Mumbai to Alibaug Road Trip – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

Alibaug or Alibag is a small coastal town on the Konkan Coast of Maharashtra. At a stone throw distance from the nearest metro city of Mumbai, it is a very popular beach getaway among city travellers. The quiet little destination is known for its clean, sandy beaches, historical forts, and boutique resorts. Lined with coconut groves the beaches overlook the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea, making it a perfect place to unwind. 

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Why travel from Mumbai to Alibaug?

With scenic shorelines, Alibaug is often called the “mini-Goa”, resembling a similar landscape. The beauty of such a beach destination is only enhanced by a scenic journey to the same. The best way to travel to Alibaug is to take a road trip from Mumbai or any other city nearby. When you book a cab with Savaari, from Mumbai to Alibaug, you get to customize your entire trip, based on your travel goals, time, and other needs, and turn a simple drive into a memorable and exciting experience.

Best time to visit Alibaug

Travelling from Mumbai to Alibaug by car

The road from Mumbai to Alibaug passes through remote city suburbs, Navi Mumbai, and rural areas of Maharashtra. With your personalized trip plan with Savaari, you can enjoy a scenic drive through some lesser-known tourist destinations and sleepy towns of Maharashtra. Depending on which route you take, you can make a quick stopover at any of these places for a tour or photo ops. With our completely customizable trip packages, enjoy the picturesque rural side of the state and make it a wholesome experience.

Book a safe and sanitized cab from Mumbai to Alibaug at affordable fares with Savaari car rentals.

Mumbai to Alibaug roadtrip

Best Time To Visit

Being on the Arabian Sea, Alibaug experiences a classic coastal climate. Summers are hot and humid with occasional sea breeze, while winters are cool and pleasant, with mildly warm days and chilly nights. The period between June to September sees heavy rainfalls with high tides around the shores. This is an off-tourist season, hence at this time, boat services and other beach activities are also on halt. The best time, therefore, to visit Alibaug is between November and March, when the weather is perfect to hit the beaches.

Popular Routes from Mumbai to Alibaug

Route 1: Distance and Time Taken from Mumbai to Alibaug via NH66

This is the best route to travel from Mumbai to Alibaug. It is also the fastest route because the Mumbai to Alibaug traffic on this route is regular and you can avoid road closures. The distance between Mumbai and Alibaug on this route is somewhere around 95 KM and takes roughly 2.5 hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on the road conditions from Mumbai to Alibaug.

Here’s the basic route map from Mumbai to Alibaug –

Mumbai — Vashi — CBD Belapur — Panvel — Karnala — Kharpada — Chirchghar — Vadkhal — Khandale — Alibaug
Mumbai to Alibaug via NH66

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Nerul’s Flamingo Point – A huge wetland area off the bay in Navi Mumbai, known for flamingo spotting. The marshes are the breeding ground of flamingos after the rainy season.
  • Belapur Fort, CBD Belapur – A 16th century stone fort sitting atop a small hill, now in ruins. The site is popular among locals for day treks.
  • Karnala Bird Sanctuary – A massive natural sanctuary amid tranquil natural surroundings, housing a host of indigenous species of avifauna, including aquatic and migratory birds.
  • Karnala Fort – The ruins of a historical fort on a hill, sitting in the middle of dense greenery, great for bird watching, day treks, or panoramic views.
  • Native Biodiversity Garden, Pen – A local nature park and garden, overlooking a dam and its catchment area, housing wild and unique species of floral plants and trees.
Belapur Fort
Belapur Fort

Places to eat along this route:

  • Café Monza, Khargar – American, Italian, and Mexican fast-food diner served in a casual setting, good for big groups and families.
  • Suruchi, Panvel – Vegetarian multi-restaurant serving meals, snacks, and beverages, good for families and kids.
  • Vitthal Kamat’s, Panvel – Oldest eatery chain of the state, serving vegetarian meals, snacks, and beverages, good for quick stops and breakfast meals.
  • Parampara Restaurant, Pezari – Cozy highway side diner serving seafood meals and other local dishes, good for groups.

Mumbai to Alibaug Road Condition via route 1:

The road conditions on route 1 from Mumbai to Alibaug are excellent. It is the fastest route with light traffic, some tolls on the way, but no road closures.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Mumbai to Alibaug via NH166A

This is an alternative route for travelling from Mumbai to Alibaug. Although it is a shorter route, it takes more time to travel than the previous route. This route also has tolls on the way. The distance from Mumbai to Alibaug on this route is about 111 KM and takes about three hours to reach. Always use live maps to check for road closures or check for other traffic updates while travelling on highways.

