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Transportation to Mumbai Airport from the City Center

With a population of over 20 million Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is the most populated city in India and one of the most populated cities in the world. Mumbai is also home to one of the country’s busiest airports, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the second busiest airport in India, operating flights to major international destinations around the world.  Every year Mumbia welcomes countless visitors from different parts of the world.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was created from the combination of Santa Cruz Airport and Sahar Airport. Today the airport contains numerous services and amenities to meet passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport connects Mumbai to different regions in India and major destinations across the world.

The airport is located in relatively close proximity to the city. However getting to and from the airport can take much longer than expected due to the heavy traffic conditions in the city. Traveling between the city center and the airport can take between 45 minutes and 2 hours depending on the traffic and the method of transportation you use. The most convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport from the city center is by taxi.

There isn’t direct access to the airport by train but passengers can transfer to the train using buses. Trains are the fastest method of transportation in the city but they are extremely crowded at almost every hour of the day. The train is so overcrowded that we wouldn’t recommend using it as a transportation alternative.

Taxi

Taxis are a comfortable way to get to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from the city center. The only thing you have to pay attention to is making sure you use a prepaid taxi. By using a prepaid taxi you pay the fare beforehand and avoid any chances of overpaying. There are regular taxis that run metered fares in the city as well but when you take the heavy traffic conditions in the city into account, these taxis can cost more than prepaid taxis.  

Bus

There are no direct bus routes that provide transportation from the city center to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Passengers can take the train from the city center to the nearby areas of Ville Parle and Andheri and take a bus from there to the airport. The bus from this region to the airport is very short. Buses and trains in Mumbai are incredibly crowded and therefore not a very comfortable transportation alternative. However, they are preferred by those who are looking for a quick transportation alternative since they bypass most of the city’s traffic. It is a method of transportation to consider, especially if you don’t have a lot of luggage.

Train

Another transportation alternative available to get to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is by train. The train is a much faster alternative compared to other methods of transportation. However, the train is always incredibly crowded. So if you’re looking for a convenient method of transportation we would recommend taking a taxi, even though taxis are more expensive compared to trains. Those who want to take the train can depart from the city center and travel to the Andheri or Ville Parle areas, which are in close proximity to the airport. From here you have to transfer to a bus that provides transportation to the airport. The train can be a viable transportation alternative if you don’t have a lot of luggage.

Hotel Shuttle Services

There are many major hotels located in the city center of Mumbai, which is a very bustling tourist destination. Major hotels that are located in the city center offer guests hotel shuttle services to and from the airport. Some hotels offer these services to their guests at a fee while some of them offer these services for free. Hotel shuttle services pick you up from in front of your hotel and provide direct transportation to the airport. This is one of the most reliable and comfortable transportation alternatives to get to the airport from the city center, especially if you have heavy or excess luggage.

Rental Car

Renting a car in Mumbai is another alternative to get to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and to get around in the city during your trip. There are rental car offices located in many parts of the city where you can rent a vehicle that meets your exact specifications.

Although traffic in the city is quite congested and somewhat complicated the comfort of being in your own vehicle instead of a crowded train or bus makes renting a car worth it. However, if you plan on travelling between cities in India by car keep in mind that there would be a lot of distance to travel.

Limousine

Another transportation alternative to get to the airport, and get around in the city and its surrounding areas, is renting a limousine. Usually limousine services come with a chauffer and can be rented on an hourly or daily basis. Renting a limousine is quite expensive but it is a very comfortable means of transportation. If you want to rent a limousine we suggest researching companies online and comparing prices beforehand.

Shared Rides

Shared ride services are ideal for those who want to travel to the airport by taxi but who don’t want to pay a lot of money. Shared ride services offer a cheaper opportunity that is still comfortable and convenient. Shared ride services can accommodate a number of people who will then split the fare, offering a cheaper total cost to get to the airport in a vehicle that is as comfortable as a taxi. If you can’t find other passengers to share a ride with, you can ask your hotel for assistance.  

Airport Information

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport connects the city of Mumbai, one of India’s most populated and most developed cities, to the world. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the city’s primary international airport and the country’s second busiest airport. The airport operates domestic flights and international flights out of 2 passenger terminals. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport links the city of Mumbai with major international destinations around the world, such as Paris, London, Singapore, Istanbul, Bangkok, Dubai, and Frankfurt. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport features a variety of services and amenities aimed at meeting passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport contains restaurants and cafes that offer delicious flavors from Indian cuisine and international cuisine. If you want to grab a bite to eat at the airport you can dine at quick service restaurants, restaurants, bars, cafes, or snack bars, including Amreli, Asia 7, Baker Street, Burger King, Café Istanbul, Costa Coffee, Haagen Dazs, KFC, Masala Twist, Olive Bistro, Pizza Hut, Street Foods of India, Vaango, and Zambar. The airport also contains stores that offer an almost endless selection of products, kiosks where you can buy magazines, books, or newspapers, gift shops where you can buy last minute souvenirs, and an extremely large duty free shop.

