Airports in Mumbai
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
Mumbai International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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