Here’s the basic route map from Mumbai to Alibaug along this route:

Mumbai — CBD Belapur — Kamothe — Dahivati Tarf Boreti — Vadhkal — Khandale– Alibaug
Mumbai to Alibaug via NH166A

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Nerul’s Flamingo Point – A huge wetland area off the bay in Navi Mumbai, known for flamingo spotting. The marshes are the breeding ground of flamingos after the rainy season.
  •  Belapur Fort, CBD Belapur – A 16th century stone fort sitting atop a small hill, now in ruins. The site is popular among locals for day treks.
  •  Shivganga Waterpark & Resorts, Panvel – A family theme park with fun rides, water slides, wave pool, arcade games, mini-train rides, and food outlets, good for a day stop for families.
  • MIDC Hills, Rasayani – Local nature hotspot, offering great views of the surroundings, good for sunset views.
  • Sagardgad Fort, Bamangaon – The ruins of a 16th century fort on a hill, surrounded by dense forests, a rain-fed waterfall and an ashram, known for exquisite views during monsoon.
Nerul's Flaming Point
Nerul’s Flaming Point

Places to eat along this route:

  • Café Monza, Khargar – American, Italian, and Mexican fast-food diner served in a casual setting, good for big groups and families.
  • Kamdhenu Foods, Panvel East – Roadside food joint with open-air seating, serving quick meals and fast food, and snacks, good for quick stops and late nights.
  • Himgauri Garden Restaurant and Bar, Antore – Family and kids-friendly restaurant serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare in a colorful garden setting.

Mumbai to Alibaug Road Condition via route 2:

The road conditions on this route from Mumbai to Alibaug is also quite good as of date. But it takes more time than the previous one and can have some traffic.

Mumbai to Alibaug Best Route

Both the above routes have interesting pit stops, including sightseeing and food options. So, both are good for travelling from Mumbai to Alibaug. However, if you want a quick drive, then Route 1 makes the best choice, since it is the faster route and also has a lot of food options.

Other means of travelling from Mumbai to Alibaug

By Train

You can also travel from Mumbai to Alibaug by train. The nearest railway station to Alibaug is at Pen, a small town in the Raigad district, 29 KM away. From there, you can take the local bus or book a cab in Alibaug to reach the town. 

There are regular train services from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to Pen station. The fastest train is SWV DIVA EXPRESS (10106) and it takes about an hour. The travel time from Mumbai to Pen station varies from an hour to 3 hours depending on the train route. For Mumbai to Alibaug train booking, you can visit any online travel portal or check the Indian Railways website to get the best deals. For the latest and most accurate information on Mumbai to Alibaug train timings, always check the timetables of IRCTC before you book. For more relaxing ride you can always book a Mumbai car rental to reach your destination

By Flight

There is no airport in Alibaug. The nearest airport is in Mumbai, at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, about 100 KM away. You can book a Mumbai airport taxi to reach Alibaug.

The only way to travel from Mumbai to Alibaug is by road or rail.

Attractions in Alibaug for Sightseeing

Alibaug is perfectly balanced with rich colonial history and abundant natural beauty. With golden beaches, clean air, a host of old forts and temples, and the sparkling Arabian Sea, there is no shortage of sightseeing options or adventures in this small beach town. You can try water sports like banana boat ride, jet ski, parasailing, etc. or laze on the sandy shores or walk around the palm-fringed beaches.

Check out these popular places to see in Alibaug –

  •  Kolaba Fort – The 300-year-old fort is an iconic site of town. It was one of the chief naval stations of Shivaji and is now a popular viewing point on the beach.
  • Alibaug Beach – This black sand beach is the main beach of the town and a hub of water sports and biggest tourist hotspot. The beach is known for views of sunrise, sunsets, and the Kolaba Fort.
  • Varsoli Beach – A lesser-known beach, this stretch of the shore is dotted with boutique resorts, dainty cottages, and villas, and offer a peaceful getaway from the touristy sites. This beach is also known for water sports.
  • Vrindavan Farms – A sprawling farmland of 28-acre land with fruit orchards and nature trails. You can do a day tour and walk among mango, chikoo, guava, custard apple trees, cacti, crotons and more. You can also shop for organic honey, candles, spices, and beeswax.
  • Kihim Beach – This scenic beach is both rocky and sandy, with vast stretches of shoreline lined with casuarina and palm groves. This place is great for a romantic evening or riding a jetski.
  • Kanakeshwar Forest – A lush tropical forest near the town rich in wild flora and fauna, and known to house poisonous snakes, panthers, wild boars, and leopards. You can take a walk through the dense and mesmerizing woods and take memorable photographs.

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Alibaug

Being a coastal town, seafood is the most popular food in Alibaug. The town also offers local Maharashtrian fare among other international fare to cater to the various tourists.

Here are some of the most top-rated places to eat in Alibaug –

  • Shalimar Family Restaurant, Rohidas Nagar
  • Sanman Restaurant, Israil Lane
  • Kasturi Restaurant, Dattatrey Co-Op Housing Society
  • Samadhan Restaurant, Varsoli
  • Charcoal Family Restaurant, Alibaug-Pen Road
  • Alibagu Beachwalk, near Daongre Hal

Hotels and Resorts in Alibaug

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
Dewdrop Retreat Bhavani Naka, Village Varsoli, Divi Parangi, Alibag, Raigad, Maharashtra 402201 099690 21234
The Blue Sky IES school, Khandalkar Ali, Varsoli Koliwada, Alibag, Maharashtra 402201 083696 36351
Acons Palm Beach – Aparthotel Gondhalpada, Varasoli, Alibag, Maharashtra 402201 088494 66288
Hotel Maply Ivy Veshvi, Post – Gondhalpada, near Krushival Press, Alibag, Maharashtra 402209 077220 89218
Sanman Beach Resort At Varsoli Beach, Dist. Raigad, Alibag, Maharashtra 402201 NA