The airport features private passenger lounges where you can rest, work, and spend time in a relaxing environment. Other basic passenger services at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport include ATMs, currency exchange services, spa services, Wi-Fi, smoking zones, prayer/meditation rooms, child care rooms, medical center, lost and found, children’s play areas, and postal services.

There are different accommodation alternatives available for passengers who want to stay at the airport or nearby. Hotels that passengers can choose from include the Hyatt Regency, The Lalit Mumbai, The Leela Mumbai, Hilton Mumbai, and Hotel Suba International. We recommend taking a the city guide from the airport because it will come in handy during your trip.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Dubai City Center from Airport

Dubai Intl. Airport

Taxi

Taxi rates in Dubai are quite cheap. Since the airport is located in such close proximity to the city center taxis are one of the most preferred methods of transportation. Especially if you’re traveling with a few people! Airport taxis belong to a state-run company and all of them operate by using a taximeter. Most of the taxi drivers are immigrants who speak English. The taxi ride to the city center from the airport is quite short, when there’s no traffic. For example, it takes about 10 minutes to get to the city center and about 15 minutes to get to the World Trade Center. You can find airport taxis at the arrivals hall exit of every terminal. 

Bus

Buses are the cheapest transportation alternative to get to the city center but taking a taxi is a bit more laborious. Buses are also a slower method of transportation especially if you have a lot of luggage and land during rush hour.  People who are familiar with the city generally prefer taking the bus. You can access different buses from the airport’s three terminals. However, the main bus line passes by the bus stop in front of Terminal 1. Most of the international flights to Dubai land at Terminal 1. Some lines pass by more than one terminal. There are bus lines with various routes that run every 20-30 minutes from Terminal 1. The most widely used bus lines to get to the city center are lines 401 and 402. Bus line 401 departs from Dubai International Airport and goes to the Al Sabkha stop, with stops along the way including DNATA, Al Maktoum Road, and Deira Taxi Station.

Bus line 402 departs from the airport and goes to the Al Ghubaiba stop, with stops along the way including Deira City Center, Al Karama, Golden Sands, and Al Mankhool.

In addition to these two main lines there are other lines that pass in front of Terminal 1. You can take the C1 bus to Satwa Bus Station, bus No. 4 to the Rashidiya stop or Gold Souq stop, or bus X28 to destinations that are further away, like the Jebel Ali stop. You can also access these stops taking other buses that follow different routes.

Buses usually operate from 5 am to 11 pm. The operating hours for certain bus lines can vary. There are also bus lines that operate at night. For example the C1 line is a night bus, which departs from Terminal 3, passes by Terminal 1, and runs on the following route to the Satwa Bus Station, Cargo Village, Flame Intersection, DNATA, Clock Tower, and El Maktum.

The N4 bus, which goes to the same station but passes through Deira City Center, is another. The N1 night bus departs from Terminal 2, stops at Terminal 1, and goes through Deira City Center all the way to the Jebel Ali Gardens.

Passengers going to Abu Dhabi from Dubai need to get on the buses departing from Al Ghubaiba. Abu Dhabi is located 160 km from the city center and the bus ride there takes about 2 hours.

Similarly, those who want to go to Sharjah, which is located 10 km from Dubai, can find buses that depart from the same stop. One thing to take note of is making sure to get your bus ticket or bus card before boarding the bus because you cannot pay in cash on the bus. You can purchase a single use or daily use bus card. You have to swipe your card twice on the bus, once when you get on and once when you get off. 

Metro

One of the easiest and most comfortable transportation alternatives to get to the city center is by metro. By using Dubai’s modern metro network you can get to the city center and surrounding locations avoiding any traffic. A standard metro ticket is slightly more expensive than the bus but it is still very reasonable. The metro also features different ticket classes for those who want a more comfortable experience. The Gold Class ticket is twice as much as a standard ticket. The Dubai Metro also has areas reserved solely for women and children. These areas are not mandatory but women who want can travel in a separate section by using these areas. The Dubai Metro runs from 5:50 am to midnight, except on Fridays. On Fridays the metro doesn’t start to run until 1 pm. If you have to go to the airport after midnight you won’t be able to use the metro.

The Dubai Metro operates two lines, the Red Line and the Green Line. You can access the Red Line from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 at the airport. The metro system is fully automated and runs without a driver. The metro departs every 4 to 8 minutes.

Trains that depart from the Rashidiya Station to Jebel Ali Metro Station pass by the following stops respectively, Emirates, Airport Terminal 3, Airport Terminal 1, GIGICO, Deira City Center, Al Rigga, Union, Burjuman, Al Karama, Al Jafiliya, World Trade Center, Emirates Tower, Financial Centre, Dubai Mall, Business Bay, Noor Bank, First Gulf Bank, Mall of Emirates, Sharaf, Dubai Internet City, Nakheel, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Tower, Nakheel Harbour, Ibn Battuta, Energy and Danube. A significant part of this route is above ground so you can enjoy views of the city. The Union and Burjuman stops along this route intersect with the Green Line, which passes through the Old City. Passengers can transfer to the Green Line from these stops and head to different areas. The Green Line operates between the Etisalat Metro Station and the Creek Metro Station. Stations on the Green Line are Etisalat, Al Qusais, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Al Nahda, Statdium, Al Qiyadah, Abu Hail, Abu Baker Al Siddique, Salah Al Din, Union, Baniyas Square, Palm Deira, Al Ras, Al Ghubaiba, Al Fahidi, Burjuman, Oud Metha, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Jadaf, and Creek. 

