Mumbai by Bus
Mumbai has an extensive network of local buses known as BEST, they are run by the state government, the red non AC double deckers are cheaper as compared to the other AC buses. The destination is written on the front of the bus in English as well as Marathi. The local people can be helpful in finding the exact bus number and route.
They can carry the travelers to their choicest destination but the only problem is overcrowding and uncertainty. Moreover the buses are unkempt and dirty with hardly ever space to sit. The prominent bus depots display the route map, fare chart and all the required information to reach their desired destination. People wait in queues at the bus stops; you need to get inside the bus from the rear entrance and get down from the front.
The bus fares are very nominal and much less as compared to the other modes of local transport available in Mumbai. But peak hours should be avoided to have a hassle free journey. Choosing this option will surely give the real flavor of India and her culture. Some private travel agencies also run tourist buses known as Mumbai Darshan, which promise to cover Mumbai in 24hrs. The bus fare is Rs.50 onwards.
Some of the famous one's are (if we want to give these numbers):
You can also call 022-88888888 at Just Dial Services and get the full information on tourist buses. Online booking facility is also available for these buses. The local buses run from 5 am till midnight but at odd hours the frequency is minimal.
To check bus timetable and fares click here