concern. It has a well-developed transportation network and scroll down a bit will provide you with the complete information on how to reach the mesmerizing Daman and Diu.

By Air:

Mumbai, the nearest domestic and international airport to Daman and Diu, is located at a distance of 193 Kms. All major airlines like Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Spice Jet, Kingfisher airlines operate regular number of flights to and from Mumbai. One can also board flights to Diu from Porbandar and Mumbai. Another way to reach Daman and Diu is to reach Bhavnagar or Porbandar by flight and then take the motorable road to your final destination.

Nearest airport: Diu Airport

Travel by Flight Travel Time Airport
Ahmedabad to Daman & Diu  05 hr, 10 minutes Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport
Mumbai to Daman & Diu 01 hr, 05 minutes Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Pune to Daman & Diu 20 hr, 50 minutes Pune Airport

By Train:

Vapi railway station is the nearest located railway station to Daman is only 12 Kms away while the Delwada railway station is closely located to Diu. Ahmedabad and Mumbai are the two railway station of the western railways which are placed very close to Daman.

By Road:

Daman and Diu are also well connected to the other parts of India by an excellent road network. The National Highway number 8 is used to connect Daman by the motorable road with Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Mumbai etc.

How to Reach Daman and Diu From Ahmedabad by Road:

Daman and Diu are a weekend getaway for the people of Ahmedabad. Take up a route via NE 1 and NH 8 to reach Daman from Ahmedabad, which offers an enjoyable road trip.

Daman and Diu from Ahmedabad by Road Distance Travel Time
Best Route : Ahmedabad – Nadiad – Vadodara – Ankleshwar – Kamrej – Navsari – Chikhli – Valsad – Daman
363 km (approx.)
06 hours 13 minutes (approx) 

This route has its own charm and offers swift transfers. There are a plethora of renowned places on the route where you can stop and spend some quality time.

Distance: 363 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 06 hours 13 minutes (approx)

En route Experiences

  • Lakshmi Vilas Palace
  • Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
  • Amarnath Mahadev Temple
  • Tadkeshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Tithal Beach

Places to Eat

  • Peshawri Restaurant
  • Kai Asia
  • Blue Coriander, Ankleshwar
  • The Gallery Restaurant
  • New Sarovar Kathiyawadi
  • Café Klatch

Road Conditions:

The route is quite smooth and you can enjoy the road trip of Daman and Diu from Ahmedabad. The road conditions are good and the journey will be smooth.

How to Reach Daman and Diu From Mumbai by Road:

Daman and Diu is a perfect escapade from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai. This is a short-drive destination from the metro city and a perfect place for a peaceful as well as a relaxing vacation. You have to drive on the NH 48 to reach Daman and Diu from Mumbai.

Daman and Diu from Mumbai by Road Distance Travel Time
Best Route : Navghar – Dhekale – Kolhan – Dhalasari – Talasari- Achad – Nahuli – Daman
171 km (approx.)
03 hours 21 minutes (approx) 

This route is taken by fewer people as compared to the Lonavala-Khandala route. You can enjoy the great enchanting views of the surroundings during the road trip to Daman from Mumbai.

Distance: 171 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 03 hours 21 minutes (approx)

En route Experiences

  • Vasai Fort
  • Vasai Creek
  • Mahavir Dham Jain Tirth
  • Asherigad Fort
  • Nakoda Dham Palghar
  • Sativali Hot Water Spring
  • Surya Waterfall

Places to Eat

  • Kerala Café
  • Farmhouse Sea n Sand
  • Dhuri Resort
  • Hotel Parivar
  • Hotel Om Sri Sai Ram
  • Jambeshwar Highway Dhaba

Road Conditions:

The road to Daman from Mumbai is well-maintained. You have to travel on National Highway as well as on State Highway. The state highway is well-maintained and lined with trees on both sides.


How to Reach Daman and Diu From Pune by Road:

There are three routes from which one can travel to Daman from Pune and all the routes have their charm. You can travel from any of it as per your convenience. Here is the detailed information about all the routes.

Daman and Diu from Pune by Road Distance Travel Time
Route 1 : Pune – Lonavala – Navi Mumbai – Thane – Navghar – Sativli – Varai – Talasari – Nahuli – Daman
306 km (approx.)
05 hours 44 minutes (approx) 

This is the shortest and fastest route that will take you through the Mumbai-Pune highway and NH 48. There are a plethora of places to visit en route and you can stop at your convenience.

Distance: 306 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 05 hours 44 minutes (approx)

En route Experiences

  • Birla Ganpati Temple
  • Bedse Caves
  • Kamshet Waterfall
  • Lonavala Lake Waterfall
  • Karla Buddha Caves
  • Belapur Fort
  • Kharghar Three Monkey Point
  • Takmak Fort
  • Asherigad Fort
  • Surya Waterfall

Places to Eat

  • Hotel Sai Flavors
  • Visava Hotel
  • Sunny Da Dhaba
  • Lonavala Restaurant
  • The Kinara Village Dhaba
  • Express Tadka
  • Shubh Family Restaurant
  • Kath N Ghat Restaurant
  • Hotel Darshan

Road Conditions:

This route will take you via Mumbai-Pune Highway and NH 48, which is well-constructed and in good condition. You can enjoy a smooth drive.

Daman and Diu from Pune by Road Distance Travel Time
Route 2 : Pune – Narayangaon – Bankar Phata – Karanjale – Panshet – Vijapur – Manor – Talasari – Daman
360 km (approx.)
08 hours 20 minutes (approx) 

This route will take you through NH 60 and NH 48. It merges with route 1 at Manor. This is the longest route of all, however, it is also very beautiful. If you have enough time, then you can take this route to enjoy the road trip via Malshej Ghat. You can stop en route tourist destinations as well and enjoy your journey. 

Distance: 360 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 08 hours 20 minutes (approx)

En route Experiences

  • Narayangad Fort
  • Pimpalgaon Joga Dam
  • Sindola Fort
  • Malshej Lake
  • Malshej Ghat
  • Tansa Dam
  • Alman Waterfall
  • Kohoj Fort
  • Asherigad Fort
  • Surya Waterfall

Places to Eat

  • Shrikala Snacks & Soda Pub
  • Hotel Vikas Dhaba
  • Flamingo Restaurant
  • Olive Foodworks
  • New Taksand Hotel
  • Hotel Kathiyawadi Nilgiri

Road Conditions:

This route offers beautiful views during the road trip. The highway is in good condition, however, the road is narrow on the Malshej Ghat patch due to which it takes more time to travel.

Daman and Diu from Pune by Road Distance Travel Time
Route 3 : Pune – Narayangaon – Sangamner – Nashik – Sudhapada – Daman
843 km (approx.)
08 hours 14 minutes (approx) 

This route will take you through NH 60 and NH 848. The road is in good condition, although the patch from Karanjali to Nana Pondha is narrow and has lots of turns. During the road trip, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings.

Distance: 843 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 08 hours 14 minutes (approx)

En route Experiences

  • Narayanaguda Fort
  • Shenkada Waterfall
  • Baleshwar Waterfall
  • Chundhi Waterfall
  • Ramshej Fort
  • Deheregad Fort
  • Javri Javra Waterfall

Places to Eat

  • Hotel Sadguru Pure Veg
  • Hotel Rajmahal
  • Swalpaviram
  • Flavours Restaurant
  • Hotel Prasad
  • Haji Darbar Restaurant
  • Narottam Bhuvan Canteen

Road Conditions:

This route has some rough patches, otherwise this is a picturesque path and you can enjoy the road trip.