Jet Airways (www.jetairways.com) flies from Delhi to Nashik Airport in Ozar, 20km northeast of Nashik, three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Shirdi Airport, inaugurated in 2017, receives daily Alliance Air (www.airindia.in/alliance-air.htm) flights from Mumbai and Hyderabad, but it sits an inconvenient 85km southeast of Nashik.
The New Central Bus Stand has services to Aurangabad (non-AC/AC ₹250/425, 4½ hours, hourly, 5am to 12.15am) and Pune (non-AC/AC ₹300/410, 4½ hours, hourly, 4.30am to 1am).
Nashik’s Old Central Bus Stand has buses to Ghoti (₹120, one hour, every two hours, 5am to 10pm), Igatpuri (₹140, one hour, every two hours, 5am to 10pm) and Trimbak (₹40, 45 minutes, every 30 minutes, 4.15am to 11pm). South of town, the Mahamarg Bus Stand has services to Mumbai (non-AC/AC ₹220/365, 4½ hours, hourly, 6am to 8pm) and Shirdi (non-AC/AC ₹150/200, 2½ hours, hourly, 6am to 7.30pm).
Private buses head to Ahmedabad (non-AC/AC sleeper from ₹1000/1200, 12 hours, 10 to 15 per day), Kolhapur (AC sleeper from ₹600, 10 hours, 10 daily, 7.30pm to 9pm), Mumbai (from ₹500, four hours, hourly), Pune (from ₹300/450, six hours, hourly) and Nagpur (AC sleeper ₹2200, 12 hours, five daily, 5pm to 7pm). Handy private bus agent Samrat Travels sits just outside Hotel Samrat.
Many private buses depart from Dwarka Circle and most Mumbai-bound buses terminate at Dadar TT Circle in Mumbai.
The Nashik Rd train station is 8km southeast of the town centre, but a useful railway reservation office is 500m west of the Old Central Bus Stand. There are over 25 daily trains to Mumbai so you won’t have to wait long; these include the daily Pushpak Express (1st/2AC/sleeper ₹1245/745/170, 4½ hours, 3.15pm). Connections to Aurangabad are not good, with only four daily departures; try the Tapovan Express (2nd class/chair ₹85/325, 3½ hours, 9.50am). An Uber to/from station to Panchavati costs around ₹175.
Shared taxis to Ghoti (per person ₹50, 30 minutes, 8am to 10pm) and Igatpuri (per person ₹60, one hour, 6am to 10pm) depart from next door to Hotel Priya in Nashik.