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Covid 19 Travel Advisory for MSRTC Buses

Key points to keep in mind while MSRTC Online Booking

Covid 19 Travel Advisory for MSRTC BusesCheck out travel restrictions that apply to your source and destination.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for MSRTC BusesBook MSRTC bus tickets online in advance to avoid any physical contact.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for MSRTC BusesCarry your personal hygiene items like hand sanitizer, tissues, and soap.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for MSRTC BusesWear a mask all the time while you are on the MSRTC bus.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for MSRTC BusesMSRTC may not be providing you a linen or blanket, so make sure to pack yours during a long trip.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for MSRTC BusesDue to temperature checks and precautionary measures, buses may get delayed. Save some additional time for your trip

MSRTC Online Bus Booking | Maharashtra Lockdown Travel Guidelines

Sr. No.TitleInformation
1Lockdown ValidityNo new lockdown
2Complete LockdownNo
3Relaxation TimingsNA
4Interstate travel restrictionsYes
5Intrastate travel restrictionsNo
6RT-PCR RequirementYes
7E-Pass RequirementYes - Interstate
8Other RequirementsCovid Negative Certificate, Arogya Setu App
9Useful ResourcesMaharashtra Travel Guidelines

About MSRTC | Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation

Total Number of MSRTC Buses: 18,449

Total Number of Routes Served by MSRTC: 95,065

Owned by: Government of Maharashtra 

Started operating in: 1948 as Bombay State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC); 1960 as Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation

Head office: Mumbai Central, Mumbai , India

Types of Buses offered: Transit Bus, Intecity Bus

Popular Bus Services by MSRTC: Ashwamedh, Shivneri , Parivartan , Vithai, Shivai, Shital, Royal Sleeper, Shivshahi , Hirkani, Yashwanti 

Areas Served by MSRTC Buses: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh

MSRTC News | Latest Updates on MSRTC Buses

Updated on: 11th Oct. 2021

  • The Nashik devision of MSRTC has decided to increase the number of buses for school kids. 
  • 8,000 MSRTC buses get antimicrobial coating to ensure safety of passengers.
  • MSRTC has launched drive against passengers traveling without valid bus ticket.
  • With MSRTC plying additional buses on the occasion on Ganesh Chaturthi, the number of passengers traveling to different towns in Maharashtra has increased.
  • Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) is operating over 2,000 buses from Mumbai and neighbouring districts to Konkan in light of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. 110 MSRTC buses have already left to Konkan in a day.
  • MSRTC has decided to trace and test Covid-19 and other viruses like swine flue, H1N1, and influenza on ‘common touch’ surfaces in buses by collecting swabs from around 10,000 vehicles that were sprayed with antimicrobial coating earlier this month.
  • The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has planned to paint 10,000 buses with an antimicrobial coating in order to prevent the growth of bacteria and viruses.
  • MSRTC has resumed bus services to Gujarat at 100% capacity.
  • COVID-19 negative report from an RT-PCR test taken up to 48 hours before entering Maharashtra is mandatory for all the passengers.
  • MSRTC buses from Pune have started operating to all districts. The MSRTC buses can now be booked in advance on the desired route for a specific date.
  • MSRTC has planned to add 1,300 new buses to its fleet. At present, MSRTC is operating 14,000 buses with around 25 Lakh passengers travelling on a daily basis.

