How to Reach Shirdi


Planning a trip to Shirdi? How to reach Shirdi, Whether you are a young family, group of friends or a group of senior citizens all of us face certain challenges after reaching the destination. To solve this problem and plan better, here is a detailed guideline on the various modes of transport and tips to have a comfortable journey to and from Shirdi.

ROUTE By Air By Road By Train
Mumbai to Shirdi 1 hour 6 hours 5.5 hours
Pune to Shirdi N/A 4 hours 6.5 hours
Ahmedabad to Shirdi 3 hours 11 hours 16 hours
Bangalore to Shirdi 2 hours 17 hours 27 hours
Chennai to Shirdi 2 hours N/A 25 hours
Delhi to Shirdi 5.5 hours 20 hours 22 hours
Hyderabad to Shirdi 1.5 hours 12 hours 15 hours
Kolkata to Shirdi 11.5 hours N/A 30 hours



If you prefer to travel by air, the nearest airport is Sri Saibaba International Airport at Kakadi, located to the southwest of the town. Domestic flights from Mumbai, Indore, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata cater to Shirdi. Taxis and government AC buses are available outside the airport to take you to the Shirdi Bus Station from where you can walk to the temple. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pune airport to Shirdi, which is the most economical option.


Sainagar Shirdi Railway Platform
Sainagar Shirdi Railway station is the closest to Shirdi town, situated 3 km away from Sai Samadhi mandir. There are daily, weekly and bi-weekly trains from Mumbai, Pune, Vijayawada, Secunderabad, Chennai, Mysore (via Bangalore), Tirupathi, and New Delhi. There are also many trains to Kopergaon Railway station which is the oldest station near Shirdi, situated 16 km away from the Shirdi temple. Many buses, rickshaws, cabs ply from both these stations to the temple area.


If you live in Maharashtra, there are many private cabs, state transport and private buses available from Mumbai (242 km), Pune (187 km), Nashik (80 km), Aurangabad (130 km) and Nagpur. It’s a beautiful drive from any of these cities to Shirdi and takes around 5-7 hours to reach depending on the seasons and traffic on the roads. Those wishing to spend a little extra can book tickets in private air-conditioned buses.


Airport Cabs and shuttle Toyota Yaris
Shirdi is a small town and there are most places you can get around on foot. You can book a vehicle, taxis for a pilgrimage tour around the town. Local buses run from Shirdi to the towns in the neighborhood when you are out sightseeing around Shirdi. There are auto-rickshaws and share autos that you could hire for a trip from the railway station or bus stand to your destination as well as for traveling around town.