“Late night travel help with cheaper commute is now possible in Mumbai as BEST have started extra special late night bus services in western & central route. At this initial stage few buses from Dadar east to Western and central suburban locations and Navi Mumbai too, Another 2 bus for central route between Sion and Colaba via CSMT now. These Non AC buses services which are already operating in day time are starting from 1st December night early hours 1:45 AM. So not to worry if you missed your last local train to home. Below are more details on routes, Bus stops and others..”
Note : MMRDA Hybrid Shuttle Bus started between BKC and Other locations from 16th March 2018.
Challenges Faced Late Night Commuting
Last train from Churchgate station towards Western Suburban railway station like Borivali is at 1:00 Am. which If missed, one need to wait till 4:00 Am in morning for the first local train or arrange a private vehicle, mobile based private fleet operator taxi services like Ola and Uber or any regular taxi running on digital meter system which is costly affair to reach home.
To solve with the problems as last year during ‘Ganesh Visarjan Day’, Which is last day of 10 days Ganesh festival when idol immersion is done at various beaches till late night and early morning hours, BEST arranges few extra bus services to help the crowd and the results was positive as it helped commuting with good response to BEST bus service too. Taking a step ahead, they decided to make this move permanent by arranging late night bus services for citizens benefiting daily and occasional commuters. See also bus fares if you are first time using this services.
Late Night Bus Timings and Route
Central Railway Late Night Bus Details
October 2017, BEST declares and almost ready for 2 new late night bus services running between Colaba and Sion due to adjustments in Central Railway train schedules. These 2 buses will ply on from November 2 on Bus 66 Ltd route between colaba and sion via RBI and CST stations. If commuters benefits and demands, More buses can be allocated fro night travel.
Timings : 1:30 Am & 2:15 Am from Colaba.
Western Railway Late Night Bus Details
Starting with this initial services, BEST has introduced 4 of its existing bus routes to also run late at nights. Below are start timings and routes details (Routes will be same as day time route) except detailed individually below.
Bus 202 LTD
Regular day time 202 Ltd route starts from Mahim Bus Station till Gorai Depot in day time.
Late night timing will be 1:45 Am starting from Dadar East.
Bus 4 LTD
Day time route for 4 Ltd bus is from Hutatma Chowk to Goregaon Oshiwara Depot.
Late night this bus will start from Dadar East at 2:25 Am.
Bus No. 302
Day time route for Bus 302 is from Pratiksha Nagar Depot to M P Chowk at Mulund West.
Same bus will run Late night at 2:30 from Dadar East.
Bus 521 Ltd
Day time 521 Ltd Bus route is Vasantrao Naik Chowk to Ghansoli Village.
This will be the last bus running late night at 4:00 Am from Dadar East to Koparkhairne.
See Also : All Bus Routes.