MSRTC Bus Details

Q: What are the various kinds of buses I can choose from while booking my ticket on redBus?
A: MSRTC offers a large number of buses to passengers including semi-luxury Hirkani, Night Express, AC-Shivneri, AC-Shivshahi and semi-sleeper buses. Buses are Parivartan, Day Ordinary are also quite popular among travelers.
Q: What amenities are provided in MSRTC buses for the comfort of passengers?
A: MSRTC endeavours to provide a comfortable and safe journey to all its passengers. To ensure this, every bus is equipped with necessary amenities for a comfortable bus journey. As MSRTC have different types of buses, the amenities differ for depending on the type of bus. However, most MSRTC buses have charging points, reclining seats, AC or fan, reading/night lamp, fire safety measures, and water bottles. Some buses also have extra amenities such as television, blankets, disposable seat covers, etc. You can check the amenities provided on your MSRTC bus on redBus when you book your ticket.
Q: Are there any special MSRTC buses for pilgrimage destinations?
A: MSRTC has special pilgrimage buses for several popular pilgrimage places in and around Maharashtra. Some of the popular pilgrimage destinations covered by MSRTC are Shirdi, Ganpatipule, Nasik, Shani Shingnapur, Ganeshgule, Trimbakeshwar, Bhimashankar, and Ghrushneswar.
Q: What do I do if I do not know the exact name of the destination bus stop making my MSRTC online booking?
A: Do not worry. The redBus website is designed in a manner to show up all the possible options when you type in one alphabet from your desired destination name while making your MSRTC online booking request. For example, if you’re travelling to Mumbai, all you need to do is type “Mumbai” in the search bar and you’ll get a list of all the bus stops across the city where you can choose from.
Q: There is no time to get a print out of my ticket. Will I be allowed to board the bus?
A: Most bus operators allow you to board the bus without a print out of your ticket provided they are mTicket enabled. This means, as soon as you book your ticket, an SMS with your PNR is sent to your registered mobile number which can be shown at the time of boarding. You can go to your booking history and check for the mTicket icon next to your bus operator. However, in case your bus operator is not mTicket enabled, you may not be allowed to travel without a print out of your ticket.
Q: What is the Total Number of Routes covered by MSRTC on daily basis?
A: MSRTC covers 95065 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
Q: What happens if my bus breaks down during the journey?
A: While timely checks are made on MSRTC buses for mechanical issues, in case such a situation arises, you shall be accommodated on the next MSRTC bus plying on the same route.
Q: I have booked an MSRTC ticket on a bus from Mumbai to Pune. I cannot travel on the given date due to unforeseen circumstances. Can I change the date on the ticket to a later date?
A: No. You cannot change the date on the ticket once it has been booked. In case you cannot travel on the desired date, you will have to cancel your ticket and a refund will be issued based on the cancellation policy provided at the time of booking. To cancel, you can visit our home page and click on the cancellation link, or call the customer care for assistance.
Q: Can I choose the bus operator I want to travel with?
A: Yes, in case the desired bus operator runs along your preferred route of travel, you can. If not, you have to choose from the list of options available while booking your tickets.
Q: What are the main bus depots across Maharashtra from where I can board an MSRTC bus?
A: There are 6 major bus depots for MSRTC buses which are located in the cities of Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Amaravati, and Nagpur. In these cities, you can board your bus from the main depot or other bus stands on your route located across the city.
Q: What are the upsides of travelling on MSRTC buses?
A: MSRTC buses are extremely comfortable and spacious. They are operated by skilled drivers who know their way around the terrain and are completely responsible for passenger safety. Most sleeper and luxury buses are equipped with WiFi, though this depends on the bus operator as well. The fares are also easy on the pocket depending on the bus type you’ve chosen.
Q: How early do I have to reach my boarding point for my journey?
A: It is advised to reach your boarding point at least 30 mins prior to your departure time to avoid any last-minute inconveniences. Your boarding point and time will be mentioned in your ticket at the time of booking and any failure on your part in reaching the accurate boarding point on time will cause you to miss the bus.
Q: What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by MSRTC?
A: There are 12495 Night Service Buses run by MSRTC.
Q: What are the popular routes covered by MSRTC buses?
A: MSRTC buses are plying on more than 95,000 routes daily. Some of the popular routes covered by MSRTC buses are Mumbai to Pune, Pune to Nasik, Thane to Pune, Pune to Ahmednagar, and Aurangabad to Ahmednagar.
Q: Do I get any benefit when booking my MSRTC bus ticket through redBus?
A: There are many benefits of MSRTC online booking on redBus. You get the flexibility to book from anywhere and at any time from your PC or mobile without standing in long queues at the ticket counter. The redBus portal or mobile application displays detailed information about all the available buses, their amenities, available seats, etc. You can book your preferred bus and get your choice of seats. redBus also has different discount offers running, which you can avail when doing your MSRTC bus booking.
Q: What is the shortest & the longest route covered by MSRTC?
A: Shortest route is Poladpur to Shirur (Maharashtra) and Longest route is Kasoda to Shirur (Maharashtra)
Q: How secure are the payment options on redBus?
A: Making your MSRTC online booking is completely safe on redBus. redBus encrypts your data and it is inaccessible to unauthorised people. You can pay through any of the secure and safe payment options like credit card, debit card, or net banking.
Q: How many MSRTC buses run between Mumbai and Trimbakeshwar?
A: MSRTC runs 5 buses on daily basis from Mumbai to Trimbakeshwar. The first MSRTC bus to Trimbakeshwar departs at 6 am while the last bus departs at 11 pm. The average time take by bus travel is around 8 hours.
Q: What does MSRTC mean?
A: MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) is the leading bus service in Maharashtra owned by the Government of Maharashtra. MSRTC offers bus services in Maharashtra and neighboring states.
Q: Who is the owner of Shivshahi buses?
A: Shivshahi buses are owned by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC).
Q: Which is the biggest bus stand in Maharashtra?
A: Swargate in Pune is the biggest bus stand in Maharashtra. Many MSRTC buses run from Swargate to various towns and cities in Maharashtra. The bus stand is owned by MSRTC Pune division.
Q: What's the difference between ShivShahi and Shivneri?
A: The difference between MSRTC's ShivShahi and Shivneri buses is that the ShivShahi buses will cost less than the Shivneri buses.

