How To Reach Aurangabad
By Air: Aurangabad Airport also known as Chikkalthana Airport and located about 6 kilometers away from the heart of the city is the public airport of Aurangabad that provides this historical city an air connectivity with rest of the country. Direct as well as connecting flights are regularly available from this airport to various major destinations such as Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Hyderabad, and Delhi and so on. Recently flights were even made available for the people itinerated to Mecca and Madina for the Hajj Pilgrimage. The chief airlines that operate their flights at the Aurangabad Airport include Air India, Air India Regional, Jet Airways, JetLite, SpiceJet, Kingfisher Class, Kingfisher Red, etc. Pune and Mumbai Airports are the nearest major international airports from Aurangabad. Aurangabad Airport boasts of its glorious history. The first ‘Jumbo Jet Boeing 747’ landed at Aurangabad Airport in 1974 and many war planes of Indian Air Force used to halt at this airport to refill their fuel tank during the period of warfare.
By Rail: Aurangabad Railway Station (AWB) of the South Central Railway Zone of the Indian Railways positioned at the Secunderabad-Manmad section of the Nanded Division provides Aurangabad a very good connectivity via rail route. Direct trains from Aurangabad provide an efficient connectivity to various destinations of India including Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Nagpur, Nanded, Nizamabad, Erode, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Madurai, Gwalior, Bhopal, Delhi, Agra, Amritsar, Mathura, and many others. Major trains plying between Aurangabad and Mumbai are Tapovan Exp, Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi Exp, Nandigram Exp, Devagiri Exp, and many others; Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi Exp. being the fastest running train amongst them. Sachkand Superfast Exp plies between Aurangabad and Delhi while the Ajanta Exp and Devagiri Exp link Aurangabad with Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Other worth mentioning trains halting at Aurangabad Railway Station are; Secunderabad Manmad Exp, Pune Nanded Exp, Ajmer Hyderabad Spl, Amritsar Nanded Exp, Marathwada Exp, Rameswaram Exp, etc. Manmad Railway Station located about 118 kilometers away is the nearest Railway Junction on the Central Railway Line from where trains to almost all parts of the country can be availed.
By Road: An extensive road network of National and state highways connect Aurangabad with several important cities of the state of Maharashtra as well as the rest of the country. National Highway No 211 and State Highways no 8 and 60 pass through Aurangabad while other roads like Aurangabad Jalna Rd, Paithan Rd, Nagpur Aurangabad Mumbai Highway and so on also provide connectivity to Aurangabad via road. Dhule, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Beed, Jalna, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai and so on can be reached from Aurangabad and vice versa by road. MSRTC public transport buses regularly ply on the routes linking Aurangabad and connect all the chief towns and cities of Maharashtra as well as the neighboring states through a cheap mode of transport. Luxury buses running overnight are available in abundance from Mumbai to Aurangabad. Moreover, Volvo AC, deluxe, semi deluxe, luxury seater, semi sleeper and Hi Tech buses are available to reach Aurangabad from Hyderabad, Goa, Pune, Nasik, Shirdi, Nagpur, Solapur, Kolhapur, Surat, Vapi, Ahmedabad, and many other destinations. Aurangabad is located about 17 km from Daulatabad, 30 km from Ellora, 96 km from Ajanta, 107 km from Shirdi, 204 km from Nasik, 236 km from Pune, 368 km from Mumbai, and so on.