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Mumbai transit related queries

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Mumbai transit related queries

We are a family of 4, arriving into Mumbai International Airport around 2am. We have a flight from the domestic airport the same day but around 12pm.

Should we put up near the International airport or near the domestic, given the time of the day?

What is a conveniently located , moderately priced, family friendly hotel that we may sleep over for the night?

Are prepaid taxis available at 3am from the International airport?

How far are the domestic and international airports, say if we start around 10am?

Any advice will be appreciated.

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1. Re: Mumbai transit related queries

The two airports are about 30 minutes apart.

If you are travelling at 10:00 a.m., you can budget an additional 15 minutes for traffic.

There are 24-hr prepaid taxis from the international airport. They will take you to the hotel of your choice.

It doesnt really matter whether you stay near the domestic or the international airport.

- Deepa

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2. Re: Mumbai transit related queries

There is one which has a free hotel pick up facility and is situated only one km away from both the airports called the Hotel Highway Residency and is pretty nice and cheap too. Has a range of rooms from non airconditioned to airconditioned with attached bath and is also available on the internet on this webpage as a link on the left hand corner in the list of hotels. Do not take the hotel to airport transfer facility as it is not free and it is expensive too. Just take a normal taxi from the hotel to the domestic airport and it should not cost you more than about Rs40. Prepaid taxis are available 24/7 and have a fixed rate according to the area you wish to travel to in Mumbai and is more expensive than the normal taxi rates but the normal taxi is not available from the International airport so you are forced to take the prepaid taxi, however do not get the private prepaid taxi which is just a rent a car scheme and not a prepaid taxi. Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Aadil.

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