Mumbaikers Can Now Sail With Their Cars & Bikes To Alibaug In A Ferry

by Drishti
Mumbaikers Can Now Sail With Their Cars & Bikes To Alibaug In A Ferry

The M2M RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) ferry car service is back in action after a break of almost 5 months. With Ganesh Chaturthi just around the corner, authorities are trying to make travel during the festive period as safe and convenient as possible. So, Mumbai has resumed its RoRo ferry car service to Alibaug. Read on to know more.

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RoRo Ferry Car Service Will Run Throughout Ganesh Chaturthi

The Roro ferry car service from Mumbai to Alibaug resumed on August 20 and will run throughout the 11-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. A RoRo service allows you to take your car along the ferry, and you can later take it off and explore the destination. But, keeping the ongoing pandemic in mind, the ferry will only make a trip once a day, to and from Alibaug. Also, it will take in 300 passengers and 60 cars at a time, cutting down on its original capacity of 500 passengers and 150 cars.

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 Fares For This Ferry Service

For now, the ferry ticket for passengers to travel from Mumbai to Alibaug costs ₹300 . The fare for taking the ferry is also the same for pets. For vehicles, the prices depend on the kind of vehicle you’re planning to take.

RoRo ferryFor instance, the cost of bringing along a small car is ₹800, for bringing a medium car is ₹1000, and for a large car it is ₹1200. You can also bring along a bicycle for ₹100, or a two-wheeler for ₹200.

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The 19 km water-route from Mumbai to Alibaug is covered in about 45-60 minutes on a RoRo ferry. Usually, it takes up to 3.5-4 hours to cover the 111 km distance by road, considering the traffic that’s normally there.

RoRo ferryFor now, only selective places are open in this beachy spot. But when things get better, check out this luxurious villa in Alibaug which is just perfect for group outings.

We strongly urge our readers to step out only if it’s essential. If you’re planning to travel, please adhere to the rules issued by the government. Stay safe!