Top MSRTC Bus Tickets | MSRTC Online Booking

MSRTC Bus RoutesAverage Ticket PriceAverage Duration
Mumbai to PuneINR 4003 hours
Pune to MumbaiINR 4003 hours
Pune to AhmednagarINR 3502 hours 45 min
Pune to NasikINR 4004 hours 30 min
Pune to AurangabadINR 4503 hours 45 min

MSRTC Online Booking

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) महाराष्ट्र राज्य मार्ग परिवहन महामंडळ was founded in 1960 under Section 3 of the RTC Act 1950 by the Maharashtra state government to strengthen the road transportation network. The operation scale of the MSRTC is remarkable; it has a fleet of more than 21,400 buses and employs more than 12,000 people. More than 70 lakh people use the MSRTC buses on a daily basis for their transportation needs.

MSRTC buses also cater to the last mile connectivity challenges by reaching almost every village that has an adequate road infrastructure. MSRTC also connects Maharashtra with the neighbouring states including Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. MSRTC tops the list of preferred transportation method for the citizens of Maharashtra and is also planning to launch more buses to take passengres to every corner of Maharashtra. You can also make MSRTC online booking using trusted service providers like the redBus.



Amenities on MSRTC

MSRTC is among the leading bus service providers in the state of Maharashtra. It believes in providing the most comfortable and safe travel experience to all its passengers in a limited budget. The MSRTC buses are equipped with all the necessary amenities to make the travelling experience a memorable one. The set of amenities available might differ depending upon the type of bus booked by you. You can check various amenities online during MSRTC bus booking. Generally, the buses with a large set of amenities are priced a little higher than the regular ones with generic amenities. One can find the following amenities on MSRTC buses:

  • Charging Point
  • Air-Conditioner or Fan
  • Night/Reading Lamp
  • Recliner seats
  • Fire safety measures
  • Water bottles

In addition to this, some MSRTC buses also have amenities such as blankets, disposable seat covers, Television, air freshener, etc. MSRTC bus depots have also started showing information like bus timings, bus routes, bay in which the buses are parked etc. You can easily make your MSRTC online booking using the redBus application or by visiting the official website, you will also be provided with the information regarding the amenities on your bus.


Popular MSRTC Travel Routes


The MSRTC buses cover more than 95,000 travel routes on a daily basis to serve more than 70 lakh daily commuters in and around the state of Maharashtra. Here is a list of some mainstream travel routes one can travel on by MSRTC ticket booking.

  • Mumbai to Pune
  • Pune to Ahmednagar
  • Pune to Nasik
  • Pune to Aurangabad
  • Nasik to Pune
  • Mumbai to Pune
  • Thane to Pune
  • Aurangabad to Ahmednagar
  • Ahmednagar to Pune

The shortest and longest route covered by MSRTC buses is between Poladpur to Shirur and Kasoda to Shirur. You can easily check the MSRTC bus timings on the redBus application before booking MSRTC ticket for your travel route.


 Popular Cities to Explore by MSRTC Ticket Booking

The MSRTC buses cover more than 95,000 travel routes across Maharashtra and the neighbouring states on a daily basis. The MSRTC buses have a very good frequency and serve passengers throughout the day. One can conveniently make an MSRTC online booking for their destination city using the redBus application or website. Some of the most popular cities covered by the MSRTC buses include:

  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Ahmednagar
  • Nasik
  • Kaij
  • Revdanda
  • Jalgaon
  • Bhusawal
  • Dhule
  • Gondpipari


Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with MSRTC

MSRTC buses also cater to some of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in and around the state of Maharashtra. Pilgrimage sites like Shirdi are quite popular among devotees who want to offer their prayers. You can easily make MSRTC online reservations for your preferred pilgrimage destinations with the redBus portal. Some of the most popular pilgrimage sites that you can travel to with MSRTC online bus booking include the following.

  • Nasik
  • Shirdi
  • Ganpatipule
  • Shani Shingnapur
  • Trimbakeshwar
  • Ganeshgule
  • Bhimashankar
  • Ghrushneswar


How to Book an MSRTC bus on redBus

One can easily make an MSRTC ticket booking with redBus online. You can either choose to make MSRTC online booking using the redBus website or by its mobile application with just a few simple steps. Here is how you can book an MSRTC bus booking.

