How to Travel
Taxi / Auto
Mumbai city offers a range of metered and radio taxi (Call-a-Taxi) services. The cheapest ones are yellow and black colored taxies which can be hired on the streets all across Mumbai. You can also find silver and blue coloured Cool Cab on important street corners. Radio Taxies can be hired at domestic and international airports and Central railway stations where outstation trains terminate (CST, Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra Terminus and Kurla Terminus etc). Radio taxies can be booked from 24 hours to 1 hour in advance from any of the following service providers to pick you up round the clock from any point you want them to:
Radio Taxi (Call-a-Taxi) service
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Exhibitors and visitors can hire a variety of economy and luxury cars with various local agencies as well as various online options from cab aggregators are available. It may be advisable, especially for the outstation exhibitors to keep at least one car hired throughout the exhibition days. However, choice is entirely yours.
Local Trains are a major means of transport in Mumbai. Most of the city-dwellers rely on Mumbai Suburban Railway to travel within the metropolis. The extensive network of Railways has three lines, namely the Western Line, the Central Main Line, and the Harbour Line. Being a linear city, Mumbai is totally covered by local train network. The area from Churchgate to Virar is covered under the Western line via Western Suburbs, while the Central Main Line starts from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and travels to Kalyan through the Central Suburbs and Thane. Kurla is the interchange point with the Central Main Line. Between Mumbai CST and Vadala, there is a common stretch of the Harbour Line. Auto rickshaws are available outside railway stations at a minimal fare.
Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is the fastest moving, most affluent and industrialized city in India. Mumbai is part of India’s beautiful west coast that runs down from Gujarat, through Mumbai, to Goa, Karnataka, and Kerala. The city has a natural harbour, which was developed by the British. It is one of the busiest ports of India, handling approximately 40 percent of India’s maritime trade. Mumbai (till recently known as ‘Bombay’) derives its name from the local deity Mumbai Devi, whose temple is still there. Truly cosmopolitan, Mumbai is home to people of all Indian creeds and cultures. It is a fascinating city, throbbing with life and, for many people, the gateway to India. Known as the business capital of India, it is the country’s principal financial and communications centre.
Mumbai has the busiest international and domestic airports in India. The airport is located at Sahar ( international terminal) and the Santacruz (domestic terminal) and you can either take a bus or a taxi from airport to the venue.
Mumbai is well connected to most Indian Metros, Tier I and Tier II cities of India by Indian railways. Besides, many smaller Tier III & Tier IV towns on these routes too are conveniently connected to Mumbai. There are two railway networks operating from Mumbai. Central Railways handles trains to East, South with a few that go north and reach you to CST (Mumbai VT), Dadar or Kurla Terminus stations. Western Railways has services from Western and Northern India (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir) to Mumbai which bring you to Bombay Central, Bandra Terminus, Dadar (Western) and Borivali. Stations. You can find bus to the venue from all these Central & Western Railway stations or can alternatively take local train or taxi to reach the venue.
Mumbai is also very well connected by Expressways and highways to major Indian metros and cities across all states of India. Government run long-distance buses ply from Interstate Bus terminal state road transport terminal opposite Mumbai’s Central railway station. The state bus companies of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh all have offices here. Privately run, reliable comfortable, luxurious, modern air-conditioned private buses also connect Mumbai with all major state capitals and tourist destinations across India. Planning the travel well in advance helps you get seat reservations and better deals for both international and domestic travel to Mumbai.