How To Reach PunePune, the second largest city of Maharashtra, has been rising to immense prominence due to the rapid development in different sectors like: educational, industries, business, tourism, arts and culture, etc. Pune is also a renowned center for national and international cultural events related to theatre, literature, arts, sports, music and festivals. Due to its proximity to Mumbai and picturesque hill stations like Lonavla, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani and Matheran, Pune has become an important destination for people from India and other parts of the world.
The city's connectivity through air, road and rail makes it an important tourist destination not only in India but also worldwide.
Travel by AirPune Airport, also known as Lohegaon Airport, located about 10 kms from the main city is managed and controlled by AAI. All the domestic and international flights are operated from the civil area of Lohegaon Air Base of Indian Air Force (IAF).
Pune is well connected with other cities of India through airways as well. Spice Jet, Air India, IndiGo, etc offer great services for domestic travel. The airways is not well developed in terms of international flights as there is minimal operational service. Pune is directly connected to only two foreign cities, Dubai and Frankfurt. The travellers have to take other international flights from Mumbai airport.
There are various prepaid taxis, prepaid autos, private car rental services and intercity bus services available to and from Pune airport.
Another option to reach Pune is to take flight from the origin location to Mumbai and then travel to Pune by road, which takes about 2-4 hours depending on the mode of transport.
Important Airlines Inquiry Numbers
General Enquiry - 140
Reservation Enquiry - 141
Flight Arrival - 142
Flight Departure - 143
Air India - 26138670
Jet Airways - 26137181/26685591/92/93
Sahara Airlines - 26128355
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Travel by RailPune has excellent railway services connecting to almost all major cities of India. There are regular trains to and from different parts of the country that touches the city. Pune also comes under the Deccan Odyssey destination.
Pune houses three railway station among which one is at the center of the city and the other two are in Shivajinagar and Ghorpari area. Apart from the express trains, the local trains connect Pune with Pimpri-Chinchwad and the hill stations near the city.
Important Railway Inquiry Numbers
General Enquiry - 131/26126575
Reservation Enquiry - 132
Arrival & Departure - 133
Computerised Reservation Enquiry - 26136666
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Travel by RoadPune is well connected by road with all major cities within the state as well as outside the state. Various modes of transport such as private buses, state buses and taxis are available to travel to and from Pune. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) offers bus services for the people travelling between Pune and other cities of Maharashtra. The main bus stations are located near Pune railway station, Shivajinagar and Swargate.
Maharashtra State Road Transport: 26126218
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