How To Reach Shirdi
Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International airport, which provides an extremely good connectivity with almost all chief cities of India and many important foreign destinations, is situated about 270 kilometers from Shirdi. From Mumbai or Pune or Aurangabad, one can either hire a cab or take a state transport bus to Shirdi. Maharashtra State Government has declared that Shirdi will have its own airport by 2012. The work is going on at a considerably high speed and tourists are looking forward to getting a more convenient connectivity to the abode of Sai Baba.
Both from Kopergaon and Manmad railway station, cabs, taxis and state transport buses are available for Shirdi. The temple complex also houses a computerized Railway Ticket Booking Center from where you can book a ticket for any destination.
By Road: Shirdi lies on Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway and it is 75 kilometers from Nasik, 130 km from Aurangabad, 157 km from Pune and 250 kilometers from Mumbai. A bus to Shirdi is easily available from almost all major cities of Maharashtra. Maharashtra State Transport buses ply regularly from Nashik, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Pune, Kopargaon etc. to Shirdi. Even a bi-weekly round trip bus service between Shirdi and Mumbai is provided by MTDC. Private A/C and non A/C deluxe buses are also available from several major cities of Maharashtra. Bus fare ranges from Rs 200 to Rs 400 per head, depending upon the type of bus, seat and destination selected.