Mumbai to Surat

Surat is a renowned city in the Indian state of Gujarat and was formally known as Suryapur. It is located at a distance of around 285 km away from Mumbai, a journey of about 4 hours 10 minutes. The city is well connected to Mumbai through all modes of transport like air, road and railways. However, the best way to reach the city is by car and one can use the NH 8 via Kasa 110 km-> Bhilad 153 km->, and Pipalgabhan 224 km-> Surat to reach comfortably. There are various petrol pumps, ATMs and restaurants on the way to Mumbai from Surat. Many dhabas are also available along the route.

Transport options from Mumbai to Surat

Mumbai to Surat By Car: Take a cab from Mumbai to Surat, which takes around 5 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR 15 to INR 25 per km, depending upon the type of car. Additionally, you also need to pay toll tax. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

Mumbai to Surat By Bus: There are several buses available from Mumbai to Surat and it takes around 5 hours to reach Surat City by bus. The bus stand at Surat is situated at a distance of about a km from the city centre. Cheaper and ideal for backpackers and groups.

Mumbai to Surat By Train: The time taken for travelling from Surat to Mumbai is about 4 hours 30 minutes. All types of trains like superfast, express and locals ply between Mumbai and Surat. In almost all stations, you can find refreshment stalls and fast food outlets maintained by IRCTC and the Indian Railways. Economic and convenient, ideal for families with kids and senior citizens.

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Kamlesh Pandya

Kamlesh, Mumbai,
Tourist
2 Reviews | 1 View

Highway lives up to the reputation

3 months ago
Mode of Transport: Car

The Mumbai - Ahmedabad Highway (NH8) is among the 'heavy traffic' national highways, so there was some apprehension at driving down rather than taking the Shatabdi Express.

First things first: you can't beat the Shatabdi for the speed with which it drops you off at Surat.

Second: the car sets you free from schedules of the WR. So, a departure delay of 30 mins won't mean you miss the train!

The exit from Mumbai at Dahisar remains a typically Mumbai traffic story - you spend a lot of time waiting for vehicles ahead of you to pay the toll before your time comes up. Once out of Mumbai, it is a smooth drive. Four toll plazas between Mumbai and Surat is a bit of a pain - why can't they take all tolls at the MEP toll naka at Dahisar?

The NH8 is a foodie's paradise - you have some food joint or the other after every few km. Choose from McDonalds and Pizza joints to traditional Gujju food, plus the south Indian snacks. OK, watch out for the small kiosks after Udwada, where you get vendors selling 'Ubadiyu' (Surti Undhiyu minus the oil = a healthy food option).

Once you cross into Gujarat, keep in mind that it is a 'dry' state; so alcohol is a no-no.

Flyovers dot the NH8, which ensures a really fast drive, and from the point we crossed out of Mumbai at Dahisar Toll Naka, we were in Surat in a little over three and a half hours.

The monsoon made the scenery even more beautiful.

Major tourist destinations along the way are the beaches (Bordi in Maharashtra, Vitthal in Gujarat), Dandi for the Mahatma Gandhi salt satyagraha museum, Daman for a touch of Portuguese history and Dadra Nagar Haveli for tribal culture. Branch off for Saputara hill station or the Dang jungles. There's lots of places to visit along the way.

As far as the actual Mumbai - Surat stretch is concerned, NH8 is truly a smooth experience.

    • Car Type:
    • Sedan
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • NH 8
Vitrag Jain

Vitrag, Mumbai,
Tourist
3 Reviews

Awesome double decker train

Feb 4, 2016
Mode of Transport: Train

I visited Surat via train i.e. Flying Ranee. The journey was very pleasant. The train provided memorable views during the journey. The train is clean so one can easily travel for long time. The cleanliness of toilets of the train are average so the passenger shall not have an issue. The good thing about the train is that the train is not over crowded so one can easily travel. Flying Ranee is a double decker train, which has 2 floors. One is a ground floor and the other is a top floor. Journey was great and it was awesome. Overall a very good experience with the train.

    • Tickets booked:
    • 7 days prior
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    • On-time
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    • Food available for purchase
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    • Prepaid auto/taxi
    • Last Station:
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
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Sehul T

Sehul, Mumbai,
Connoisseur
19 Reviews | 5 Views

Best train to travel from Mumbai to Surat

Aug 31, 2015
Mode of Transport: Train

I often travel to Surat and I prefer Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Shatabdi Express. This train gives full day's time to complete the work and return back to Mumbai same day. The train is always on time. The seat is comfortable. The provide packaged drinking water bottle of 1 liter, news paper, tea or coffee and breakfast which is very good till Surat. Jain breakfast is also there.

The train arrives Surat at sharp 09:40 Am.

    • Tickets booked:
    • 30 days prior
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    • Veg. Food
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    • Prepaid auto/taxi
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    • Food available for purchase
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Rameshchandra Panchal

Rameshchandra,
Scout
3 Reviews | 46 Views

First and second class tickets are economical

Sep 20, 2014
Mode of Transport: Train

It is a fast train and is available to travel from Bombay to Surat at a convenient time, reaching the final destination. Travel facilities are available. First and second class are suitable and economical for all class of people and is very much affordable. First class facility is excellent to travel by this train with attendants available to help all the time

    • Tickets booked:
    • Tatkal
    • This train has:
    • On-time
    • Clean toilets
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Medical facility
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
    • Last Station:
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Medical facility
    • Prepaid auto/taxi

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Vivek Kejriwal

Vivek, Bhagalpur,
Scout
4 Reviews | 31 Views

Nice one way cab service to Mumbai

Feb 22, 2015
Mode of Transport: Taxi

We recently travelled from Surat to Mumbai Airport. We were travelling one way, so we were looking for discounted fare. Most of that taxi guys though were offering discounted rates but were not giving confirmation.

Then one of my friend recommended in Vadodara to try oneway cab service. He has used for taxi for Vadodara to Ahmedabad Airport. It was a one way trip. Well, they informed they have just launched this route. They have instant confirmation and that too at very discounted fare. Rs 3600 only. We paid toll tax of Rs 450.

I must say good taxi service if you are travelling one way from Surat to Mumbai.

    • Car Type:
    • Sedan
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages

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