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||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.
CHATTRAPATHI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Approach to Venue-NSE Complex, Goregaon (East)
Distance: 9 KM
Travel time by Taxi / Autorikshaw: 30 Minutes
On arrival at the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, pre-paid taxis/Autorikshaws are easily available to reach the venue.
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. 165 + Rs. 10 for luggage
Pre Paid A/C Taxi pre paid Charge (one way): Indian Rs. 205 + Rs. 10 for luggage
For Booking Pre-Paid Taxis
Autorikshaws are also available from the designated stands at a charge (one way) of approx. Indian Rs. 100
CHATTRAPATHI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ DOMESTIC AIRPORT
Distance to Venue: 15 KM
Travel time by Taxi/Autorikshaw: 30 Minutes
No prepaid taxi available at domestic airport but metered taxis/Autorikshaw are available from outside the Arrival area.
Non A/C Taxi Charge (one way): approx Indian Rs. 200
Autorikshaw Charge (one way): approx. Indian Rs. 150
The Maharajah Lounge for first and business passengers houses a business center, library, bar and music room. The transit lounge also has a business center, as well as a gym and sleeping areas. There is also another lounge for unaccompanied minors.
There are plenty of baggage trolleys free at all terminal buildings. Porters can help with luggage. Porters are part of an association; avoid unauthorized porters and touts outside the terminal buildings. Porterage is supposed to be free of charge. The usual tip is 10 rupees per piece.
Most 5 Star hotels provide free buses from the Airports to the hotels and back. The bus is for hotel guests, but will take others, as space permits.
E.A.T.S. (Ex-servicemen's Airlink Transport Services) buses provide an inexpensive way to travel between airports and to the Air India building in the Fort area downtown.
There are yellow-top or blue air-conditioned taxis available round-the-clock to take you to the city. These are located immediately outside the airport terminals. The rates to most destinations are displayed prominently at the pre-paid taxi counters in the arrival side of the terminal buildings.
There are car rental counters open 24 hours at the airport. Self-drive cars are not available. Air-conditioned as well as non-air-conditioned cars are available. Chauffeurs are available too. Chauffeurs charge Rs. 100 to Rs. 150 per day.
There are State Bank of India extension counters within the terminal where one can change currency into rupees, or back into foreign currency before departure. The bank counters are conveniently located and visible in the main arrival and departure halls.
It is advisable to have at least 200 rupees in 10-rupee notes since change virtually does not exist in India . The smaller notes will come in handy for tips.
Coin-operated telephones are found at convenient locations throughout the airport. Manned telephone booths are also open at all terminals around the clock.
For local calls within Mumbai, the user should put in a new one-rupee coin.
CITY MAPS AND COUNTRY GUIDEBOOKS
These are available in the bookstall within the airport, and also at the tourism department's counter.
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 STATION
Taxi charge from surface Station Andheri (East): Approx Indian Rs. 125
Autorikshaw Charge from surface station Andheri (East): Approx Indian Rs. 75
FROM GOREGAON STATION
Taxi charge From surface Station Goregaon (East): Approx Indian Rs. 30
Autorikshaw Charge from surface station Goregaon (East): Approx Indian Rs. 20