Matheran is one of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra to spend your weekend and vacation. It is one of the closest hill stations from Mumbai for one day and two days weekend trip. It’s a popular honeymoon destination and weekend destination among the people of Mumbai. It is well connected by road, bus and train. It is very much easy to reach Matheran from Mumbai.
If you are looking for cheap ways to reach there, we strongly recommend you to use public transport. For luxury and comfort, use private taxi or cab.
How to Reach Matheran from Mumbai by Road, Bus, Train [Best Guide]
By Road with Car
To reach Matheran from Mumbai by road with car, then Mumbai-Neral-Metheran is the most popular way to reach there. Take Mumbai-Pune Highway No. 4 up to Chowk village and turn to Karjat road. Go on this road because same road goes to Dasturi Naka i.e. Matheran via Narel entrance.
Here is the list of trains from Mumbai CST to Neral Railway Station. Please confirm time table at the Mumbai CST before final planning due to changes of railway time table every year.
Trains between Mumbai CST and Neral Railway Station
|96101||CSTM KJT LOCAL||CSMT||00.25||NRL||02.25||02.00|
|96003||CSTM KHPI LOCAL||CSMT||04.24||NRL||06.26||02.02|
|96107||CSTM KJT LOCAL||CSMT||04.48||NRL||06.50||02.02|
|96103||TNA KJT LOCAL||TNA||05.00||NRL||06.07||01.07|
|96109||CSTM KJT LOCAL||CSMT||05.20||NRL||07.22||02.02|
|96105||TNA KJT LOCAL||TNA||05.28||NRL||06.35||01.07|
|95101||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||06.10||NRL||07.48||01.38|
|95103||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||06.50||NRL||08.25||01.35|
|95001||CSTM KHPI FAST||CSMT||07.30||NRL||09.04||01.34|
|95105||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||08.16||NRL||09.51||01.35|
|95107||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||09.01||NRL||10.34||01.33|
|95109||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||09.38||NRL||11.11||01.33|
|95111||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||10.36||NRL||12.13||01.37|
|96111||TNA KJT LOCAL||TNA||10.48||NRL||11.56||01.08|
|95113||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||11.15||NRL||12.48||01.33|
|96113||TNA KJT LOCAL||TNA||12.05||NRL||13.13||01.08|
|95003||CSTM KHPI FAST||CSMT||12.20||NRL||13.56||01.36|
|95115||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||13.13||NRL||14.48||01.35|
|95117||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||13.40||NRL||15.13||01.33|
|95119||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||14.54||NRL||16.27||01.33|
|95005||CSTM KHPI FAST||CSMT||15.22||NRL||16.54||01.32|
|95121||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||15.53||NRL||17.28||01.35|
|95123||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||16.30||NRL||18.04||01.34|
|95007||CSTM KHPI FAST||CSMT||17.33||NRL||19.10||01.37|
|96115||TNA KJT LOCAL||TNA||17.48||NRL||18.57||01.09|
|95125||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||18.21||NRL||19.55||01.34|
|95127||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||18.57||NRL||20.36||01.39|
|95129||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||19.50||NRL||21.26||01.36|
|96117||TNA KJT LOCAL||TNA||20.03||NRL||21.13||01.10|
|95009||CSTM KHPI FAST||CSMT||20.46||NRL||22.21||01.35|
|95131||CSTM KJT FAST||CSMT||21.26||NRL||23.02||01.36|
|95011||CSTM KHPI FAST||CSMT||21.58||NRL||23.35||01.37|
|96019||CSTM KHPI LOCAL||CSMT||22.28||NRL||00.31||02.03|
|95013||CSTM KHPI FAST||CSMT||23.18||NRL||00.52||01.34|
|96119||CSTM KJT LOCAL||CSMT||23.30||NRL||01.31||02.01|
From Neral Railway Station, you can take private cab or taxi or any other private vehicle to reach Mathern. The distance between Matheran and Neral Railway Station is just 6.5 km.
Mumbai to Matheran By Bus
To reach Matheran by bus, you should consider MSRTC buses. A few private players offer buses on regular basis from Mumbai to Matheran. These buses will stop 2.5 kms from the city centre as the destination is a no vehicle zone. From there, you have to take rickshaw, or run by foot. Here is msrtc contact number to get bus time table / schedule for MSRTC bus depots throughout the state. You can get time table for Mumbai central to anywhere, here is Mumbai Central Bus Depot Phone Number.
Best Places to Visit in Matheran
Matheran is a wonderful travel destination with countless spots to get amazing view. A good number of points in Matheran offer best sunset and sunrise views. During weekend, Matheran became one of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai.
The following are popular and best places to visit in Matheran during your weekend trip and vacation.
- Louisa Point
- Panorama Point
- Monkey Point
- Charlotte Lake
- Echo Point
- Alexander Point
- Khandala Point
- Malang Point
- Dhodani Waterfalls
In Mumbai, a good number of travel operators offer special travel packages for Matheran. You can grab good deal in weekdays instead of weekend.