Mumbai to Matheran

Mumbai to Matheran distance is 80 kms and its takes approx 3 hrs by road. Out of the 22 reviews shared by travellers, 50% prefer Train, 50% prefer Car or Cab respectively. Matheran does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Mumbai, at a distance of 44 kms from Matheran.

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Subodh

Mumbai

"Train journey to Matheran"

6/7
Posted 4 Dec

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Train journey to Matheran was wonderful and we really enjoyed it a lot. My suggestion to others is that- reach the Neral Station early and experience the morning journey. The Nearl to Matheran train is a small train and does not have any toilet and fresh room. The food facility is only available at Neral and Matheran Station. Train timing are as follows- Neral-Matheran train time- 6:40 am, 9:10 am, 10:40 am. Return journey time- 1:00 pm, 3:25 pm, 4:40 pm.

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SATISH

Mumbai

"Bit tricky roads to Matheran "

6/7
Posted 12 Nov

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The road to Matheran is a little bit tricky if you don\'t stop and ask for directions. So women drivers usually reach faster than men :) Don\'t depend solely on google maps, as we did. Once you reach Neral town, keep asking. Once on the road to Matheran, all is fine. Prepare for some steep turns. Climb them in first gear. Once you reach Matheran, you have to park the car, and then walk into Matheran as vehicles are not allowed inside. The car is quite safe in the parking. We took our driver a ...Read More

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Mr

Mumbai

"Local train travel"

4/7
Posted 1 Dec

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1.5 hrs to 2 hrs it takes to each from CST to Neral by fast train. Outside Neral, taxi services as well as toy train services exist for travelling to Matheran. Trains travelling towards Khopoli as well as Karjat stops at Neral Station. Cab services charge per seat. Advance booking is possible for toy train services. 2.5 km to Matheran main market from cab drop point. This journey can be covered on foot or horse riding options are available.

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Rani

Mumbai

"Great place to go trekking & more beautiful during monsoons"

7/7
Posted 19 Sep

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We had been trekking, we went by car till the parking lot. Then you have an option to either by riding a horse or by train or walking up. We walked up, and walking along the toy train track was more enjoyable. You get to see some spots on your way up the hill. In monsoons it’s more fun, water keeps drizzling from the long trees and cool breeze as move up and up. There are major 12 spots to visit and many smaller ones. If you come from some very far place, then dedicate 2 days to enjoy the beau ...Read More

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jay

Ahiwara

"An awesome driving experience in the steep slopes and turns"

4/7
Posted 19 Dec

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It takes 30 mins from Neral station to Aman Lodge. From there we need to walk for another hour to reach Matheran as vehicles are not allowed up there. The road from Neral to Matheran is just an experience to try. The steep slopes, turns, offers an awesome driving experience. The taxi drivers here drive like death riders Haha!

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Journey Overview

Matheran is situated at a distance of 87 km from Mumbai. One of the most eco-sensitive regions in the world, Matheran is well connected to Mumbai by road. The best way to reach Matheran from Mumbai is by road, a journey of about 1 hour 40 minutes by car. The places covered during the journey from Mumbai to Matheran are Mumbai - 21 km -> Thane - 15 km -> Shil Phata - 22 km -> Katrap - 31 km -> Matheran. On the way, there are several ATMs, hospitals, rest stops and dhabas. Restaurants such as Mumbara and Shraddha are present on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum (HP) and Bharat Petroleum (BP), among others, are also available at regular intervals.

Transport options from Mumbai to Matheran

Mumbai to Matheran By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Matheran, which takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. This mode is ideal for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 10 to 35 depending upon the type of car hired.

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Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 440
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 528
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 528
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 528
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 12 528
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"Panorama Point is perhaps a little bit remote from Matheran, but worth wile to visit by a ... Read More - FRANK

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"matheran has many tourist points and all of them are equally good and walking distance awa... Read More - ashutosh

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"We three friends had been there in the month of june. Rain was reigning there. Nice cool g... Read More - HEMA

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