Information & Facts
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.
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 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.
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
Rs. 700 (usually included in the ticket
Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post
Luggage: There are left luggage and lost and found facilities in
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
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
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.
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