You can get off the metro at a stop that is convenient for you and transfer to a bus or take a taxi to reach your destination. There are many hotels and shopping centers that are located about 15-minutes away from these stops on foot.

Rental Car

You can rent a car at the airport from rental car companies located in each terminal. The price of gasoline in the city is fairly cheap, which allows for a more flexible itinerary. For example, if you rent a car while in Dubai you could travel to other cities in the United Arab Emirates like Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. Visiting these cities by car is much more convenient than using public transportation options.

There are 12 rental car companies at Dubai International Airport; Avis, Budget, Al Wefaq, Diamondlease, Dollar, Europcar, Fast, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttle Service

There are many hotels in Dubai that offer shuttle services to and from the airport. However these services are usually for a cost. We recommend inquiring about these services when making your hotel reservation. Some hotels that are located in close proximity to the airport might offer this shuttle service for free.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Sharjah Intl. Airport

Sharjah International Airport, connecting Dubai with other centers in the world, is about 15 kilometers away from the city center. While there are means of public transports that you can benefit in this route, these vehicles do not operate frequently. If you want to go to Sharjah or Dubai from the airport, the best option would be to take a taxi. You can find a taxi 24 hours a day at the airport. If you are planning to spend a few days or more in the city, you can also opt for renting a car as an alternative to the taxis. Almost all of the major international car rental companies serve passengers at the airport. Getting to the center of Dubai from Sharjah International Airport takes an average of 20-30 minutes. If you will get on the road in the city at a time when traffic is heavy, you should not forget it will take you a bit longer than this.

Car Rental

You can rent a car 24 hours a day, seven days a week from companies such as Hertz, Budget, Maximum, Sixt, Europcar, Dollar and AVIS which serve at Sharjah International Airport. If you would like to rent a car from Hertz, you can contact the company at 06-552-8290 and get information. If you prefer to rent your car from Budget, you can call the rental office at 06-558-0366 for more detailed information and reserve your car. If you wish your car to be ready at the airport close to the city center of Dubai when you land, you can also call companies like Sixt at 06-558-0310, Europcar at 06-558-1322 and Dollar Rent A Car at 06-336-5065.

Bus

You can also take the bus from the airport to the get to the city center of Sharjah or Dubai. But you have to keep in mid that it is not possible to take a bust to go to Dubai from the airport late at night. If you need to get to Sharjah and your flight is not too late, you can take advantage of buses departing every 15 minutes. Although they are not practical and fast, buses stand out with their advantages in terms of price. As a more economical and alternative method, you can also take the bus to the city center and continue by taxi to the hotel or to other places you want to reach in the city.

Taxi

Passengers landing to Dubai's Sharjah International Airport mostly prefer taxis to get to the center of Dubai or Sharjah . At the airport there is a 24-hour taxi service every day of the week. You can continue your trip to the city center by taking one of these taxis as soon as you exit the terminal, without having to search for any different vehicles. All the taxis in Dubai have taximeters. Thanks to these devices, you can travel without worrying about the amount you will pay. The opening fare of the taxis at the airport is usually more than the ones in the center. On the other hand, the average fare for the journey from the airport to the city center would cost around 30-40 USD.

Private Airport Shuttle

If you need to travel from the airport to the center of the city with a few people or more crowded groups, one of the best vehicles you can choose without a doubt is the private airport shuttles. Many companies in the city offer this service. The fares of these shuttles vary according to the distance traveled and the number of passengers. You can reach your hotel or other important points in the center of Dubai with these private shuttles. If you reserve one of these vehicles and pay in advance of your arrival, you can benefit from these at more reasonable prices and you can find your shuttle ready at the terminal at the time of your arrival.

Luxury Transfer Vehicles

If you want to travel from Sharjah International Airport to the city center with a much more luxurious and comfortable vehicle, you can choose limousines that are preferred mostly by those visiting the city for business purposes. The limousines that pick up their passengers from the departure gates of Sharjah Airport take them to the center very quickly compared to other vehicles. This is also why limousines offer a great advantage for passengers who want to save time.

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

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Which airports can I use for Mumbai-Dubai flights?

For Mumbai-Dubai flights, you can use Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Al Maktoum Intl. Airport, Dubai Bus Station, Dubai Creek Airport, Dubai Intl. Airport, Dubai Marina Mall Bus Station, Jebel Ali Free Zone Airport, Al Minhad Airport, Sharjah Intl. Airport, Dubai NP Bus Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Mumbai-Dubai and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Mumbai-Dubai is 1934 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 2 hour 20 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Mumbai-Dubai flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Mumbai-Dubai flights is Friday.

Which airlines offer direct flights between Mumbai-Dubai?

Emirates organizes direct flights between Mumbai-Dubai.