  • Visit the redBus website or open the mobile application
  • Enter your travel route details in the “From” and “To” section on the online portal
  • After entering your travel details, you will need to mention the date of journey
  • Now you just have to click on the “Search” button on the right
  • Use the ‘filters’ on the right-hand side to filter the bus options down to only MSRTC buses
  • You will need to select a seat as per your preference and availability
  • Now click on the “Proceed to Book” button
  • You will have to enter personal details in the “Passenger Info” & “Contact Info” section
  • You can enter an Offer Code that you have before proceeding to the payment section

These were the necessary steps that you need to follow for booking MSRTC tickets online using redBus. You will need to pay the required bus charges and confirm your ticket bookings. The ticket copy will be sent on your mobile number and email address mentioned in the contact information section provided earlier. redBus provides you with the option to insure your journey; this insurance covers accidents and loss of luggage for a very nominal fee.


Is it safe to travel to Maharashtra right now?

Maharashtra is a historically and culturally rich state with plenty of tourist and pilgrimage spots across the state. The state has been and is still at the top with the most number of cases in the country. The second wave of Covid-19 had badly hit Maharashtra. However, currently in August 2021, there are 62,452 active cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra and the state has been recovering from Covid-19 gradually. MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) buses have also started working inside the state. The interstate buses are plying to Goa, Telangana, Gujarat, etc. In fact, Mumbai-Goa is among the top 3 busiest routes with more demand for tickets in the country in recent times. The state government has enforced a "No Mask No Entry" policy and provides sanitizers for the staff and passengers. The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), Pune division has also implemented stricter steps to stop the spread of the virus. With the increased number of commuters and the rush during this season, the guidelines are to be followed strictly. Passengers can get the latest Covid updates for Maharashtra from redBus by visiting the respective state pages.

If you're planning to travel to Maharashtra by an MSRTC bus during the Covid-19 pandemic, make sure to go through Maharashtra travel guidelines in detail.

MSRTC Bus Services

With a vision to provide comfortable, safe and economic transport facility to the passengers, MSRTC has a fleet of various buses, which operates in Maharashtra and neighbouring states. All these bus types addresses the requirements of different categories of passengers and their travel needs. Broadly MSRTC operates the following types of bus services:


Ordinary- MSRTC Day Ordinary bus service serve s all small and big towns of Maharashtra, irrespective of revenue and road conditions. The main target of this bus service is to provide connectivity and convenient travel options to passengers and not to make profit. Major number of MSRTC buses service under ordinary type. 


Parivartan- MSRTC Parivartan is a value adde d services of MSRTC to offer comfortable and cost effective travel service to the large segment of the MSRTC passengers, which gives them a better experience than ordinary buses. The fare for Parivartan services is similar to the ordinary buses. 


Asiad- Asiad is semi-luxury non air conditioned 2x2 bus services. This type of buses operates in certain routes from Pune to other destinations offering comfortable and cost-effecitve travel services for long journeys. 


Shivneri- Shivneri the key brand for MSRTC. Shiveri Services are air conditioned sleeper/seater volvo bus service of MSRTC offering a safe, comfortable and convenient travel options between the major cities of Maharashtra. MSRTC also operates Shivneri across major locations in neighbouring states like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa (Panjim) etc. 


Sheetal- Sheetal is the MSRTC new Air Conditions 2X2 Semi Luxury bus service. MSRTC has priced this service optimally to enable the passengers the convenience of the AC journeys.


MSRTC Contact Details:

M.S.R.T.C.

Central Office,

M.V.Bhavan,

Dr. A.N.Marg .

Mumbai 400 008

Tel: 022-23024038

MSRTC Bus Types

The various types of buses run by MSRTC are:

  • DAY ORDINARY
  • PARIVARTAN DAY ORDINARY
  • PARIVARTAN ORDINARY EXPRESS
  • PARIVARTAN NIGHT EXPRESS
  • SEMI LUXURY
  • SHIVSHAHI
  • SHIVSHAHI SLEEPER
  • ORDINARY EXPRESS
  • AC-SHIVNERI
  • SLEEPER
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MSRTC Bus Booking Online

Round-the-Clock Buses

MSRTC bus booking is available across Maharashtra and neighbouring states offering round the clock buses, safety standards, convenience and economic travel options. Besides, it enable passengers to plan and book for these bus services from anywhere and anytime.

redBus has partnered with MSRTC and is regarded by passengers as a preferred channel for booking MSRTC Bus Tickets online.


redBus provides bus travellers, the most uncomplicated and hassle-free booking experience ever from PC or Mobile Devices. Choose your destination, select bus based on user ratings, view the seat layout, choose convenient seats, make payment through multiple payment options and book your ticket in just a few clicks!


The redBus experience does not end with the booking.In a series of industry leading features, redBus offers navigation to bus boarding points, real-time tracking of buses and information on rest stops.A dedicated 24*7 customer-care team is available to cater to all the passengers needs while they are on-the- go.Book MSRTC bus tickets on redbus.in and enjoy your ride.

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