Flights to Mumbai

Cheap Flights to Mumbai

Mumbai is known as the City of Dreams, for the opportunities it presents for those who are in search of good quality life and it is a country that one should experience for themselves.

The hub of fashion, food and films (Bollywood), Mumbai will not disappoint. From boutiques at Bandra Hill Road with the latest fashion trends, unique jewellery found on Colaba Causeway and designer stores, to historic eateries and roadside food stalls and, of course, beautiful film-sets, it feels like there is never enough time to experience it all.

Peak and off season: When to get the best deal

India has extreme weathers in terms of rain and heat, so it is important to make sure that you organise your trip according to the weather you prefer, as well as the fares.

The peak seasons are between June to August, where fares are higher.

The off-peak season is between April 1 - May 30 and September 1 - October 31, where fares are lower and the weather is great.

In terms of weather, Summer is from June to August with high temperatures, so tourism is pretty slow and the cost of living would be lower.

Fall is from September to November where it is humid and windy and it may rain. However, during this period, tourism sees an increase, so the prices of accommodation go up.

Winter is from December to February. This time of the year it is quite pleasant and tourism sees a spike, which causes higher rates.

Getting to and from the airport

Mumbai Airport is located in Andheri which is 8km downtown Mumbai. Due to the potential for heavy unexpected traffic, it could take 25 minutes to 2 hours to get to downtown Mumbai from the Airport. Therefore it's important that you set aside enough time to head to the airport so that you don't miss your flight.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Facilities & Services

Mumbai Airport offers the following facilities:

  • Wifi
  • Children’s play area
  • Restaurants
  • Duty-Free
  • Prayer Rooms
  • Arts and Culture
  • Spa

Getting to Mumbai

There are different means of transport that you could take to and from the airport as well as in the city:

  • Taxi: You can choose between a prepaid or metered taxi. It is recommended to take the prepaid taxi as you will be paying a fixed fare for your ride. The metered taxi is black and yellow in colour while the prepaid taxis are the ones known as the cool cabs which come with air conditioning. The different cab companies that you can use are Tab Cab, Apollo Cabs, Easy Cab, Meera Cabs and Meru Cabs.

 

  • Uber and Ola: You could also call for an Uber or Ola if you are more comfortable. This way you could also share a ride if there are people going to the same destination as you are.

 

  • Rickshaw: Take in Mumbai’s first experience by taking the local transport the Rickshaw. It is a metered mode of transport that operates in the nearby suburbs and you can take it from Mumbai Airport Terminal 1. However, if you have quite a bit of luggage, it would be better to take a taxi.
     
  • Car Rental: If you would like the freedom for driving around Mumbai then you could also hire a car. For greater distances, it would be better to take a taxi to the train station to save on cost. Take a look at the <a href="https://www.mumbaiairport.com/car-rental.php#/searchcars">car rental page</a> for more information.

What to do in Mumbai

The Gateway of India located in Mumbai is quite known around the world, but there are also some attractions in Mumbai that go unnoticed. The attractions you must visit are:

  • Mumbai Film City
  • Marine Drive Trail
  • Elephanta Island
  • The Taj Palace Hotel
  • Oshiwara Antique Market
  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Juhu and Marine Drive Chowpatty Beaches
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Global Pagoda
  • Kanheri Caves


 

What to eat in Mumbai

Mumbai being a major food hub has tons of eateries but the ones you have to try are:

  • Pani Puri (crunchy globe like outer layer filled with chilled coriander spicy water and tamarind paste) at Elco, Bandra
  • Dosa (South Indian Crepe) at Dakshiniyan in Teen Batti
  • Sandwiches and Salads at Kitchen Garden by Suzette in Pali

Besides these specific items, eating the best street food at Girgaum Chowpatty, Mohammed Ali Road, Zaveri Bazaar Street, Khau Galli and Haji Ali Juice Centre is a must.

Check if you need a visa to travel

It is a requirement for most nationalities to have a visa to enter for more than 72 hours.  Visa information can be found here.

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