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Delhi to Shirdi by air

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by HarmanJuneja, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. HarmanJuneja

    HarmanJuneja New Member

    Hi everyone, I am new on the forum and it is my query which has brought me here.

    I am from Delhi and would like to go to Shirdi with my parents. I want to avoid the long train journeys and would rather opt going by air. I know that there is no airport in Shirdi and so would like to know how I would go from Delhi to Shirdi by air.

    I would like to know what the nearest airport to Shirdi is so I know where I can book my flight to?

    How far is that destination from Shirdi?

    How would I be able to reach Shirdi from the nearest airport?
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello there! Welcome to the forum!

    The nearest airport to Shirdi is the Aurangabad Airport. The Aurangabad Airport is owned and operated by the Airports Authority of India. Its station code is VAAU or IXU. It is about 11 kms from the railway station of Aurangabad. It has domestic flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. It also has international flights but only during Haj Period, going to Jeddah.

    Here are some flights from Delhi to Aurangabad Airport:

    Air India
    • AI 441 - Departs at 18:00 and arrives at 20:00. Fare is at Rs. 6,069 per passenger.
    • AI 317 - Departs at 23:00 and arrives at 16:05. Fare is at Rs. 6,578 per passenger.
    • AI 349 - Departs at 3:50 and arrives at 16:05. Fare is at Rs. 7,604 per passenger.
    • AI 863 - Departs at 13:00 and arrives at 16:05. Fare is at Rs. 7,659 per passenger.
    • AI 636 - Departs at 14:30 and arrives at 16:05. Fare is at Rs. 7,659 per passenger.

    Jet Airways
    • 9W 304 - Departs at 22:50 and arrives at 17:50. Fare is at Rs. 7,955 per passenger.
    • 9W 332 - Departs at 7:05 and arrives at 17:50. Fare is at Rs. 8,888 per passenger.
    • 9W 336 - Departs at 8:10 and arrives at 17:50. Fare is at Rs. 8,888 per passenger.
    • 9W 334 - Departs at 18:15 and arrives at 17:50. Fare is at Rs. 8,888 per passenger.
    • 9W 354 - Departs at 19:45 and arrives at 17:50. Fare is at Rs. 8,888 per passenger.
    • 9W 340 - Departs at 12:40 and arrives at 17:50. Fare is at Rs. 10,795 per passenger.

    So with the Air India flights, AI 441 is the shortest at the duration of 2 hours for the journey. For the Jet Airways, 9W 340 is the shortest at 5 hours of flight duration.

    The distance between Shirdi and Aurangabad Airport is about 125 kms. It can take you 2 to 3 hours to reach Shirdi from Aurangabad Airport.

    Here are your transportation options from Aurangabad Airport to Shirdi:

    1. Private Buses - Some private buses operate from Aurangabad to Shirdi. You only need to go to the Aurangabad Central Bus Stand, which is 11 kms from the airport. You can ride a taxi or an auto to reach the bus stand. From there, ride a bus going to Shirdi. Some of their timings are:
    • Rajlaxmi Travels - Departs at 7:00 and fare is at Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,000 per person.
    • Shri Krishna Travels - Departs at 14:00 and fare is at Rs. 500 per person.
    • Sanjay Travels - Departs at 6:30 and fare is at Rs. 800 per person.
    • Shree Khurana Travels - Departs at 3:45 and fare is at Rs. 800 per person.

    2. Train - There are several trains plying from Aurangabad to Sainagar Shirdi. The airport is about 11 kms from the railway station of Aurangabad. Here are their timings:
    • Secunderabad - Sainagar Shirdi Express Train No. 17002 - Departs at 5:00 and arrive at 9:15. This train departs only during Mondays and Saturdays.
    • Kakinada - Sainagar Shirdi Express Train No. 17206 - Departs at 5:00 and arrive at 9:15. This train departs only during Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    • Vijayawada - Sainagar Shirdi Express Train No. 17208 - Departs at 5:00 and arrive at 9:15. This train departs only during Wednesdays.
    • Tirupati - Sainagar Shirdi Express Train No. 17417 - Departs at 7:35 and arrive at 12:15. This train departs only during Wednesdays.
    • Vishakhapatnam Sainagar Shirdi Express Train No. 18503 - Departs at 7:35 and arrive at 12:15. This train departs only during Fridays.

    3. Taxi - You can hire a taxi directly from the airport to take you to Shirdi. Fare is between Rs. 1,600 to Rs. 2,000.

    I hope this helps.

    :)
     

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