Shirdi to Mumbai by BharatBenz Bus (A/C 26 Seater – 2+1)

Spent four days in Shirdi. Healed – in-short. Love to visit again.

Shirdi to Mumbai bus ticket was booked via in-advance.

Received eTICKET via Email and also SMS about ticket confirmation.

Amount paid for Shirdi to Mumbai by BharatBenz AC BusRs. 715 which includes Loss of baggage – Upto Rs. 3,000 insurance cover and Personal accident – Rs. 6,00,000 insurance cover – just by paying Rs 15 – Powered by ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd.

It was a day journey starting from Neeta Annex Hotel, Shirdi (Opp. Eshosans Palace Hotel) not far from The Hotel where I stayed.

08:45 am – Reporting time and 09:00 am Departure time.

16:35 Dropping point time – Andheri (E) Highway Before Fly Over.

7 hours and 35 minutesTotal journey time from Shirdi to Mumbai by Bus.

Mask – Mandatory, Do not travel with Symptoms, Carry your own Blankets, Pets are not allowed, Carrying or consuming liquor inside the bus is prohibited and many such information/guidelines to be followed by the passengers mentioned within eTICKET and cancellation charges too.

Though there is train option too for Shirdi to Mumbai but due to COVID-19, booking was suspended.

Train from Shirdi to Mumbai starts at 10:25 pm, reach Dadar (Mumbai) at 4:30 am.

Total journey hours from Shirdi to Mumbai by train6 hours and 5 minutes about One hour 30 minutes better than bus.

Anyway, I reached Neeta Annex Hotel at reporting time. Bus was already parked.

Shirdi to Mumbai BharatBenz Bus AC 26 Seater (2+1)

One of the guy in the image is Ajay from Hotel Shree Sai Keshav – where I stayed. They came to see off. So nice. Thanks again-n-again.

Temperature was checked, Hand was sanitized before entering the bus.

redBus sent SMS about chatting option with co-passenger. I said Hi/Hello but no-one replied.

Anyway, at 9:00 am bus started its journey for Mumbai.

10:40 am reached Sinnar and 11:15 am at Nashik.

30 minutes stop at Mumbai Naka, Nashik. Why? – Only bus driver know.

Anyway, at 1:20 pm we crossed Kasara and at 2:00 pm bus was parked at Hotel Paramount (Shahpur) for Lunch.

I had water (Rs. 25), Limca (Rs. 25), Idli Sambar (Rs. 70) and Onion Uttapam (Rs. 100). Total Rs. 220 paid.

The quality of food was hot and delicious. Toilet was clean too though very rarely one will find clean toilets in India specially at public-places.

The most attracted subject in the restaurant other than food was High Volume Low Speed Fan by Ecoair. It was huge. First time in my life I was watching such a huge fan. Anyway, I was happy with the halt as the food quality was good at the restaurant.

2:55 pm bus re-started its journey towards Mumbai.

4:00 pm we reached Vikhroli. And at 4:45 pm reached Andheri (E) Highway Before Fly Over. Only 10 minutes late.

Thoroughly enjoyed the journey though there was no music/movie but still the journey was comfortable.

After reaching Mumbai after few days you will receive Email with the subject – How was your travel – to Help redBus to improve your travel experience. That’s interesting. The journey continues..

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