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Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the busiest airport in India, with about 45 airlines operating around 300 flights a day. Currently, 12 million passengers and 150,000 tons of international cargo are handled each year.
The complex is actually two commercial airports 4kms (2-1/2 miles) apart. The domestic airport (Terminal I) is at Santa Cruz , 26 km from the city. The international airport (Terminal II) is located at Sahar, 30 km (18 miles) north of the city. A courtesy shuttle service links the two. Travel time from the airport by taxi or car to the city is about an hour, but can take two hours at peak hours.
|International Airlines||Arrival/Departure||International Airlines||Departure|
|Air France||Terminal 2-A||Gulf Air||Terminal 2-A|
|Air India||Terminal 2-C||KLM Airlines||Terminal 2-C|
|Air Lanka||Terminal 2-A||Lufthansa||Terminal 2-A|
|British Airways||Terminal 2-A||Saudi Arabian Airlines||Terminal 2-A|
|Cathay Pacific||Terminal 2-A||Singapore Airlines||Terminal 2-A|
|Delta Airlines||Terminal 2-A||Swiss Air||Terminal 2-A|
|Emirates||Terminal 2-A||Etihad Airways||Terminal 2-A|
|Indian Airlines||Terminal 1-A|
|Air Sahara||Terminal 1-B|
|Air Deccan||Terminal 1-B|
Terminal II-A is for international flights operated by Indian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines. Terminal II-B is for international flights operated by foreign airlines handled by Air India, All Nippon Airways, Alymeda Democratic, Bangladesh Biman, Egypt Air, El Al, Ethiopian Airlines, Iran Air, Kenya Airways, Korean Airways, Royal Nepal Airlines, South Africa Airways, Syrian Arab Airlines and Yemen Airways.
Mumbai has trains connecting it to all the major cities of the country. Intercity trains in Mumbai are very good, and are the fastest and cheapest way to move around in Mumbai. Mumbai is virtually the only place in India where it's worth taking trains for travel within a city. There are fast trains every 10-12 minutes and slow trains, which stop at all stations every 3 minutes. Trains begin operating just after 4 a.m. and run until almost 1 a.m. The service is efficient and easy to navigate but woefully overcrowded. There are special 'ladies only' carriages as well as first class carriages. First class travel costs 10-15 times more than second on single fare.
The most useful service is the Western Railway operating from Churchgate heading north to stations such as Charni Road (for Opera House), Vile Parle (Domestic Airport), Andheri (International Airport & SEEPZ) and Goregaon (NSC Exhibition Grounds). Western Railway running between Churchgate and Virar. Central Railway running between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (C.S.T) and Kasara/Karjat Harbour Line running between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (C.S.T) and Panvel. Location Map Click here to know more.
Approach to Venue-NSE Complex, Goregaon (East)
Autorikshaws & Taxis are available from Andheri (East)/Goregaon (East) surface stations, destination name NSE Complex, Goregaon (Landmark next to Nirlon Compound, Opp. Mahananda Dairy).
Nearest surface Station Name: Andheri (East)/Goregaon (East) Distance from Andheri station: 8 KM Distance from Goregaon station: 1 KM
RATES FOR TAXIS/AUTORIKSHAW FROM ANDHERI STATIONTaxi charge from surface Station Andheri (East): Approx Indian Rs. 125
FROM GOREGAON STATIONTaxi charge From surface Station Goregaon (East): Approx Indian Rs. 30
Mumbai is well connected to all the cities of Maharashtra by bus. Intercity bus services are also very well serviced and feasible.
The Public Bus Service (BEST) is run by a government organization "The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking". The main BEST Depot is in Colaba. It has a fleet of red single and double-decker buses. There are newly introduced air-conditioned buses as well. Mumbai's buses are good for traveling short distances in the city. Fares around South Mumbai are very cheap. Getting on a double-decker bus is a good, cheap way to have a look around Mumbai. Route numbers and destinations on the front of buses are written in Marathi; English signs are on the side. Mumbai's yellow and black taxis are a convenient way to travel around the city. A tariff card converting the meter reading into rupees fixes payment. A Taxi ride is the safest bet for a traveller based in South Mumbai. Cool Cabs, blue and air-conditioned taxis are also available. Auto-rickshaws are confined to the suburbs of the city. There are no Auto-rickshaws between Colaba/Mahim in the west and Colaba/Sion in the east. All cabs and auto-rickshaws follow a separate midnight fare, which can be verified on a fare card. Insist on paying by the meter-you can pick up a fare card of your own from the local railway station or from any traffic junction. Useful Information PRE-PAID TAXIS Pre-paid taxis are easily available at fixed rates from counters situated just beyond the Baggage Collection area at the following rates: Pre paid Non A/C Taxi Charge (one way): Indian Rs. 155 + Rs. 10 for luggage Pre Paid A/C Taxi pre paid Charge (one way): Indian Rs. 195 + Rs. 10 for luggage
Approach to Venue-NSE Complex, Goregaon (East)
The Public Bus Service (BEST) is run by a government organization "The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking". The main BEST Depot is in Colaba. It has a fleet of red single and double-decker buses. There are newly introduced air-conditioned buses as well. Mumbai's buses are good for traveling short distances in the city. Fares around South Mumbai are very cheap. Getting on a double-decker bus is a good, cheap way to have a look around Mumbai. Route numbers and destinations on the front of buses are written in Marathi; English signs are on the side.
Auto-rickshaws are only allowed to operate beyond Bandra in the western suburbs and beyond Sion in the central suburbs.
Taxis are cheap and plentiful ($15-18 should be enough to take you from one end of the city to the other). Most taxis in Mumbai are small-medium sized cars (non air-conditioned), painted black-and-yellow (black on lower body and yellow on roof). You can hail a cab off the streets. Always pay as per the tariff card !!. Also, according to law, taxi driver cannot refuse a fare. If a driver does refuse, a threat to complain to the nearest cop usually does the trick. However, if you want a comfortable, air-conditioned ride at a small surcharge of 25 percent over normal taxis it's best to travel by branded cab services that operate at government-approved tariffs. These services operate modern fleets with well trained drivers. You can get them at 30-60 minutes notice, they are clean, air-conditioned, equipped with digital, tamper-proof meters, punctual, honest, and GPS-equipped-monitored, which makes them far secure at any time. If you're using a mobile phone, you receive an SMS with the driver's name, mobile number and car number 30 minutes before scheduled departure.
Some branded cab services are:
Taxi/CAB :- Flag Down Fare (First Km) Rs.16/-
Auto rickshaw :-Flag Down Fare (First Km) Rs.12/-
Night charge 25% extra on above
Mumbai has its own stand when it comes to serving- epicure cuisine, calm cafes, and trendy pubs. Mumbai is a commercial city and a home to people from all parts of the country. So it implies to the kind of eat outs too, going hand in hand with the fast growing pace of this glamorous city. In the last few years Mumbai has witnessed the tremendous explosion in fine dining, ethnic eateries and nightclubs. These places are not just a place of eating, but-relaxing, partying and also for the meetings with clients. The one can always find their choice of food - Indian (Punjabi, Mumbai thali, Gujarathi, Mangalorean, etc) Continental, Chinese, Pizzas or the Mumbai's special bhel puri or spicy Masala Puris and the Cool Cafe's. Mumbai Restaurants offer varied varieties of dishes at all budgets and most of the best are open all 24 hours / 7 days of a week.