Pune Roadways

The bus services in Pune are available for local travel within the city as well as to the major cities of Maharashtra and the other states. In this section, we have tried to include comprehensive information we could gather on the roadway transport in Pune. 

Pune Highways

There are primarily four main roads connecting Pune to other parts of the country:

  1. Pune Mumbai Expressway, a six lane highway, is used by the state and privates bus operators, cab service providers and personal vehicle commuters to travel to and fro between Pune and Mumbai.
  2. National Highway 4 (NH4), the Golden Quadrilateral highway, bypasses through Pune to connect it to Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. NH4 also links Pune to other cities of Maharashtra such as Kolhapur, Satara and Kagal.
  3. National Highway 9 (NH9) connects Pune to Vijaywada and other cities of Andhra Pradesh state via few cities of Karnataka.
  4. National Highway 50 (NH50) links Pune and Nasik.

Pune Bus Services

There are three types of bus services available in Pune:

  1. City Bus Service to travel locally within Pune
  2. State Bus Service to travel outside Pune
  3. Private Bus Service to travel outside Pune

Pune City Bus Service

Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) is the local bus service provider in the main Pune city, Pimpri Chinchwad and other surrounding areas. Earlier known as Pune Municipal Transport, the main headquarter of PMPML is at Swargate. Currently it operates 1000 buses which travel across more than 350 routes. The bus fare ranges from anywhere between Rs 5 to Rs 25, depending on the distance travelled.

If you want to plan your bus route, then you can do it through Janwani Pune Bus Guide, which has developed a systematic information portal on Pune buses with the help of PMPML.

Click here to view the list of PMPML depots and stands across all the areas of Pune.

Below are the contact details of few main bus stands of PMPML:

Deccan Gymkhana

Opp KFC Restaurant        
Pune - 411004           
Tel: 020-24503255      

Pimpri Chinchwad
Opp KFC Restaurant          
Pune - 411004                    
Tel: 020-24503255              

Bhakti Shakti Chowk

Pune - 411044
Tel: 020-27653626

Pmpml Building, Gadital          
Pune Solapur Rd                
Pune - 411028                         
Tel: 020-26991472           
Pune GPO
Sadhu Vaswani Chowk
Pune - 411001
Tel: 020-24503254
Pune Railway Station
Pune Station
Sasoon Road
Pune – 411001
Tel: 020-26126218

Near Katraj Snake Park           
Pune Satara Road          
Pune - 411046            
Tel: 020-24360604           
Shivaji Nagar
Pune - 411005
Tel: 020-25530644

Near Bhusari Colony           
Paud Road           
Pune - 411038            
Tel: 020-25280109           

Near Swargate Bus Stand
Pune - 411042
Tel: 020-24503200

Market Yard
Nr Ganga Dham           
Pune - 411037            

PMPML Call center Helpline

Ph: +91 92253 20099

PMPML Helpline
Ph: 020-24503355

PMPML Office
Ph: 020-24447983 / 24441456

Pune State Bus Service

Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was established by the Government of Maharashtra to address the bus transport needs of its citizens travelling within Maharashtra and to other states. It not only carries passengers but also facilitates the movement of medicine distribution, postal mails and newspapers. With a fleet of more than 15,000 buses, MSRTC operates from 570 bus stops across various cities of Maharashtra.

The Volvo buses under the name of Shivneri are the most frequented buses for travelling between Pune and Mumbai. These buses run every 15-30 minutes, from morning 5:30 am till midnight. Though there are many private bus operators on the same route, it is advisable to take state buses because of cheaper fares, fewer stops and lesser travel time.

Click here to get the detailed timetable of MSRTC buses available for travelling between Pune and other cities.

You can book the bus tickets in advance using the online ticket booking facility of MSRTC.

Below are the contact details of main bus stands of MSRTC.

Swargate Bus Stand
Swargate ST Stand
Pune - 411042
Tel: 020 – 24449980/24441591/24442860

Railway Station Bus Stand
Nr Pune Railway Station,
Sasoon Road
Pune - 411001
Tel: 020-26126218

Shivajinagar Bus Stand
Nr Shivajinagar Railway Station
Pune - 411005
Tel: 020-25536970

Chinchwad Bus Stand
Pune - 411033
Tel: 020-27420300

MSRTC Helpline
Ph: 1800 22 1250

Pune Private Bus Service

Apart from MSRTC, there are many private operators which run their own Volvo buses between Pune, rest of Maharashtra and other states of India.

These operators have their own offices in various areas of the city to help the travelers with inquiry and booking. However, many of them have also started offering online booking facilities either through their own company websites or third party bus booking sites like www.redbus.in. www.makemytrip.com and www.travelyaari.com. Their offices usually act as the pickup and drop points for the passengers. However, it is not uncommon for them to operate from MSRTC bus stands, for which they often get fined by Regional Transport Authority (RTO) of Pune.

The fares of the buses run by private operators are comparatively higher than MSRTC. Also they may delay the journey start time to operate at the optimal capacity of the bus.     

Below are the contact numbers of some major private bus operators in Pune:

Neeta Volvo
Ph: 020-66841800 / 1818

Prasanna Travels
Ph: 020-66835500 to 09

Raj Tours and Travels
Ph: 020-66824447

P&S Tours and Travels
Ph: 020-25390100

Shree Balaji Tours and Travels
Ph: 020-66825425

Shree Travels
Ph: 020-66285780
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