Chhatrapati Shivaji International is South Asia's busiest airport, located in the commercial capital of Mumbai. It has undergone huge expansion and flies over 24 million passengers a year. The 35-km (22-mile) journey into the city's southern hub takes at least an hour by taxi – traffic permitting.
Distance from city centre
34km (21 miles) north of Mumbai.
There are car parks at all terminals, including short-stay and long-stay.
Specific airport features
Queues can be extraordinarily long, especially for night flights so take snacks and books to read. On departure, Indian rupees can only be changed with a receipt from a registered money changer or from the ATM machine where the money was withdrawn. It is worth having small dollar bills to change on arrival.
Airport telephone number
+91 22 2626 4000 (1A/1B, domestic airlines); +91 22 2681 3000 (2A/2C, international airlines)
These are useful guidelines only – always check in advance to find out which terminal your flight departs from. It could be a long wait for the shuttle bus between Terminals 1 and 2 (every 30 minutes), and the taxi journey can take 30 minutes on the congested streets. It is only a short walk from Terminals 1A to 1B, and from 2B to 2C.
No. of terminals
Four - two international and two domestic.
Transport between terminals
A free shuttle bus runs between the international and domestic terminals every 30 minutes during the day and takes 20 minutes. International passengers must possess a confirmed ticket for an onward domestic flight. A taxi costs Rs110 and takes 15 minutes. It is an easy walk between the terminals within the domestic and international buildings.
Domestic flights operate out of Terminal 1A. The check-in area is on the first floor of the terminal building in Santa Cruz.
Terminal 1B, also in Santa Cruz, is for the plethora of private domestic airlines. The check-in area is near the front of the single-level building.
Most international airlines operate out of Terminal 2B, located along with Terminal 2C, at Sahar.
Some international airlines operate from Terminal 2C.