Shirdi to Ajanta & Ellora
The distance between Shirdi and Ajanta-Ellora is just 145 km. Ajanta-Ellora is near Aurangabad, which takes around three hours to reach, from Shirdi. The road is excellent and one can reach very fast. The only disadvantage, is that there are no places to stop and eat, before Aurangabad. There are many places to see in Aurangabad as well; so it is not an bad idea to spend an extra day in Aurangabad.
Transport options from Shirdi to Ajanta & Ellora
Shirdi to Ajanta & Ellora By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Shirdi to Ajanta Ellora, which is situated near Aurangabad. It takes around 3 hours to reach Ajanta Ellora from Shirdi. The cost of cab ranges from INR8 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Recommended for families with kids and seniors as well as for group travellers.
Shirdi to Ajanta & Ellora By Bus: Take a direct bus from Shirdi to Aurangabad, which takes around 3 hours. Ajanta Caves is located at a distance of 100 km from the city centre, while Ellora Caves is 30 km away from the city centre. The distance can be covered by a taxi or bus in an hour. Travelling by bus is ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.
Shirdi to Ajanta & Ellora By Train: There is a direct train from Sainagar Shirdi to Aurangabad, which takes 3 hours. Aurangabad Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Ajanta Ellora. Train is suitable for seniors, kids and group travellers.