Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Mumbai (BOM)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Sydney to Mumbai
Mumbai travel information
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a lovely natural harbour. The city is full of energy, packed with hard workers, exotic birds, artists and lots of people. It is a diverse city, with a buzzing film industry, slums to some of the most expensive homes and at heart of the city contains some of the most ornate colonial-era architecture. Visit to explore the unique bazzars, temples, top Indian restaurants and nightlife. Be sure to visit the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings, plus the famous Taj Mahal Palace.
When to visit
Best time to visit Mumbai
Mumbai sees fairly dramatic weather conditions, with a tropical wet and dry climate. The temperature doesn’t fluctuate as much throughout the year but it experiences dry periods followed by months of intensely heavy rain. The best time to visit Mumbai is between October and February. There is less rain and temperatures are cooler, making it the perfect time to see the sights. The average temperatures is around 30°C. Between June and September is monsoon season, that can cause heavy flooding.
What is the main airport called?
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM).Opens external site in a new window It is the primary international airport serving Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It has two terminals, airport lounges and wi-fi. Mumbai Airport is located in Andheri, 8 km north of downtown Mumbai.
Arriving in Mumbai
The helpful and friendly staff at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport will greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the city is easy.
Getting into Mumbai from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
There are a number of bus, taxi, shuttles, train and car rental options available at the airport to commute to the city. App based taxi services are available to get you to your destination including Uber and Ola. If taking public transport, local trains are the best way to get to Mumbai city with stations at both the domestic and international terminals. There is also the BEST bus service offering different routes from both terminals. Auto rickshaws are a metered mode of transport available, along with taxis and car rentals. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Mumbai city centre by taxi.
Getting around Mumbai
Getting around Mumbai is easy, with a number of transport options to suit your needs. The best way to get around is via public transport. A rapid transit system is the rail system that can get you to the major sites. The Mumbai Suburban Railway, Monorail, Metro, Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses, black-and-yellow meter taxis, auto rickshaws and ferries are the most popular options. Taxis and rickshaws in Mumbai are required by law to run on compressed natural gas and are a convenient, economical, and easily available means of transport. It is possible to hire a car, though the roads are very busy, so for travellers it’s best to get around by taxi or ride share. Tours can be arranged to see the top attractions including Iskon Temple and the gorgeous Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
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