Khandala doesn't have an airport of its own. The nearest domestic airport near Khandala is located in Pune (64 km) and the nearest international airport is in Mumbai (110 km). All the major domestic airways offer their services at both these airports. So, people traveling to Khandala via air have to board a flight either till Mumbai or till Pune, and then avail local modes of transport to reach the place. International tourists can travel till Mumbai, and then easily avail Khandala-bound taxis, buses or private cars from the Mumbai airport.
The nearest railway station for reaching Khandala is located at Lonavala. Lonavala, being located on the Mumbai-Pune rail route, has various express and local trains that shuttle play till these two cities. It takes three hours to reach Lonavala from Mumbai and about an hour from Pune. The journey to Khandala from Lonavala is feasible by availing any of the local modes of transport or even on foot, as it takes only 15 min to cover the distance. Some of the daily express trains that pass through Lonavala are:
- Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express
- Mumbai-Pune Deccan Queen
- Mumbai-Pune Sihangad Express
- Mumbai-Pune Pragati Express
- Mumbai-Pune Indryani Express
The roadways that connect Khandala to Mumbai and Pune are excellent and well-maintained. Moreover, the Mumbai-Bangalore National Highway passes through it, which makes it readily accessible from these cities and nearby areas. Various state-operated buses (AC, Deluxe, Non-Deluxe) are easily available from Mumbai and Pune, for getting to Khandala. Private tour operators also provide luxury/non-luxury bus and taxi services to reach the place. The travel time to reach Khandala from Pune by bus is about 2½ hrs, while it takes around 4 hrs to reach the place from Mumbai.