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.
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.
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.
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 Railway||CST, Dadar, Kurla, Thane|
|Western Railway||Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali|
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.