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 Fare Proposed Fare
2 8 8
4 10 10
6 14 15
8 16 18
10 18 22
12 20 25
14 22 28
17 24 32
20 26 34
25 28 37
30 30 42
35 36 47
40 42 52
45 46 57
50 50 62

Regular Monthly Bus Pass

Road Distance (KM) Current Fare Proposed Fare
2 360 575
4 440 670
6 620 860
8 700 960
10 800 1055
12 880 1150
14 970 1240
17 1050 1340
20 1150 1440

School Student Bus Pass

Student Category Existing Monthly Fare Existing Quarterly Proposed Monthly Fare Proposed Quarterly
Municipal School 150 450 200 (Till Class 5th, 6th to 10th Standard Rates Rs.250) 600
Others / Junior College Students 300 900 350 1050

Fixed Amount Fares

Bus Type Existing Monthly Fare Existing Quarterly Proposed Monthly Fare Proposed Quarterly
Mumbai City Non AC Bus 880 2640 1100 3300
Mumbai Cuburb Non AC Bus 1100 3300 1320 3960
Magic Non AC Bus 1540 4620 1980 5940
Magic AC Bus 3300 NA 4400 NA

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 / Revised Current Fares Proposed / Revised
(Express Buses)
Current Fares
(Air Conditioned / AC Buses)
Proposed / Revised
2 8 8 10 10 30 15
4 10 10 14 14 35 20
6 14 14 18 18 55 25
8 18 16 22 20 30
10 18 18 22 22 65 35
12 22 20 27 24 40
14 22 22 27 27 80 45
17 26 24 32 30 50
20 26 26 32 32 100 60
25 30 28 42 37 75
30 30 30 42 42 115 90
35 42 36 52 47 100
40 42 42 52 52 140 110
45 50 46 62 57 120
50 50 62 130

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

Travel Location Daily Adult Pass Daily Minor Pass
Mumbai City Only 40 20
Western & Central Suburbs 50 25
NON AC Buses City & Suburbs Both 70 35
AC Buses in City and Suburbs Both 150 75

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

Pass Type Current Rates/Price (Rs.) Proposed Rates/Price (Rs.)
Magic AC Bus Prices 4800 3300
Daily AC Bus Prices 200 150 (Happy Hours Only)
Daily Regular BEST Bus Pass 70 51 (Happy Hours Only)
Daily Regular BEST Bus Pass (City) 40 29 (Happy Hours Only)
Daily Regular BEST Bus Pass (Suburbs) 50 36 (Happy Hours Only)
Monthly Bus Pass 390 360
Quarterly (3 Months) Bus Pass 1160 1060

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)
2 6 20
3 8 25
5 10 30
7 12 35
10 15 40
15 18 50
20 20 60
25 22 70
30 25 80
35 28 90

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)
2 7 25
4 10 35
6 13 50
10 16 60
14 20 70
20 25 90
30 30 110
40 40 130
50 50 150
60 60 170

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)
2 8 30
4 10 35
6 14 55
10 18 65
14 22 80
20 26 100
30 30 115
40 42 140
50 50 160
60 60 180

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 Students 10 Km Range BMC Limits Old Fares (Rs.) Revised Fares (Rs.)
Civic Students YES 900 1800
Civic Students NO, Over Limit 1400 2500
Private Schools YES 1200 2400
Private School Students NO, Beyond Limits 1700 3400
Private Schools YES 10 km, But beyond BMC Limits 2000 4000
Private Students NO, More than 10 KM and beyond Limits 2500 5000

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 KM Current Fares (Rs.) New Proposed Distance KM New Proposed Fares (Rs.)
2 6 2 7
3 8 4 10
5 10 6 13
7 12 10 16

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

Km Express Bus Fares AC Super Bus Fares AC Fast Bus Fares
2 Rs.7 (Previous Charges Rs.6) Rs.20 (Previous Charges Rs.15) Rs.20 (Previous Charges Rs.15)
3 Rs.10 (Previous Charges Rs.9) Rs.25 (Previous Charges Rs.20) Rs.30 (Previous Charges Rs.25)
5 Rs.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.

Distance New Monthly Pass Cost Current Monthly Pass Cost
2 Rs.260 Rs.220
3 Rs.350 Rs.308
5 Rs.440 Rs.440

Routes Km and BEST Fares 2013

Route Old Fares (Rs) New Fares (Rs) Km
South Mumbai
Colaba to Worli 12 18 15
Pratiksha Nagar to Borivali 17 25 30
Mumbai CST to Kurla 14 20 20
Kalbadevi to Malabar Hill 7 10 5
Western Suburb
Khar to Andheri 10 15 10
Andheri to Goregaon 10 15 8 to 10
Bandra to Borivali 17 25 27
Eastern Suburb
Kurla to Ghatkopar 7 10 5
Ghatkopar to Mulund 10 15 10
Ghatkopar to Chembur 10 15 10

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 Fares Revised Fares, Latest as on April 2012
2 4 5
3 6 7
5 7 10
7 8 12
10 10 15
15 12 18
20 14 20
50 24 40

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2 Replies to “BEST Bus Fares 2019 – Mumbai Latest Revised BEST Ticket Pass Rates

  1. 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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