Cheap flights to Mumbai

What's Mumbai like?

Mumbai, which was known as Bombay until recently, is India's largest city. It's a city of extremes, where some of the world's richest people live in towering mansions overlooking cramped slums, which sit beside international fast food chains. An organised tour of the slums gives a new outlook on life in Mumbai, but also make sure to see Marine Drive, the Gateway of India and Elephanta Island.

Which airlines fly to Mumbai?

Although there are no direct flights from Australia to Mumbai, each of the major airports has a number of 1-stop options to the Indian city. Some of the airlines with the most flights are:

The quickest Australian flight to Mumbai is with Singapore Airlines from Perth.

How long is the flight to Mumbai?

Adelaide to Mumbai

16 hours 40 minutes (1 stop)

Brisbane to Mumbai

15 hours 5 minutes (1 stop)

Melbourne to Mumbai

14 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)

Perth to Mumbai

11 hours 50 minutes (1 stop)

Sydney to Mumbai

14 hours 55 minutes (1 stop)

What is the best time to visit Mumbai?

Mumbai's summers can be sweltering (from May onwards), with temperatures in the 40s not uncommon. From the end of February, you can get warm weather without feeling uncomfortable.

Mumbai experiences its monsoon season from June to October. After the monsoon season has finished, there are a couple of months of nice weather before the winter comes around with lows of 10°C.

Do I need a visa for Mumbai?

Yes. Australian citizens must apply for an e-visa to travel to India.

How expensive is Mumbai?

The local currency in Mumbai is the rupee, which is generally weaker than the Australian dollar.

While in India, you'll find that costs are a lot lower. A meal in Mumbai can easily be found for $4 or less, while a local beer should be around $2.50.

Arriving in Mumbai

Mumbai's airport is officially known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM). It has 2 terminals, with all international flights using Terminal 2.

To get to your hotel, you can buy a prepaid ticket with Meru Taxis or Tab Cab. Be sure to pay for your fare from the stand outside the airport and not from a driver who approaches you, as they're likely to be unlicensed.

Bus routes 308 and 321 also take you towards the city centre, but these can be overly crowded, making it difficult to get on and find a space for your luggage.

Useful tips about Mumbai

Tap water in Mumbai is not safe to drink, but be sure to consume plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated.

Read 14 things you need to do in Mumbai.

Public displays of affection are generally frowned upon.

Mumbai has several 'no selfie zones' set up after several photograph-related deaths in the city.

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Please note: all information is correct as of September, 2017.

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Airports near Mumbai

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Mumbai: Mumbai.
Delta, Gulf Air, Oman Air, Singapore Airlines, KLM, SilkAir, Air New Zealand and Air Namibia all fly direct to Mumbai.
The cheapest month to fly to Mumbai is April.

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