Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, often referred to simply as Mumbai Airport (and formerly known as Sahar International Airport), is the second-busiest airport in southern Asia.
Processing roughly 29 million passengers each year, Mumbai Airport is made up of two main terminals, with an additional five sub-terminals. Terminal 1 handles domestic flights, while Terminal 2 is reserved for international flights. Transferring between the two takes 15-20 minutes via a free shuttle service that departs every 20 minutes.
Mumbai Airport can be chaotic, with long queues and confusing signage, but the airport is undergoing a number of renovations that will merge the terminals and smooth operations throughout the facility.
Flights to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport come in from all over the world, including Paris, Abu Dhabi, London, Singapore, Mauritius, Tokyo, Amseterdam, Cairo, Atlanta, Bangkok, New York, Frankfurt, Brisbane, Johannesburg and Istanbul; there are also a number of domestic routes to destinations within India.
The airport is located 18 miles (29km) north of Mumbai.
Getting to the city
Taxis are the only direct transport from the airport to the city. Make sure to take a government licensed taxi with a fare conversion chart as unlicensed taxis are known to overcharge travellers. The Mumbai Suburban Railway Network consists of three lines, namely the Western, Central and Harbour Lines; all of which connect to various parts of the city. The closest station to Terminal 1 (Vile Parle), is located in Santa Cruz, while the nearest station to Terminal 2 (Andheri) is located in Sahar. Both may be reached via a quick bus or taxi trip from the airport. Buses also travel between the airport and the nearby railway stations of Vile Parle and Andheri. Catch bus 312 in Terminal 1 and bus 321 in Terminal 2 to reach these stations respectively. Auto Rickshaws are also available at Domestic Terminal 1 for transfers to public transport.
+91 (0)22 2615 6500, Terminal 1: +91 (0)22 2615 6600, Terminal 2: +91 (0)22 2682 9000
Car hire, with or without a driver, can be arranged in the Arrivals terminal, through Silver Cabs or Carzonrent. Passengers are strongly advised not to try drive themselves around Mumbai.
Pre-paid taxis are available outside Arrivals, at Terminals 2A and 2C. The journey time is approximately one hour to the city-centre of Mumbai, and costs approximately INR 400.
Transfer between terminals
The two terminals are connected by a free bus service which takes 10-15 minutes.
Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post office.
Luggage: There are left luggage and lost and found facilities in both terminals
Conference and business: The departures areas of both terminals contain executive lounges and a business centre. Conference facilities are available at the nearby Leela Kempinski Hotel.
Other facilities: Facilities include childcare rooms, medical facilities, a prayer room and a smoking lounge.
Wi-fi: Wi-fi is available for free. You have to provide your mobile number to gain access to the network.
Information: Tourist information counters are located in Terminal 1B.
Shopping: In addition to three duty free stores offering an extensive selection of luxury products, CSIA is home to a good range of retail outlets, including Esbeda, Samsonite, Media Mart, Natraj Jewellers, Pavers England, J.K Fashions, Crystal Mirage, Croma, Da Milano, Gili, Landmark, Ethos, William Penn, Swarovski, Hidesign, Lilliput, Little India and Lotus Retail.
Food and Drink: A broad array of restaurants and fast food outlets cater to the tastes of both western and eastern palettes. Popular venues include Veg O' Vegee, Grab n Go, Mumbai Se, Shiv Sagar, Baskin & Robins, Crepetaria, Hot Dog, Mad Over Donuts, Burritos, Dominos, Kailash Parbat, Balaji / Blackberry Restaurant, Curry Kitchen, KFC, Ultra Bar, Celebrations Restaurant, Pizza Hut and The Chocolate Room. There are also some coffee bistros scattered throughout CSIA, including Barista Lavazza, Cafeccino, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Lipton Counter and Coffee and More.
CSIA has a car parking facility at both domestic and international terminals. Parking starts at about INR 110 for the first half and goes up to INR 1100 for a 24 hour period.
Rs. 700 (usually included in the ticket price)
Flights to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are available via Air Arabia, Emirates, Air China, Ethiopian Airlines, GoAir, Air France, AirAsia X, Jet Airways, Kenya Airways, Austrian Airlines, Bahrain Air, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Delta Airlines, EgyptAir, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Iran Air, Kingfisher Airlines, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air India, South African Airways, SpiceJet, Air Mauritius, Swiss International Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and Turkish Airlines.
Free wifi is available in the airport, however a mobile phone is required.
There are executive lounges and a business centre located in each terminal, while the nearby Leela Kempinski Hotel provides conference facilities.
Mumbai International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.