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I am travelling from Chandigarh to Mumbai (T1) and 90 minutes later I need to catch another flight from Mumbai (T2) to Shirdi.

It seems that T1 is domestic and T2 is international. What is the best way to reach to T2 airport so that I catch my flight in 90 minutes?

  • Just take uber. – N Randhawa Apr 13 '18 at 7:40
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    Possible duplicate of Change over from Mumbai international to domestic airport – N Randhawa Apr 13 '18 at 7:54
  • Aren't both of those domestic flights? Why would you transfer to the international terminal – Lassi Uosukainen Apr 13 '18 at 8:26
  • There's an error in the question with regards to the international and domestic terminals. While T1 is used for domestic flights by low cost carriers, T2 is used for all international flights as well as domestic flights for full service carriers like Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara. – crayarikar Apr 13 '18 at 11:02
  • @crayarikar It used to be that all domestic flights would leave from Terminal 1, even for carriers that operated international flights from Terminal 2. This is why, in local lingo, Terminal 1 is referred to as the "domestic airport" and Terminal 2 as the "international airport". – gparyani Apr 13 '18 at 11:54
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I just had to perform this exact transfer in January of this year. Unfortunately, there is no longer a free shuttle between the two terminals. (We asked the people at the information desk, they told us they stopped operating the shuttle because of "terrorism" concerns. I suspect it's actually due to cost, since people needing to transfer between the terminals are those booked on separate tickets, since the only airlines where someone can book a connection on the same ticket now operate directly out of Terminal 2. Thus, ridership on the shuttle would be much lower, so it didn't make economic sense to operate it.)

The only way to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 is by private taxicab. Claim your bags at Terminal 1, then step out of the terminal. Once you're out, look for the "inter-terminal transfer" counter in the row of counters on the right side. It should be all the way to the right.

We were traveling as a group of four, with eight pieces of checked luggage and four carry-on suitcases. So, we paid for a van, which cost us 1,000 rupees. (If you're traveling in a smaller group, with fewer bags, there is also a sedan, but I don't know how much that costs.)

In addition to what we paid at the counter, we also had to pay 130 rupees twice directly to the driver, which was handed over to the toll booths for cars exiting each terminal. The total cost of the service was, therefore, 1,260 rupees. Do keep in mind that we were a family traveling with a lot of suitcases.

The ride to Terminal 2 took about 20 minutes, and we had to drive in Mumbai traffic. The two terminals are part of the same airport, but are accessed through different access roads from the highway.

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According to https://www.mumbaiairport.com/terminals.php

The 2 terminals are in fact two separate airports 5km one from other. If you have a flight connection landing in T2 and departing from T1, take in mind that the transfer process will take 2-3 hours. Domestic Terminal is busiest during the day while International Terminal is busiest during night Is not allowed to check in more than 4 hours prior your flight.

Both Terminals share the same runways and air facilities but are 5km far one from other, and the only option to transfer between terminals is using taxi or the fixed rate Inter-Terminal transportation service (See Transportation page). https://www.mumbaiairport.com/transportation.php

  • The website you linked to is not the official website of Mumbai Airport. Also, the rates there are incorrect. – gparyani Apr 13 '18 at 11:59
  • @gparyani It is not official website but one gets the information that she/he needs. The Information on the website is correct and prices do change every month/years according to gas prices. – N Randhawa Apr 13 '18 at 12:40
  • @gparyani -answer to your last comment which you have deleted- you can pay even 2,000 rupees. It doesn't mean what you paid or overpaid is correct. Prices also depends on luggage, which taxi you take, time, shared taxi, no. of people and many other factors. – N Randhawa Apr 13 '18 at 12:44

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