BEST Bus Fares 2019 – Mumbai Latest Revised BEST Ticket Pass Rates

Tired and sad updating about Fare Hikes, Finally July 2019’s Reduced Bus Fares brings Cheer and Joy. Below is a huge fare cut for both AC & NON-AC (Regular) BEST bus fares which also details (Daily Fares, Daily Monthly & Quarterly Pass, Student Concessions rate). Refer Fare Chart below.

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What Happened to Fares Till Date

“Till last year 2018 the news of increasing BEST bus fares, The loss making BEST organization was expected for revised hiked fares which is already twice compared to last few years were in news and updated here. Last time in year 2016 the plans seemed & reversed with drop in ticket prices. Fare hiked 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, At end of 2013 the new revised and hiked approved and ticket rates increased. Upon getting approval from civic body’s standing committee and State transport Authority the stretched rates are implemented. 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..”

Reduced Bus Fares Starting 8th July 2019

As much as happy as you are to read about the BEST bus fare cut (Both AC and Regular, Non-AC). Yes, Finally after years, i am happy to update about BEST bus fares which are reduced to gain more commuters. The minimum fare till date (Sunday, 7th July 2019) were Rs.8 for Minimum 2 Km distance (Rs20 for AC Bus) which was hitting heavy to middle class pocket.

Below is the reduced / updated fare chart (2019) for easy reference.

Daily Travel Fares

Upto Minimum 5 km distance : Rs.5 (Regular, Non AC fare) & Rs.6 (AC bus fare).
5 km to 10 km distance : Rs.10 & Rs.13.
10 km to 15 km distance : Rs.15 & Rs.19.
15 km and Above distance : Rs.20 & Rs.25.

Bus Pass Cost (Upto 5 Km)

Daily Pass (Valid for That Particular Day, Unlimited Travel) : Non-AC Bus (Rs.50), AC Bus (Rs.60)
Monthly Bus Pass : Rs.250 (Regular) & Rs.300 (AC).
Quarterly Bus Pass : Rs.750 (Regular) & Rs.900 (AC)

Monthly Bus Pass Rates For Student

Upto 5th Standard Students : Rs.200.
From 6th to 10th Standard Students : Rs.250.
For College Students, From 11th to 15th (Graduation) : Rs.350.

Times of India also detailed few examples on how heavy saving this reduced price brings. Below is the same.

From Vakola to Dindoshi : Daily Fares Were Rs.25 (Rs.750 / Month) which is now reduced to Rs.15 (Rs.450 / Month) = Rs.300 Saved Each Month on this Route. Which is Rs.3600 Yearly, Not bad.
From Kurla Station to BKC : From Rs.10 to Rs.5 (Rs.150 Saved Monthly).

3 Cheers to BMC & BEST !!!

Fare Hikes 2018

Note: The below proposed increase is expected to be effective by March or April of 2018. Rise in bus fares will be only after 4 Km distance (i.e Long distance). Student monthly bus pass will hike by Rs.50 and similarly, daily pass will +20 up.

Regular Bus Tickets

Road Distance (KM)Current FareProposed Fare

Regular Monthly Bus Pass

Road Distance (KM)Current FareProposed Fare

School Student Bus Pass

Student CategoryExisting Monthly FareExisting QuarterlyProposed Monthly FareProposed Quarterly
Municipal School150450200 (Till Class 5th, 6th to 10th Standard Rates Rs.250)600
Others / Junior College Students3009003501050

Fixed Amount Fares

Bus TypeExisting Monthly FareExisting QuarterlyProposed Monthly FareProposed Quarterly
Mumbai City Non AC Bus880264011003300
Mumbai Cuburb Non AC Bus1100330013203960
Magic Non AC Bus1540462019805940
Magic AC Bus3300NA4400NA

Note : AC Bus fares (Hybrids and Mini) will be hikes by Rs.5 (Approximate) compared to current rates.

Fares Note : Their might be difference in above / below listed fares and it may change from time to time.

1st July 2017 Revised Fares

May 2016 Fare Updates : Around 50% drop in AC bus fares.

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.

Updated Fares Effective 1st July 2016

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

Daily (One Day Valid) Pass for Mumbai City Locations, Western &Central Suburbs for Air Conditioned and NON-AC BEST buses.

Travel LocationDaily Adult PassDaily Minor Pass
Mumbai City Only4020
Western & Central Suburbs5025
NON AC Buses City & Suburbs Both7035
AC Buses in City and Suburbs Both15075

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 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 decision 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 comparatively. 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 in 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 travelling 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 2 KM, 3 Km, 5 KM and 7 KM has been revised to 2, 4, 6 and Jumping directly to 10 KM 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.

Fare Updates 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

KmExpress 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 in 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

Revised Bus Fares in 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 kilometres 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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Deven Jadav

My love towards Mumbai city took me to passion blogging from hobby. Upon quitting job, now i am one of the online city & travel guide since 2007. Hope my efforts helps citizen, foreign nationals & tourists in some or other ways.

2 thoughts on “BEST Bus Fares 2019 – Mumbai Latest Revised BEST Ticket Pass Rates

  • January 30, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Want daily fair and monthly rentals for owala (ghodbundr rd) to andheri stn mrning at 8.

  • March 12, 2021 at 6:48 am

    Hi Deven,

    Firstly, thank you so much for presenting this archival information on bus fares. I’m conducting a comparative research study to understand the rate revisions for buses and auto-rickshaws in Mumbai over the last ten years. Would love to know the source for the information you have published here. And if you can guide me as to where I can find information regarding ridership in buses and autos respectively. It will massively helpful for me to have access to this information if possible.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Warm Regards,
    Akshay Shetty


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