Mumbai has two Airports-The
Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport and Santa
Cruz Domestic Airport.At a height of 26 feet
above mean sea level, The Chhatrapati Shivaji International
Airport serves as one of India's major international
airports. It is also the busiest, currently handleing
up to 45 landings and takeoffs per hour.
International Travellers: On arrival
at the Chattrapathi Shivaji Airport (35 kms from city
centre), the immigration, baggage retrieval and customs
areas precede the remainder of the services. Exchange
can be obtained at bank counters just outside the customs
area. Hotel bookings and pre-paid taxis are available.
There are no shops in the arrival area. The departure
lounges are marginally better equipped for shopping.
They also have a restaurant, a snack bar and exchange.
However, check in and emigration is chaotic because
of the bunching of flights at night. Phones are available
at both arrival and departure.
On arrival at the Santa Cruz Airport (25 kms from city
center) the baggage retrieval area is skirted by counters
for various services such as hotel reservations. There
is no pre-paid taxi counter, although some auto-rentals
may represent themselves as such. Taxis are available
from a policed queue outside the terminal. The departure
area has minimal shopping and a snack bar. Phones are
available at both arrival and departure.
Rail: A railway reservation counter is situated in Terminal
2, for connections to the metro rail system; trains
run to the nearby airport Mumbai CST Terminus and Churchgate
for connections to Mumbai and destinations throughout
Bus: A city bus service to Mumbai and a pre-paid coach
service to destinations in the southern states are available.
Intercity coach services can be booked in the Arrivals
areas of Terminal 2.
Taxi: Pre-paid taxis, metered taxis
and motor rickshaws are available at the airport (journey
time to the city centre - 90-180 minutes).
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The Leela Kempinski Hotel is 1.5km (1 mile) from Terminal
2 and 7km from Terminal 1. The hotel runs a shuttle
service to the airport. Other nearby hotels with a courtesy
shuttle service include the Orchid Ecotel Hotel and
the Midland Hotel Mumbai Accommodation can be booked
at the airport; passengers can also arrange to be picked
up and taken to their destination.