Mumbai, Mumbai Airport

Mumbai Airport and its Ground Transport

Mumbai Airport or Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which was formerly called the Sahar International Airport came into action in 1942 and today is the main international airport that serves one of the most well known cities of India, Mumbai. Ranked as the second busiest airport in India, the Mumbai Airport is also said to be the 48th busiest airport in world, as claimed by Airports Council International in 2013. The airport has 5 operating terminals, spreading oven an operational area of 1,850 acres. The Mumbai International airport has handled a record 51 movements in one hour since it came into function. The airport is also known for its well scheduled flights and timely landing and takeoffs.


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is a primary hub for Go Air, Jet Airways, Air India and Jet Konnect. The airport also acts as a secondary hub for Spice Jet and IndiGo. For cargo, the airport is a hub to Blue Dart Aviation.

Ground Transportation

Taxis, buses, car rentals and train, all options are available for you if you want to travel to some area within Mumbai or out of the city.


Taxi is one of the best options to move from the airport to the city centre. Two types of taxis are operating from the airport; normal metered and the prepaid taxis. Prepaid taxis are recommended for you because the prices are fixed and you will receive a receipt. The driver will not ask for any extra charges apart from that. If you are willing to purchase a ticket, then the counter is located just towards the exit. If you are travelling within Mumbai, then the journey can take up to 2 hours, depending on the condition of the traffic. And for reliable transportation you can book Mumbai airport taxi here.


The Mumbai rail station is located quite near the airport and there are several bus routes that connect the passengers from the airport to the railway allowing them to travel fast and at low costs. BEST or Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport, offers routes from both International and Domestic Terminals.


Similarly, you can rent a car beforehand to travel within Mumbai without having to depend of on any driver. You will be independent to travel anywhere; the option is best for people who are well aware of the city and its roads.




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