Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) Information
(Mumbai / Bombay, Maharashtra, India)
The Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the second-busiest in India, handling some 30 million passengers per year. This modern and efficient two-terminal airport receives flights from all over the world with major airlines, including flights from London with British Airways, flights from the USA with Delta Air Lines, and flights from Sydney with Qantas.
Terminal 1, for domestic traffic, is split into two sections - 1A (Air India) and 1B (Jet Airways), while Terminal 2, for international traffic, is divided into three sections - 2A (most airlines) and 2B and 2C (Air India). Emirates, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and AirAsia all operate in 2A.
Mumbai's airport, which was begun during WWII, is today totally different from its original incarnation, with expanded sections and a separate international terminal in adjacent Sahar. The airport is situated within the city's municipal limits and is connected to the city centre by road and public transport.
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)
Address: Airport road, Mumbai 400 099, India
Tel: +91 22 615 6789 / +91 22 615 6793
The Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport lies 32 km / 20 miles to the north of the heart of the city. The site has convenient motorway access and is close to Bandra West, Chembur, Oros, Santacruz East and Vile Parle East.
Mumbai Airport Guide
- Currency exchange in the Arrivals areas
- ATMs in International Arrivals
- Cafés (including the Noodle Bar), restaurants (including the IIFA Bar and Restaurant), bars and vending machines
- Duty free stores in Terminal 2 Departures along with various other shops, including Media Mart and Natraj Jewellers
- Car hire companies including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Sixt
- Business centres with meeting rooms in both terminals
- Good disabled persons' access, dedicated parking, wheelchairs and adapted elevators, ramps and toilets
- Short-term parking near the terminals and long-stay parking farther afield
There is a surprisingly good road network around the site, with access to the city of Mumbai being provided by the Western Express Highway and the SV Road. Drivers should head west out of the airport and then south onto the highway. Of note, the trip time into the city is about 45 minutes. Running directly into the centre is the Highway 3 (east of the airport).
Public buses travel to and from both terminals' Arrivals areas, with fares being cheap and departures frequent. Intercity buses also run to destinations farther afield. Be sure to make use of your hotel's shuttle service if it has one. Buses take about an hour to reach the city.
Railway and metro rail lines are nearby, although they don't run to the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport itself. It is possible to take bus number 321 or 308 to the nearby Vile Parle Station and then a train direct to the city. Consider buying a first-class ticket to avoid the crowds.
Taxis are ubiquitous, but visitors should stick to the pre-paid cabs. There are many pre-paid counters in both Arrivals areas. Meter taxis are also available and while they may sound like a better idea, there's more chance of being taken on an indirect route to Mumbai. Motor rickshaws can also be hired and prices often involve some haggling.