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Getting from Pune International Airport to Chakan

Located in the state of Maharashtra, the little-known city of Chakan may not be as bustling with tourist attractions as some other cities, but it offers an authentic glimpse into local life and culture. Visit the Shri Chakreshwar and Bhairavnath Temples to admire the beautiful architecture and surroundings. If you’re visiting India for the first time, it won’t take long to notice the country’s deep love for cricket and one of the best places to catch a match and experience this passion is at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

The best way to get to Chakan when travelling from Pune Airport is to take an airport taxi. The journey takes around 40 minutes in light traffic and costs just €6.70 (INR 600) for up to 4 passengers. Since there are no direct public transport options, this is the most comfortable and convenient mode of transport and the only one we recommend for this journey.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Pune at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

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How to get from Pune Airport to Chakan by taxi

Taking a taxi from Pune Airport to Chakan is stress-free and comfortable and you’ll arrive at your hotel or apartment in 40 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic. Moreover, an airport taxi is just as affordable as public transport, is much more convenient for this route, and is available at any time of day.

How much does a taxi cost?

Pune Airport taxis use a taximeter to calculate their fares which means the cost of a ride will depend on the exact location of your final destination, what time you’re travelling and the day of the week. For trips taken between 05:00 and 00:00 on weekdays, you’ll pay around €6.70 (INR 600), not including tolls or surcharges for things such as air conditioning and luggage. Outside of these hours, you can expect to pay more.



Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Prices will vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Pune International Airport

Where can I take a taxi from?

You can pick up a taxi from right outside the Arrivals Terminal at the dedicated taxi rank.

*Only official taxis are permitted to pick up passengers from the airport.


The best way to get from Pune Airport to Chakan is to take an airport taxi on arrival. Taxis are very affordable –even more so if you’re travelling in a group – and provide a fast door-to-door service. Furthermore, since public transport options are limited, take considerably longer, and don’t provide a direct service, taxis are certainly the most convenient way to travel.

Editor’s Note

It's also possible to pre-pay for your taxi at the dedicated service counters at the airport, although you can expect to pay slightly more.

Useful Tips

If you choose to take a metred taxi, check that it is working and reset to the correct tariff before starting your trip.
Pune Airport taxis can seat up to 4 people if travelling with light luggage.
Since most drivers only accept cash, be sure to carry enough Indian rupees to pay your driver unless you pre-pay securely online in advance.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Pune Airport to Chakan?

Since there are no direct public transport options we recommend taking an airport taxi. Airport taxis are fast, reliable and very affordable and you’ll reach your destination in around 40 minutes during light traffic.

How far is Chakan from Pune Airport?

The small city of Chakan is located 30 km outside Pune and can be reached in 40 minutes when travelling by airport taxi in light traffic.

What is the cost of a taxi from Pune Airport to Chakan?

A regular airport taxi from Pune Airport to Chakan will set you back about €6.70 (INR 600) for up to 4 people, excluding tolls and surcharges. If you prefer to lock in a set rate fee without any unexpected costs we suggest booking your airport taxi in advance with Welcome. You’ll get a competitive fixed fare and a professional, English-speaking driver who will share about all the local must-see spots. 

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