BEST Bus Fares – Mumbai Latest Revised BEST Pass Rates and Ticket Fares

“Its 2016 already and as like every year, The loss making BEST organization was expected for revised hiked fares which is already twice compared to last few years. Effective 1st February and then coming 1st April 2015 and they did same. This year 2016 the plans seemed to be reversed with drop in ticket prices. Fare hiked a bullied 100% for dedicated school bus services too. Since 2005, B.E.S.T (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) didn’t had fare hike, On 9th September 2010 the hike was done, Then as the 2011 passed and 2012 came the rates increased again, Now at end of 2013 the new revised and hiked approved ticket rates according to kilometer are out in news, Upon getting approval from civic body’s standing committee and State transport Authority the stretched rates will be implemented in around March 2014. Below are the old and latest new revised bus fares by BEST for ordinary and AC buses for Mumbai are implemented. Below is the printable chart to download for same..”

[ 2016 Revised Fares Possibly Dropped ], [ Revised Fares Effective 1st February & 1st April 2015 ], [ New Fares For Dedicated School Bus Services For Students ], [ Hike Starting March 2014 ], [ Increase in Fare Rates For Year 2013 ], [ Daily and Monthly and Annually Bus Pass Rates ], [ Best Routes and Fares For South Mumbai and Suburbs (Old) ], [ Latest Revised BEST Bus Fares April 2012 ], [ Download Printable Bus Fare (Old) ], [ Updates ]

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2016 Revised Fares Possibly Dropped
May 2016 Fare Updates

BEST has come up with some serious decisions to revise and slash down their fares especially for AC buses and also for regular buses at some level. If final approval is given, the cheer in commuters cheeks is sure as the drop in fares is around 50% which mean half of the cost saved commuting in AC Buses. Below are the proposed and almost confirmed new fares compared to old. With this they hope to get more footfalls on bus which will help recover from current loses and in general it is good that less of private taxi & cars will ply helping de-congest Mumbai roads.

Distance (KM)Current Fares
(Regular Buses)
Proposed / RevisedCurrent FaresProposed / Revised
(Express Buses)
Current Fares
(Air Conditioned / AC Buses)
Proposed / Revised

Proposed reduction in Pass Rates/Prices. Note, Happy Hours are between (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Pass TypeCurrent Rates/Price (Rs.)Proposed Rates/Price (Rs.)
Magic AC Bus Prices48003300
Daily AC Bus Prices200150 (Happy Hours Only)
Daily Regular BEST Bus Pass7051 (Happy Hours Only)
Daily Regular BEST Bus Pass (City)4029 (Happy Hours Only)
Daily Regular BEST Bus Pass (Suburbs)5036 (Happy Hours Only)
Monthly Bus Pass390360
Quarterly (3 Months) Bus Pass11601060

Note : Above data courtesy Hindustan Times, See also All Bus Routes

Revised Fares Effective 1st February & 1st April 2015

After next 11 days, i.e. effective 1st February 2015 revised fares for regular and air conditioned (AC) buses will keep the middle class commuters on toes upon which these citizens who daily travel by buses will revise their monthly budget plans. Not just that, Another hike in BEST fares effective 1st April 2015 has already been planned and just waits for the date. Now what more to say. Below are the revised upcoming fare charts.

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Current / Existing Fares (See also One Day Pass in below Pass section)

Travel Distance (KM)Fares Regular Non AC Buses (Rs)Fares AC Buses (Rs)

Effective 1st February 2015, Revised Fares

Travel Distance (KM)Fares Regular Non AC Buses (Rs)Fares AC Buses (Rs)

Travel Distance (KM)Fares Regular Non AC Buses (Rs)Fares AC Buses (Rs)

Effective 1st April 2015, Revised Fares

Travel Distance (KM)Fares Regular Non AC Buses (Rs)Fares AC Buses (Rs)

Travel Distance (KM)Fares Regular Non AC Buses (Rs)Fares AC Buses (Rs)

New Fares For Dedicated School Bus Services For Students

Monthly fares for school students of civic and private schools using dedicated BEST bus services has been revised with 100% hike. This is something which was to be thought before going ahead of applying new fares for students within BMC and Outside BMC limits as not everyone can afford same. None of the citizen is happy with the desicion as they see BMC and BEST being not caring towards middle class by funding giant new projects utilizing more funds compare to giving relief to students by spending a little comparitively. Below are the revised fares for students using “DEDICATED BUS FACILITIES” by BEST.

