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What types of buses are offered by MSRTC currently?
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 travellers.
What facilities can be found in MSRTC buses?
MSRTC endeavours to provide a comfortable and safe journey to all its passengers. As MSRTC have different types of buses, the amenities differ depending on the type of bus. However, most MSRTC buses have charging points, reclining seats, AC or fans, reading/night lamps, fire safety measures, and water bottles. Some buses also have extra amenities such as television, blankets, disposable seat covers, etc. When booking your ticket, you can check the amenities provided on your MSRTC bus on redBus.
What is the Total Number of Routes covered by MSRTC on daily basis?
MSRTC covers 104701 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
How to cancel MSRTC bus ticket booked online? Can I change the date on the ticket to a later date?
No. You cannot change the date on the ticket once it has been booked. If 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 and enter your ticket details to cancel, or call customer care for assistance.
Can I board the MSRTC bus without printed bus ticket?
Most bus operators allow you to board the bus without a printout 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 check your booking history and check for the mTicket icon next to your bus operator. However, if your bus operator is not mTicket enabled, you may not be allowed to travel without a printout of your ticket.
What is Night Express in MSRTC?
Night Express buses offered by MSRTC are well-equipped with various amenities for passengers. They are also known for their cleanliness and are best for overnight journeys, especially on longer intercity routes.
What are the main bus depots across Maharashtra from where I can board an MSRTC bus?
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.
What are the benefits of travelling on MSRTC buses?
MSRTC buses are extremely comfortable and spacious. They are operated by skilled drivers who know their way around the terrain and are responsible for passenger safety. In addition, most sleeper and luxury buses are equipped with WiFi. The fares are also accessible on the pocket, depending on your chosen bus type’ve chosen.
What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by MSRTC?
There are 6324 Night Service Buses run by MSRTC.
What are the popular routes covered by MSRTC buses?
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.
Do I get any benefit when booking my MSRTC bus ticket through redBus?
There are many benefits of MSRTC online booking on redBus. You can book from anywhere and anytime from your PC or mobile without standing in long queues at the ticket counter. The redBus portal or mobile application displays detailed information about the available buses, amenities, 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 of when making your MSRTC bus booking.
What is the shortest & the longest route covered by MSRTC?
Shortest route is Kasal (Sindhudurg) to Kankavli and Longest route is Tuljapur to Rajapur (Ratnagiri)
How secure are the payment options on redBus?
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.
How many MSRTC buses run between Mumbai and Trimbakeshwar?
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.
What does MSRTC mean?
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.
Who is the owner of Shivshahi buses?
Shivshahi buses are owned by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC).
Which is the biggest bus stand in Maharashtra?
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.
What's the difference between ShivShahi and Shivneri?
The difference between MSRTC's ShivShahi and Shivneri buses is that the ShivShahi buses will cost less than the Shivneri buses.
Are there any special MSRTC buses for pilgrimage destinations?
MSRTC has special pilgrimage buses for several popular places in and around Maharashtra. Some popular pilgrimage destinations covered by MSRTC are Shirdi, Ganpatipule, Nasik, Shani Shingnapur, Ganeshgule, Trimbakeshwar, Bhimashankar, and Ghrushneswar.
What do I do if I do not know the exact name of the destination bus stop while booking MSRTC bus ticket?
Do not worry. The redBus is designed to show 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 which you can choose from.
What happens if my bus breaks down during the journey?
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.
How early do I have to reach my boarding point for my journey?
You should reach your boarding point at least 30 minutes before 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 failing to reach the exact boarding point on time will cause you to miss the bus.

MSRTC Online

MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) is a bus operator owned and operated by the government of Maharashtra. To facilitate the passengers, MSRTC online booking is available. It offers a public online reservation system that can be used to generate an MSRTC e-ticket. Many people choose redBus for MSRTC online booking.

To book the online bus ticket in MSRTC, you must visit the official website of redBus. MSRTC online bus booking can also be completed via the mobile application of redBus. On redBus, you have to enter your source, destination, and journey date to find MSRTC buses. From the list of available buses, you can choose any MSRTC bus and proceed to book an e-ticket. Overall, MSRTC online bus ticket booking system on redBus is simple and quick.

Read more for a detailed stepwise process to book an MSRTC online bus ticket.

