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Welcome to Mumbai International

The airport is located 18 miles (29km) north of Mumbai.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

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 Rs. 400.

Car Parking

Parking comprises 2250 spaces. Prices are Rs.60 for the first 30 minutes, Rs.130 for 30 minutes to 2 hours and Rs.750 for 8-24 hours; each additional hour costs Rs.60.

Car Rental

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.

City Transfers

Taxi: Taxis are the only form of transport offering direct transfers to the city. Choose a prepaid taxi over a metered one as metered taxi drivers are notorious for travelling longer routes to destinations in order to rack up the meter reading. Do not pay more than RS 450-600 for a prepaid taxi, the amount of which will take you past central Mumbai to Colaba, the city's main tourist hub.

Train: Commuting via railway is the fastest way to travel in Mumbai. 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 CSIA's Domestic Terminal 1 is called Vile Parle, which is located in Santa Cruz, while the nearest station to International Terminal 2 is Andheri, located in Sahar. Both stations may be reached via a quick bus or taxi trip from CSIA. A one-way second-class ticket is about RS 9 and a first-class ticket costs around RS 76.

Bus: Buses travel between CSIA and nearby railway stations Vile Parle and Andheri. Catch route no. 312 in Domestic Terminal 1 and no. 321 in International Terminal 2.

Auto Rickshaw: Auto Rickshaws are only licensed to operate in the western suburbs beyond Bandra, and in the central suburbs passed Sion. They are available at Domestic Terminal 1. The minimum fare is RS 11 for 1.2miles (2 km), after which the meter clocks RS 6.50 for each additional 0.6 miles (1 km).


+91 (0)22 2615 6500, Terminal 1: +91 (0)22 2615 6600, Terminal 2: +91 (0)22 2682 9000

Departure Tax
Rs. 700 (usually included in the ticket price)

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.

Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by about 40 percent of the population. Urdu is the language common with the Muslim demographic. India has a total of 22 official languages

The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paise (singular paisa). Major currencies can be changed at banks, and authorised bureaux de changes. It is impossible to obtain rupees outside India, but no matter what time you arrive in India there will be an exchange office open at the airport. It is illegal to exchange money through the black market and it is advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart from the National Bank. It is best to change money into small denominations. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs are not generally available.

Terminal Transfers

The two terminals are five miles (3km) apart, which are connected by a free bus service which takes 10-15 minutes. Several Indian Airlines flights (especially to Goa) depart from the Internationals Terminal.

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