Dedicated Bus Services Type For Students10 Km Range BMC LimitsOld Fares (Rs.)Revised Fares (Rs.)
Civic StudentsYES9001800
Civic StudentsNO, Over Limit14002500
Private SchoolsYES12002400
Private School StudentsNO, Beyond Limits17003400
Private SchoolsYES 10 km, But beyond BMC Limits20004000
Private StudentsNO, More than 10 KM and beyond Limits25005000

Fare Hikes From March 2014

Today, as on 27 November 2014 as i update this post the news are that starting from March 2014 the 40 lakh passengers, the common man’s last cheapest travel option in Mumbai is getting more costly, specially affecting those 25 lakh traveling short distance via this public buses as the existing total number of 4200 fleet still not giving profits to BEST department. The inflation slap and now the coming up fare hike is going to slap the same common man especially those who travel via our BEST buses within 7 km range as that distance range is getting more costlier now. Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport has already finalized and put up the new fare list for approval to State transport Authority and civic body’s standing committee. The old km distance rage of 2KM, 3Km, 5KM and 7KM has been revised to 2, 4, 6 and Jumping directly to 10KM and the effects on Mumbaikars pocket is easily seen from below bus fare chart.

Current Distance KMCurrent Fares (Rs.)New Proposed Distance KMNew Proposed Fares (Rs.)

Note : See the new KM jump from 6 to 10, which directly impacts the fares.

Future Fare Hikes 2013
As found in leading newspapers of Mumbai, The Fare hike for BEST buses are again expected for coming year on April of 2013 and the extra amount to be shed by citizens who travel via bus daily is Rs.1 compared to previous cost. This hikes ae been decided by BEST committee within and decision may or may not change in next year. Like For 2 km currently its Rs.5 and will be increased to (Rs.6), 3 km is Rs.7 (Rs.8), 5km is Rs.10 (Remains Same) for normal buses. For Other best buses below will be the new fares

KmsExpress Bus FaresAC Super Bus FaresAC Fast Bus Fares
2Rs.7 (Previous Charges Rs.6)Rs.20 (Previous Charges Rs.15)Rs.20 (Previous Charges Rs.15)
3Rs.10 (Previous Charges Rs.9)Rs.25 (Previous Charges Rs.20)Rs.30 (Previous Charges Rs.25)
5Rs.12 (Previous Charges Rs.12)Rs.30 (Previous Charges Rs.25)Rs.35 (Previous Charges Rs.35)

Daily and Monthly Bus Pass Costs Since 2013
Kindly note that the monthly pass rates may differ compared to below listed rates

Updates June 2015 : BEST already have daily pass system for city costing Rs.70 (Valid for 1 day only). One can buy this pass by paying one time charge of Rs.70 and can travel in BEST Non AC Regular bus around city and suburbs.

Auto and Taxi fare hikes has already given pressure on local public who travels regularly and to support them and also gain business by retaining them, BEST have introduced new daily pass for ISLAND CITY ONLY Rs.40 and FOR SUBURBS ONLY Rs.50. Kindly note that these are the additional one day pass and the old Rs.70 pass (CITY and SUBURB) is still available.

DistanceNew Monthly Pass CostCurrent Monthly Pass Cost

Routes Km and BEST Fares 2013

RouteOld Fares (Rs)New Fares (Rs)Km
South Mumbai
Colaba to Worli121815
Pratiksha Nagar to Borivali172530
Mumbai CST to Kurla142020
Kalbadevi to Malabar Hill7105
Western Suburb
Khar to Andheri101510
Andheri to Goregaon10158 to 10
Bandra to Borivali172527
Eastern Suburb
Kurla to Ghatkopar7105
Ghatkopar to Mulund101510
Ghatkopar to Chembur101510

Latest Revised Bus Fares as Of April 2012

Mumbai people has to pay more to commute in BEST buses from today since the revised fares for buses are out with hike in daily travel prices and also in monthly and quarterly passes. This revised tariff proposal is effective from Wednesday midnight for all 42 lakh people who travel daily in Mumbai buses. The new fare that is hiked is about 30 percent more then before. For initial 2 kilometers it has been increased to Rs.4 which was Rs.3 previously and an additional of Rs.2 further. For quarterly pass the new fare hikes to Rs.80 and Rs.120 minimum for monthly and quarterly passes. Also that Air Conditioned (AC) BRTS bus pass has been hiked by Rs.500.

Kilometer (km)Old FaresRevised Fares, Latest as on April 2012

(OLD)Printable Format For Best Bus Fares

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