MSRTC News | Last Updated on 28 September 2023

Read the latest news update from Maharastra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses; here is a list of news updates: 

  • The state transportation utility's Pune branch will be in charge of 75 of its 150 e-buses.There are now 125 e-buses in the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation's (MSRTC) fleet. By year's end, another twenty-five buses will be purchased via the Center's FAME-2 program.
  • With 66 e-buses in its fleet, the Pune division now serves many routes, including Pune-Mumbai, under the names e-Shivneri and Shivai.
  • Travelers will soon be able to book tickets for the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses on the website of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
  • The MSRTC will come out with ten brand new sleeper non-AC coaches by the weekend, a senior official said on Monday.Of these, one bus is likely to be operated from Mumbai to Panaji via Konkan route during Ganesh festival,
  • MSRTC introduced sleeper buses in its fleet before Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins on 19 September.
  • MSRTC provides free transportation to people with sickle cell disease, HIV infection, renal sickness, and hemophilia.District hospitals, sub-district hospitals, and medical colleges care for patients. Although treatment at government facilities is free, many patients from outlying places must spend a significant amount of money on travel.
  • MSRTC is planning to reconstruct the bus depots in Mumbai, The total cost of the depot is 515 crores.
  • With the aim of pollution free electric buses in Maharashtra, MSRTC order 5150 AC Electric buses from Olectra Greentech Limited.
  • MSRTC new 5150 e-buses are eqipped with the supression systems and fire safety devices to prevent fire accidents.
  • MSRTC offer free bus services from the major bus stations in Thane and Mumbai,due to heavy rain.
  • Passengers will soon be able to watch a movie while waiting for a bus. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus stops will soon have 50 to 100 seats multiplexes to promote Marathi cinema, authorities said on Tuesday.
  • MSRTC launch new Hirkani bus service between Mumbai to Mantralayam route.
  • Medhavi Salve is the first women to drive the MSRTC buses in Nashik,
  • MSRTC ridership increased by 1800% as compared to the previous year.

About MSRTC | Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation

  • Total Number of MSRTC Buses: 18,449
  • Total Number of Routes Served by MSRTC: 1,13,011
  • Founder: Government of Maharashtra 
  • Began operation: 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, Intercity 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 Bus Live Tracking

Passengers may be required to track the live location of their MSRTC bus for convenience and calculating ETA. Also, redBus allows users to check the live location of their MSRTC bus via its mobile app. Passengers can also find their boarding point for an MSRTC bus with the help of the live tracking feature by redBus. With the help of MSRTC bus live tracking, commuters can travel to the boarding point based on the current location of the bus.

How to Book a MSRTC bus ticket online on redBus?

MSRTC online ticket booking | Step-by-step Guide to book MSRTC Bus
  • From the top of this page, enter your 'source' and 'destination' cities. After feeding your travel details, mention the date of journey, and click on 'search'.
  • A list of MSRTC buses will be shown. You will need to select a bus & 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.
  • If you have an offer code, add the same and proceed to the payment section. Once the payment is made, you will receive an e-ticket or m-ticket on your registered mobile number/ email ID.

Top MSRTC Services | 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 Bus Ticket 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. MSRTC is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. 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 daily for transportation.

MSRTC buses also cater to the last-mile connectivity challenges, reaching almost every village with adequate road infrastructure. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation tops the list of preferred transportation methods and plans to launch more buses to take passengers to every corner of Maharashtra. In addition, you can make MSRTC online bookings using trusted service providers like the redBus.

Popular Cities to Explore by MSRTC Ticket Booking

The MSRTC buses cover more than 95,000 travel routes daily across Maharashtra and the neighbouring states. The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses have excellent 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 Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses include:

Popular Travel Routes Covered by MSRTC

Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses cover more than 95,000 travel routes daily, serving more than 70 lakh daily commuters in and around Maharashtra. Here is a list of some mainstream travel routes one can travel on by MSRTC ticket booking.

The shortest and longest route covered by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses is between Poladpur to Shirur and Kasoda to Shirur. You can quickly check the MSRTC bus timings on the redBus application before booking an MSRTC ticket for your travel route.

Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with MSRTC

MSRTC special bus services are often available for pilgrimage seekers. With MSRTC buses, pilgrimage seekers from different states can easily access public transportation. It offers ‘Yatra’ services to different pilgrimage sites in cities like Satara, Sangli, Nanded, Nashik, Nagpur, Jalgaon, Dhule, and Buldhana. During the festive seasons, many Yatra bus services from MSRTC are available at a discounted rate. Some popular pilgrimage destinations with MSRTC are as follows:

  • Balaji Maharaj
  • Pimpalgaon Devi
  • Mahasiddha Yatra
  • Kalamdev Yatra
  • Nagai Devi
  • Ambika Devi
  • Nasik
  • Shirdi
  • Ganpatipule
  • Shani Shingnapur
  • Trimbakeshwar
  • Ganeshgule
  • Bhimashankar
  • Ghrushneswar

Pilgrimage sites like Shirdi are 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.

