Address of the Institute:
IISER Pune, Dr. Homi Bhabha road (Pashan Road), Pune, 411008 Maharashtra, India
(Popular name for the road is "Pashan Road" and IISER campus is opposite to Panchavati bus stop.)
How To Reach IISER (main) campus:
The main campus of IISER Pune is situated right next to the NCL (National Chemical Laboratory) on the Pashan Road also called Dr. Homi Bhabha Road. If you are coming from University circle (Pune University) the entrance to the campus is hardly 50 meters from NCL gate (opposite to Panchavati Bus stop) on the same side of the road. Further 1 KMs from there is Pashan Circle and our old campus use to be there in the Sai Trinity building. Please see the map below for a clear idea.
It is advised that if you are coming by auto/taxi please take it inside the main campus (as it is a long walk from main road and inconvenient if you have luggage).
If you are coming by PMC bus please get down at Panchavati stop (this is next to NCL stop right opposite to the IISER gate if you are coming from University circle).
How to Reach Pune :
Pune is connected by Air to the major cities of the country. The airport is in LoheGaon which is a bit far from IISER, aproximately 17 Kms.
Pune is also well connected by trains. It is one of the major train station of the country.
In worst case one can get to Mumbai (better option for international travelers) by Air/Train and come to Pune by taxi, train or Bus which are quite frequent.
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How to reach IISER Pune from Pune Airport :
One way to reach IISER is to take a cab or an autorickshaw to Pashan road. There is a grand entrance to IISER on this road which you will hardly miss. It's about 15-17 KM of travel from airport. Ask the driver to take you to Pashan Road next to NCL entrance opposite to Panchavati bus stop. There you have the entrance to IISER campus. The entrance to IISER is about 2.2 km from Pune University circle.
You can also take ST buses from Airport to come to Pune station or Deccan bus stand and then change again to a bus going to Sutarwadi or ask for any bus going to Pashan Circle.
How to reach IISER Pune from Train Station :
You can take an auto rickshaw form railway station to Pashan road. There is a grand entrance to IISER on this road which you will hardly miss. It's about 8 KM of travel from Pune station. Ask the driver to take you to Pashan Road next to NCL entrance opposite to Panchavati stop. There you have the entrance to IISER campus. The entrance to IISER is about 2.2 km from Pune University circle.
The auto costs approximately Rs. 90/-. You can go by meter and ask the driver to show the conversion chart. The pre-paid stand often doesn't work at the main station. However some rickshaws charge extra in the name of prepaid or fixed price. The night charges are roughly 1.5 times.
Warning : The auto rickshaws generally ask 2 times in night giving the logic that it is out skirts of the city.
You can also take ST (city) buses from Pune station to Pashan Circle and get down at Panchavati stop (a stop after NCL gate). Take any bus going to Sutarwadi/Abhinav or 145A or 145 going to NDA. Better ask before boarding the bus. The bus stand is on the left hand side once you come out of the main railway station on platform number 1 side.
For people coming from Mumbai, they can also get down at Shivaji Nagar train station. You can cut down the distance to IISER by 2 kms.
How to reach Pune from Mumbai :
From Mumbai airport one can take taxi directly to Pune. There are many taxi services which provide pick up and drop facility to Pune. For example "coolcabs" is one such service.
If one books in advance one can also get shared service which is, needless to say, a bit cheaper (for example KK TRAVELS). This service provides pickup/drop at your doorstep from Mumbai airport and vice-versa.
One can also go to Mumbai CST or Dadar railway station and take a train to Pune. One can book tickets in advance and reserve a seat. For this please see Indian Railway site IRCTC.
One can go to Dadar or Borivali (in Mumbai) and take Volvo buses (costs Rs. 300-500 depending on which day of the week you are travelling) or other cheaper buses to Pune. There are plenty of them and one can get these buses starting early morning 5 AM upto midnight 12. The state run Shivaneri buses are pretty good. One can also reserve tickets online.