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Getting to IIT Bombay

How to Get to IITB

IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is a Eastern Suburb in the north-eastern part of Mumbai. Mumbai is a long narrow island, thrusting southwards into the Arabian Sea. It can be broadly divided into four zones. South Bombay (Colaba, CST,Fort, Chruchgate, Nariman Point), Central Bombay (Dadar, Bombay Central, Worli), the Western Suburbs (Bandra, Juhu, Andheri, Borivali), and the Eastern Suburbs(Kurla, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli). There is also New Bombay (Vashi, Turbhe) across the Thane Creek on the mainland.

Public Transport Mumbai has one of the most efficient and reliable public transport networks. One can travel by autorickshaws or taxis to reach IIT from the nearest stations (autorickshaws, however do not go further south than Sion and Bandra). For longer distance, you can use either the BEST Bus Network or the Mumbai Local train System.

Suburban Railway Transport Those coming by Central Railway Suburban train will have to get down at Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli or Ghatkopar which are the nearest stations from IITB. If you are coming by the Western Railway Suburban train you will have to get down at Andheri, Bandra, Goregaon or Malad. We give below the road network to reach IITB along with the approximate bus, autorickshaws and Taxi fares.

NAME OF PLACEBUS NUMBERSAPPROX.BUS FAREAPPROX.AUTO FAREAPPROX.TAXI FARE
Mulund(W)307, 346, 425, 396, 398,
460, 422, 424, 461
Rs.10Rs.70Rs.300
Bhandup(W)SAME AS ABOVERs.7Rs.40------
Kanjur Marg(W)SAME AS ABOVERs.5Rs.20------
Vikhroli(W)392,382,337Rs.6Rs.30------
Ghatkopar(W)392,382.337Rs.10Rs.50------
Borivali(E)461, 398, L1Rs.18Rs.70Rs.250
Goregaon(E)460,489,424Rs.15Rs.------
Jogeshwari(E)461,445Rs.12Rs.60------
Andheri(E)396,336,392,307Rs.9Rs.65Rs.200
Bandra(E)422,424Rs.15Rs.100Rs.350
Kurla--------------Rs.200Rs.300
Dadar------------------Rs.300
CST------------------Rs.500
Mumbai Central------------------Rs.400
Sahar Air Port-----------------Rs.250
Santacruz------------------Rs.300

Stations for Through Trains Coming to Mumbai

There is a terminus at Kurla where some Central as well as Western Railway Trains terminate. There is no convenient bus route from Kurla terminus to IITB. An autorickshaw is the best option. However it would be more economical to take a suburban train from Kurla to Kanjur Marg and then take an auto from Kanjur Marg to IITB Campus.

Central RailwayCST, Dadar, Kurla, Thane
Western RailwayMumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri,Borivali

Air Ports

International flights land at Terminal 2, Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Sahar Airport), which is about 10 kms from IIT Bombay. The Domestic Airport is at Terminal1A and Terminal1B (SantaCruz), which is about 15 kms. Call taxis and Pre-paid taxis and autorickshaws are available at the airports.