Types of MSRTC buses

With a vision to provide passengers comfortable, safe and economical transport facilities, MSRTC has a fleet of buses operating in Maharashtra and neighbouring states. Many MSRTC buses are built in their in-house workshops. MSRTC also runs Volvo and Scania buses under different names.

All these bus types address the requirements of different categories of passengers and their travel needs. Broadly MSRTC operates the following types of bus services:

  • MSRTC Day Ordinary bus service serves all small and big towns of Maharashtra, irrespective of revenue and road conditions. The main target of this bus service is to provide bus connectivity and convenient travel options to passengers.
  • MSRTC Parivartan is a value-added service of MSRTC to offer comfortable and cost-effective travel services to a large segment of MSRTC passengers, which gives them a better experience than ordinary buses. However, the fare for Parivartan services is similar to the ordinary buses.
  • Asiad is a semi-luxury non-air-conditioned 2x2 bus service. This type of bus operates on specific routes from Pune to other destinations offering comfortable and cost-effective travel services for long journeys.
  • Shivneri the key brand for MSRTC. Shivneri Services are air-conditioned sleeper/seater Volvo bus service of MSRTC, offering 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 is the MSRTC new Air Conditions 2X2 Semi Luxury bus service. MSRTC has priced this service optimally to give passengers the convenience of AC journeys.

MSRTC has also partnered with private contractors to run some of its AC buses. MSRTC also operates non-AC buses with beds and reclinable seats. One can view the MSRTC bus type of redBus while booking an e-ticket. The bus types operated by MSRTC are as follows:

  • Ordinary buses
  • Parivartan buses
  • Asiad buses
  • City buses
  • Shivneri AC buses
  • Shivshahi buses
  • Non-AC Vithai buses
  • Shivai buses

MSRTC Special Bus Services

MSRTC special bus services are often available for pilgrims. For pilgrims and tourists coming to Konkan darshan, Ashtvinayak darshan, Raigad Fort, and Bhimashankar, MSRTC offers special bus services. MSRTC also runs special coach services during festive seasons in Maharashtra. Also, MSRTC provides bus services during national and international events in Maharashtra. One can learn more about MSRTC's special bus services via its official website.

Special Tour Packages of MSRTC

On its level, MSRTC offers tour packages all across India. Tour packages offered by MSRTC contain bus tickets and several curated activities. Some special tour packages of MSRTC are as follows:

  • Shrivardhan – Diveaagar – Harihareshwar
  • Pune Raigad Ropeway
  • Ozar – Lenydri – Malshej Ghat
  • Ashtavinayak Darshan
  • Mini South India
  • Konkan Darshan

MSRTC Bus Pass Info

MSRTC also offers bus passes for passengers. MSRTC bus passes help daily commuters like office workers, students, and labourers. Instead of taking a ticket on the same MSRTC bus, passengers can go for a monthly pass. By doing so, passengers have to pay less than taking a ticket daily. Monthly, yearly, and quarterly passes are available for MSRTC buses. One can apply for an MSRTC bus pass via any depot, counter, or office. MSRTC also offers bus passes for four and seven days.

MSRTC Cancellation Charges/Price

MSRTC allows passengers to cancel bus tickets due to a change of plans. However, passengers must pay cancellation charges based on their cancellation timing. The general MSRTC cancellation charges are as follows:

  • If you cancel an MSRTC bus ticket before 24 hours of departure, you only have to pay 10% of the ticket amount as a cancellation charge.
  • If you cancel an MSRTC bus ticket 12-24 hours before the departure, you must pay 25% of the ticket amount as a cancellation charge.
  • If you cancel an MSRTC bus ticket 12-4 hours before the departure, you must pay 50% of the ticket amount as a cancellation charge.
  • If you cancel an MSRTC bus ticket four (or less) hours before the departure, you must pay 100% of the ticket amount as a cancellation charge.

MSRTC Offer and Discount

Use the code FIRST to get a 10% discount up to Rs 150 + Rs 100 cashback on bus tickets. This offer is exclusively accessible to first-time users and is valid for a minimum ticket value of Rs 200. The offer is only valid once per the customer's email address or mobile phone number. This offer is only available to logged-in users who confirm their mobile number using an OTP .within 48 working hours of the date of the ride; the cashback will be credited to your redBus wallet. The offer cash is valid for six months from the date it is credited to the wallet, after which it will expire and be ineligible. The redBus deal is valid across all channels.

MSRTC Bus Services

MSRTC has a good frequency of buses that run all throughout the day ensuring safety and comfort of passengers. MSRTC staff are known for assisting passengers consistently. Travellers prefer MSRTC due to its convenient and on time bus services across various routes.

MSRTC Bus Types

The various types of buses run by MSRTC are:

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