TO AND FROM MUMBAI AIRPORT TRANSPORT
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is India's second busiest airport. It is one of the main international gateways to enter the country. The airport serves the city of Mumbai and its suburban areas. Its domestic and international terminals are situated in two separate places in the western suburbs of Santacruz and Andheri, respectively. The distance between these two terminals is 4 km.
The Mumbai Suburban Railway Network is the quickest way to commute within the city. Commonly referred to as local trains, Mumbai trains have three different lines- the Western Line, the Central Main Line, and the Harbour Line. This extensive network reaches to almost all parts of the city and the suburbs and is the most preferred way to commute amongst the people of Mumbai.
The nearest suburban railway station from CSMIA's domestic terminals in Santacruz is Vile Parle (East). Andheri (East) is the nearest suburban railway station from the International terminal at Sahar.
Mumbai is also well connected to the rest of country by the railway network. For more information log on to http://www.indianrailways.gov.in
Bus to airport
Mumbai city and its suburbs are also connected through the bus service provided by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). As this efficient service spans across the city and has economical fares, BEST buses are preferred forms of public transport for many. Bus stops are spread all over the city at regular distances. Bus routes are numbered and the signs indicate the origin and destination of the buses.
The following bus routes pass through these terminals:
Domestic Terminals: You can take the bus route no. 312 to commute to Vile Parle (East) and Andheri (East) railway stations.
International Terminal: You can take the bus route no. 321 to commute to Vile Parle East. Bus route no. 308 will take you to Andheri (East) railway station.
BEST also offers Air conditioned and Express bus services.
You can log on http://www.bestundertaking.com to find out about the routes and fares.
Private and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses also operate from Mumbai to other parts of the country.
Government licensed taxis are available and operate throughout the city of Mumbai and the suburbs. All of these taxis have meters. A fare conversion chart is available with the taxi driver and it is advisable to pay according to the meter.
Prepaid taxis are available at both Domestic and International Terminals. A number of private taxi providers and car rentals are available as well. One can find counters of these providers at the arrival area of terminals.
Auto rickshaw is a three wheeler vehicle. This metered mode of public transport operates only in the suburbs - post Bandra in the western suburbs and till Sion in the central suburbs.
A fare conversion chart is available with all auto rickshaws and it is advisable to pay according to the meter.
Auto Rickshaws are available at the Domestic Terminal and International Terminal.