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How to Reach Mumbai

Mumbai is a metropolitan city in India and is well-linked with the rest of the country by all means of transport. This beautiful city is a popular tourist destination in India and thrived by many travelers all year round. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the primary airport that serves the city. Mumbai Central Station has excellent connectivity with India's major cities and towns. In addition, the city is well-connected with numerous state and national highways. There are multiple transport options available for reaching Mumbai. Here is detailed information about how to reach Mumbai by road, air, and rail.

How to Reach Mumbai by Air (Flight)

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is one of the major airports of India that connects Mumbai with different corners of the globe like Mauritius, Kuala Lumpur, London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Goa, Lucknow, Delhi, Jeddah, Singapore, and many others. Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is located at a distance of 4 km from the International airport, which connects Mumbai with the major cities and towns of India. The airport is functional round the clock. In addition, there is the easy availability of taxis, autos, and buses from both airports.

Travel by Flight

Travel Time



Delhi to Mumbai

2 hours 15 minutes

1148 km

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Chennai to Mumbai

1 hour 50 minutes

1028 km

Chennai International Airport

Bengaluru to Mumbai

1 hour 40 minutes

842 km

Kempegowda International Airport

Pune to Mumbai

5 hour 50 minutes

118 km

Sri Guru Ram Das Ji Pune International Airport

Kolkata to Mumbai

2 hours 40 minutes

1652 km

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Ahmedabad to Mumbai

1 hours 20 minutes

441 km

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

Chandigarh to Mumbai

2 hour 45 minutes

1351 km

Chandigarh International Airport

Amritsar to Mumbai

2 hours 30 minutes

1409 km

Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

Hyderabad to Mumbai

1 hours 25 minutes

617 km

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

How to Reach Mumbai by Rail (Train)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Bombay Central are two major railway stations that connect Mumbai with different parts of the country. Trains from West, East, and Central India arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. However, Bombay Central Station has trains coming from North India usually. Buses, cabs, and taxis are easily available from these railway stations to the other parts of the city.

Travel by Train

Destination Station

Travel Time


Train Name

Delhi to Mumbai

Mumbai Central Railway Station

16 hours 50 minutes

1414 km

August Kranti Rajdhani

Chennai to Mumbai

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

21 hours 35 min

1337 km

MAS LTT Express

Bengaluru to Mumbai

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

21 hours 45 minutes

982 km

KSR Bengaluru Express

Pune to Mumbai

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

3 hours 10 min

151 km

Deccan Queen Express

Ahmedabad to Mumbai

Mumbai Central Railway Station

6 hours 35 min

523 km

MMCT Duronto Express

Kolkata to Mumbai

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

31 hours 15 minutes

2156 km


Indore to Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

13 hours 30 minutes

584 km

Avantika Express

Goa to Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

8 hours 50 minutes

585 km

CSMT Janshatabdi

How to Reach Mumbai by Road (Bus, Taxi)

Mumbai is connected to different cities and towns of India with well-maintained national and state highways. The city can be reached by National Highways number- 4, 17, 8, 9, 50, and 3. The interstate buses run across West India like Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Gujarat, Mahabaleshwar, Goa, and Panchgani to Mumbai. Travelers can choose from luxury or budget buses to commute to other cities or from Mumbai. The town in itself, too, has brilliant connectivity. There is the easy availability of autos, taxis, and buses. Local trains are yet another way of traveling within the city.





Pune to Mumbai distance

152 km

2 hours 50 min

Mumbai Pune Highway & NH 48

Pondicherry to Mumbai distance

1346 km

22 hours 40 min

NH 48 SH 4

Goa to Mumbai distance

585 km

11 hours 10 min

NH 748 & NH 48

Bengaluru to Mumbai distance

982 km

16 hours 35 min

NH 48

Udaipur to Mumbai distance

752 km

13 hours 20 min

NH 48

Mount Abu to Mumbai distance

750 km

14 hours 10 min

NH 48 & NE 1

Hyderabad to Mumbai distance

712 km

13 hours 30 min

NH 65

Vijaywada to Mumbai distance

997 km

17 hours 10 min

NH 65

Nagpur to Mumbai distance

843 km

16 hours 50 minutes

NH 53 NH 160

Travel by Ship

Tourists can travel to Mumbai by ship also. Cordelia cruise is one of the popular cruises that offer services to travel to Mumbai from Goa. Besides this, travelers can also travel across Maharashtra by boat. The most popular places to visit from Mumbai are Alibaug, Mandawa, Elephanta Caves, and Gorai. From luxurious to passenger boats and ships, a wide range of options is available to travel to and from Mumbai.

Getting Around in Mumbai

Mumbai is known for its local train network and a fleet of government-run buses. Auto rickshaws and taxis also make sightseeing tours in Mumbai comfortable. Here are several options for getting around in Mumbai are:

Local Trains/ Sub-urban Trains:

Local trains in Mumbai are one of the best ways to travel within the city. This is a city's lifeline, which connects it through the extensive suburban rail network. Virar, Church Gate, Borivali, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and Thane are popular and busiest suburban railway stations. The trains run from 4 AM to 1 AM. From 1st class to passenger class, there are numerous coaches in a train whose fare prices differ. Tourists can choose to travel by local trains and reach their destination without hassle.

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Bus:

It is one of the best ways to travel in Mumbai as it takes you to places you cannot reach by local train. From Mumbai to Navi Mumbai and Mira Bhayander, BEST buses take people to their destinations across the city. Different local buses connect the city, from AC buses to ordinary passenger buses.

Taxi and Autorickshaw:

You can choose to explore the city by private taxis and auto-rickshaws. These are among the most comfortable, convenient, and fast modes to travel around Mumbai. You can easily book or hire them on the spot to travel in the city. Most of the auto-rickshaws and taxis charge according to the meter reading. In another case, you can negotiate beforehand.

From reaching another city to Mumbai to traveling in the town, the modes of transportation are easily available and comfortable. Mumbai is one of the most popular cities that has the title of the city that never sleeps. If you are planning your vacation in Mumbai, you can contact our well-curated Mumbai tour packages. We aim to give you a comfortable vacation by adding meals, sightseeing, stays, and transfers to our packages. So contact us to plan a vacation like never before with the help of our tour experts.


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