There are no direct buses connect Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport to Mumbai city center.
Bus 312 and Bus 308 gets you to the closest train stations Andheri and Vile Parle. From those stations you can get a train to Mumbai.
Keep in mind that, in Mumbai, the buses get overcrowded; if you are not a local or really tight on budget you should simply forget about this option and take a cap that costs around ₹700-900.
There is no metro/train connection available at Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport. You need to take a taxi or a rickshaw to get the nearest station where you can take the train to Mumbai city center.
The closest stations are:
Vile Parle (East): this the closest station to Terminal 1 and it is located in Santa Cruz, take bus 312 from Domestic terminal.
Andheri (East): this is the closest station to Terminal 2 and it is located in Sahar, take Bus 312 from Domestic terminal or Bus 308 from International terminal.
Keep in mind that this is a complex trip, the trains are super crowded and if you are not a local or extremely tight on budget you should simply forget about this option and take a cap that costs around ₹700-900.
Taxis are the only direct way to get to Mumbai city center from Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport.
Pre-paid taxi booths are located right after customs inside the terminal. As you book your ride, you will be given a receipt that shows how much money you should pay (This is the total money that you should pay, do not pay anything extra). After getting the receipt you will be shown your taxi and driver.
A typical taxi trip to Mumbai city center takes between 45 minutes and 2 hours and the fee is around ₹700-900.
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies/drivers or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
• Always book an official or prebooked ride, avoid getting non-authorized taxi for safety issues. As you exit the airport, you will be surrounded by those non-authorized taxi drivers. They will try to fool you and in the end you will end up paying more than you should have paid; so just ignore anyone who comes to you to offer taxi.
• Traffic jams are pretty common in Mumbai; taking a metered taxi is quite risky as you might end up stuck in the traffic and pay a huge fee.
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