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    The guide was updated: 2016-08-30

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport is the busiest airport in India. Expect it to take around 90 minutes to get into the city centre as the traffic can be very heavy. To get to the city centre you can either go by train, bus, rickshaw, taxi or by renting a car. The fastest way to reach the city is by train. The nearest station to the domestic terminal is Vile Parle and the nearest one to the international terminal is called Sahar. www.indianrailways.gov.in BEST buses provide bus services in the city and suburbs. From the domestic terminal you can take bus 312 to Vile Parle East and Andheri East. From the international terminal you can also take bus 312 to Vile Parle East, and number 308 will take you to Andheri East. www.bestundertaking.com You can also reach the city centre by a rickshaw by finding them at the domestic terminal. Taxis and car rental companies are available outside both the domestic and international terminals.
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Public Transport

The city buses are run by BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) and, although being normally crowded, they are ideal for short journeys. To get around with public transport you must be acquainted to the system; if you are a tourist, it is advisable to plan your journey in advance. Tickets can be bought from the conductor on-board. The fastest way to get around the city is by train. The city has three different lines: Western Line, Central Main Line and Harbour Line.
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