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How to Reach Matheran

Matheran is nestled at an elevation of 2600 feet in the Western Ghats. Tourists from different parts of the world visit Matheran. If you are also planning a holiday but confused about the best way to reach Matheran, fret not.. Matheran has connectivity with other cities and towns by air, road, and train. You can easily reach this hill station from almost every part of India. There are various ways to reach Matheran, which you can choose as per your traveling preferences. Let’s find out the different ways to reach Matheran.

How to Reach Matheran by Air

There is no direct connection from any city to Matheran by air. However, the closest airport from Matheran is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, located in Mumbai at a distance of around 88 km. Pune International Airport is another major airport near Matheran, about 125 km away. After landing, you will find transportation options to go to Matheran like private bus, taxi, cab, or rent a car for self-driving

Travel by Flight Travel Time Distance
 Surat to Mumbai 55 min 276 kms Surat International Airport
 Kerala to Mumbai 2 hrs 1062 km Cochin International Airport
 Bangalore to Mumbai 1 hr,40 min 842 km Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
 Kolkata to Mumbai 2 hrs,40 min 1652 km Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
 Ahmedabad to Mumbai 1 hr,35 min 518 km Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
 Delhi to Pune 2 hrs,5 m 1173 km Indira Gandhi International Airport
 Chennai to Pune 1h, 35 min 912 km Chennai International Airport

How to Reach Matheran by Train

The major railway station for Matheran is Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. This junction is one of the best choices to reach Matheran by rail. You can take a cab, a taxi, or rent a car for self-drive from this railway station. However, the nearest railway station is Neral, and you can take local trains from Mumbai and Pune to reach there. 

If you have to cover the long-distance, Deccan Express from Mumbai and Sahyadri Express from Pune are ideal choices. The toy train is another way to reach Matheran from Neral and gives an exhilarating experience. However, it has less frequency in the monsoon season, and it is best to book in advance. 

Travel by Train Travel Time Distance
Railway Station
Delhi to Mumbai 15 h 32 min 1384 km H NIZAMUDDIN
Bangalore to Mumbai 23 h, 55 min 1153 km KSR BENGALURU
Chennai to Mumbai 21 h, 20 min 1268 km MGR CHENNAI CTL
Aurangabad to Mumbai 7h 437 km Jalna
Cochin to Pune 28 h, 45 min 1435 km ERNAKULAM JN

How to Reach Matheran by Road

A road trip for Matheranis one of the best and most pleasing ways to reach. Especially when you are traveling from the nearby towns such as Mumbai, Panvel, and Pune, numerous state and private deluxe buses will take you to this hill station.

You can also enjoy the road trip with your vehicle. It is one of the affordable and accessible ways to reach Matheran. But the buses, cars, and any other vehicle will stop at Dasturi Point; it is the last stop for automobiles. You can continue your journey toward the hill station by walking, pony back, and hand-pulled rickshaw. If you are coming by your vehicle, there is a parking lot near this point.

Travel by Road Distance Travel Time
Pune to Matheran 123 km 2hrs, 50 min Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy
Mumbai to Matheran 84 km 2hrs, 20 min Pandharpur Rd/Mumbai - Pune Hwy
Surat to Matheran 317 km 7hrs NH 48
Lonavala to Matheran 55 km 1 hrs, 40 min Karjat - Murbad Rd
Mahabaleshwar to Matheran 233 km 5 hrs NH-48
Nashik to Matheran 168 km 4 hrs, 10 min NH-160
Thane to Matheran 68 km 2 hrs, 32 min Badlapur - Katai Rd
Karjat to Matheran 24 km 55 min Karjat - Murbad Rd/Karjat

How to Reach Matheran from Mumbai

The journey of Matheran from Mumbai is shorter and will take around 2 hours. Mumbai-Pune Express Highway will lead you towards your destination. The rest of the details of this trip is the same as discussed below.

  • Fastest Route: Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway-Mumbai-Pune Highway-NH 48-Karjat-Neral road- Matheran Road-Matheran
  • Distance Travel time: 2-.25 Hours
  • Road Condition: The road condition from Mumbai to Matheran gives you a smooth journey. The cool breeze will refresh you, and the scenic view will amaze you throughout your road trip. 

How to Reach Matheran from Pune

The journey to Matheran from Pune will take around 2.5 to 3 hours. Once you get on the Bengaluru-Mumbai highway, take Yashwantrao Chavan Expy for your onward journey. Check out the below details for a complete road trip. 

  • Fastest Route: NH 60 - Pune University Road - NH48 - Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway - Yashwantrao Chavan Expy - Karjat Khopoli Marg - Neral Road - Matheran Road - Matheran
  • Distance Travel Time: 3 Hours
  • Road Condition: Roads and highways are in good condition, connecting Pune to Matheran. You will enjoy the road trip as the scenic view on both sides is a treat for your eyes.

You can easily plan your trip to Matheran by choosing any mode of transport. However, the choice of the way to reach Matheran depends on the distance and your traveling style preference. For more information, you can contact our tour experts, who will help you to plan your trip. 

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