Cheap Flights to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)
Named after a 17th century Maratha emperor, Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the second busiest airport in India and an international gateway into the country. In 2016, the airport served nearly 45 million passengers. That should give you an idea just how tremendously busy it is! With its three terminals, the Mumbai airport covers more than 750 hectares of land, making it a massive airport even by international standards. If you're planning an India trip, find cheap flights to Mumbai using Skyscanner.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Mumbai
There are a few great times to visit Mumbai. December and January offer the best weather, since the humidity at its lowest. While from October to April, monsoon season is over. So, there's very little rain and festivals abound through the city. Speaking of festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi happens in August and September every year, honouring the beloved Hindu deity, Ganesh. As for getting the lowest prices, you should be looking at November, followed by April, September, and October. Use Skyscanner's Price Alert to stay updated on the cheapest times to book Mumbai flights.
Airlines That Fly to Mumbai Airport
Many domestic and international airlines fly out of Mumbai Airport, including:
- Air Arabia
- Air China
- Air Canada
- Air France
- Air India
- All Nippon Airways
- British Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Jet Airways
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Thai Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
- Zoom Air
What to Expect When Arriving at Mumbai Airport
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located 30 km from the city center. You can get there using a prepaid taxi, an autorickshaw (mini taxi), or the train. These transportation options are all available at Terminal 2. A prepaid taxi into town costs around 680 rupees, and takes an hour in the evenings. Autorickshaws cost 18 rupees per km, but will only take you as far south as Bandra. Finally, the train is available during the daytime. You'll need to rent an autorickshaw to get to Andheri station, and then board the CST or Churchgate train, which will arrive in Mumbai's core after 45 minutes. The fare is quite low at 10 rupees.
The government of India recently spent $2 Billion USD on remodelling Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. So, its three terminals (1A, 1B, and 2) are looking sleek, modern, and very impressive! Terminal 2 handles all the international arrivals. It's home to Jaya He, India's largest public art program that features over 5,000 artworks. Inside Terminal 2, there are many affordable options for shopping and dining. The airport offers several lounges for passengers too. First class and business class travellers have access to the opulent GVK Lounge. It even has a spa situated inside! Finally, Wifi is free, and ATMs and banks are spread throughout the airport.
What to see and do in Mumbai
As India's largest city, Mumbai is a cosmopolitan metropolis, known for its commercial influence and Bollywood celebrity culture. Most of the tourist destinations are in South Mumbai. You'll want to visit the colonial buildings (Fort St. George), the famous museums (Prince of Wales museum), the amazing temples (Siddhivinayak temple), the beaches (Girgaon Chowpaty), and the marketplaces, if you're in the mood to haggle for souvenirs. For dining, the most authentic cuisine is sold by street vendors, although the sit-down restaurants are superb too. Don't leave Mumbai without trying their Thali curries, Goan seafood, and Indian sweets! If you're looking to stay awhile, you can discover the best hotels in Mumbai using Skyscanner.
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