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The Ultimate Travel Guide for Mumbai to Ahmedabad Trip

Ahmedabad, located on the Sabarmati riverfront, is one of the major commercial cities of Gujarat. Ahmedabad, the city with the archaic tinge in the modern structures, has a rich heritage and an even wider history. It is the first city in the country to be declared as the ‘World Heritage Site’ by UNESCO and was the former capital of Gujarat, till the base was shifted to Gandhinagar.

Mumbai, the commercial capital of the country, connects to this commercial hub, in a number of ways. Also, as Ahmedabad is the most sought after place, in terms of lifestyle and safety parameters, and with the essence of culture and heritage, is visited a lot from Mumbai.

Best Time to Visit Ahmedabad

To get the exact ambience of the city with beautiful weather, one must visit Ahmedabad in the period from October to March. Winter season is very pleasant here but the summers are too hot and dry.

How to Reach Ahmedabad from Mumbai?

All three modes of transport provide the services of transportation from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.

By Airways

The fastest way of commuting from Mumbai to Ahmedabad is by the airways. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport in Mumbai, both domestic and international airport provide this route. It takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to travel from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. There are total of 7 direct airlines and around 141 flights are taken care of on a weekly basis for this air-route. Aerially, the distance between the two cities is 442 kilometers (274.6 miles). The major airline operating for direct flights is IndiGo.

Ahmedabad Airport, popularly known as Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport is at a distance of 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the center of the Ahmedabad city.

The price of the air ticket may vary from ₹ 2,000 to ₹ 6,000 depending on the direct or indirect flight and the time lapse between the date of booking and the date of the journey.

By Train

There are a total of 72 trains travelling from Mumbai to Ahmedabad on a weekly basis. However, only 16 trains travel on an everyday basis. The railway distance between Mumbai to Ahmedabad is around 491 kilometers (305.1 miles) and it is covered in the travelling time of 6 hours to 16 hours and 45 minutes.

The common trains which run on a daily basis are 22952 Gujarat Express which travels from Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad in 8 hours and 55 minutes, 12009 Shatabdi Express covers the journey from Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad in 6 hours and 15 minutes on every day of the week but Sunday, 19015 Saurashtra Express which covers the journey from Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad in 11 hours and 25 minutes, 12480 Suryanagari Express which travels from Bandra Terminus in 7 hours and 35 minutes, 12931 Ahmedabad Double Decker which runs from Monday to Saturday, from Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad in 7 hours and 20 minutes.

The fares for train tickets may be roughly under the range of ₹ 3,000.

By Bus

Around 165 buses travel from Mumbai to Ahmedabad on a daily basis. These include the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) buses as well as the private tour operators. GSRTC provides for five buses on a daily route. The private tour operators have an increased frequency as compared to GSRTC buses. The most common private tour operators are Eagle Falcon Bus, Kabra Express Logistics Pvt. Ltd, Orange Tours, and Travels Grand, Gujarat Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels, Patel Tours and Travels, SRS Travels, Jakhar Travels, and M R Travels.

The price of the bus ticket may range from ₹ 500 - ₹ 3,500 for private tour bus operators and depending on the type of sleeper and A/C or non-A/C bus and the amenities provided.

The GSRTC buses, being public transport, provide an economic fare, around ₹ 408 - ₹ 1,319. The time taken to complete the journey is from around 9 hours to 14 hours covering a distance of 532 kilometers (330.6 miles).

Boarding Points (Mumbai)
• Santacruz Bridge
• Vasai Phata, Bridge End
• Talasari Highway
• Airoli
• Andheri East - Under Metro Bridge
• Bandra East - Near Bandra Court and Near ONGC
• Borivali East - opposite National Park
• CBD Belapur - Under Flyover
• CSMT Station
• Dadar East & Dadar West
• Ghatkopar

Dropping Points (Ahmedabad)
• CTM Char Rasta
• RTO Circle / Subhash Circle
• Airport Circle
• Bapu Nagar
• Chandkheda - Near BRTS Bus Stop
• Geeta Mandir Bus Stand
• Naroda Patia, Opp.B.R.T Bus Stand
• Sabarmati Govt. Bus Stop
• Zundal Circle

By Taxi

Since Mumbai to Ahmedabad is just 530 kilometers (329 mi) by road, taxi can be a good option to take. In Mumbai, you can find private taxi operators like Ola, Uber, Meru, and several others. You can use their mobile app to check prices and book outstation cabs or you can contact a local tour operator to check if they can provide any better deals.

If you are planning to take a taxi ride from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, make sure to start your journey early in the morning so that you can reach Ahmedabad by evening. India is relatively a safe country to travel, but to be on the safe side, try to avoid travelling at night, especially intercity travel as roads are usually empty and the only vehicles you will see on roads would be trucks as many interstate buses stop only at designated places.

It will hardly take 9 hours to reach Ahmedabad from Mumbai. The major route is through the national highway 48. The best thing is you can enjoy visiting places that are on the way. Places like Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, and Bharuch are on the same route. If you have some extra time, you can visit these places as well.

Taxi operators usually charge per kilometer. That means, for a trip to Ahmedabad from Mumbai, you may have to spend around Rs. 4,500 for a one way trip to Ahmedabad and around Rs. 10,000 for a round trip.

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