Government of India, U.T. Administration of Daman and Diu
Vapi station, 12 km. east, is the main access point for Daman. Vapi on the main Delhi-Mumbai and Ahmedabad-Mumbai western Railway main broad-gauge line is very well linked to all parts of the country through Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Mumbai. Most mail, express, superfast trains including Shatabdi Express between Ahmedabad and Mumbai stop at Vapi. Mumbai is about 170 km. and Surat is about 90 km. from Vapi. Plenty of share taxis (Rs.15 per person) from outside the Vapi station leave for city centre of Daman. Full taxi, locally termed ‘special’ Rs. 90. Autorickshows are also available. Fare ‘special’ negotiable around Rs.50.
By taxi it takes about 20 minutes to reach Daman from Vapi. Also available are Gujarat State Transport buses (Rs.5 per person). It takes 30 minutes to reach Daman from Vapi. Mumbai-Ahmedabad NH-8 connects Daman via Vapi road. There are regular buses to Mumbai, Surat and Saurashtra region of Gujarat from Vapi. Those who come to Daman from Mumbai byt the NH-8 will branch off at Karambeli village between Bhilad and Vapi. From Vapi a road leads to Silvassa (20 km), the capital of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The NH-8 to Mumbai continues south from Daman through Manor. You can also get down at Valsad, which is 45 km from Daman by road.