F.C. Kohli Auditorium
Kanwal Rekhi Building
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400076
How to reach IIT Bombay?
IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is an 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, Churchgate, 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.
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 auto-rickshaws are available at the airports.
Mumbai has one of the most efficient and reliable public transport networks. One can travel by auto-rickshaws or taxis (black-yellow, cool cabs or via tax-aggregator services) to reach IIT Bombay from the nearest stations (auto-rickshaws, 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 PLACE||BUS NUMBERS||APPROX.BUS FARE||APPROX.AUTO FARE||APPROX.TAXI FARE|
|Mulund(W)||307, 346, 425, 396, 398,
460, 422, 424, 461
|Bhandup(W)||SAME AS ABOVE||Rs.7||Rs.40||——|
|Kanjur Marg(W)||SAME AS ABOVE||Rs.5||Rs.20||——|
|Borivali(E)||461, 398, L1||Rs.18||Rs.70||Rs.250|
|Sahar Air Port||——||—–||——||Rs.250|
Stations for through-trains coming to Mumbai
|Central Railway stations||CST, Dadar, Kurla, Thane|
|Western Railway stations||Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali|
Kurla terminus, where some Central and Western Railway trains terminate, is the closest through-trains station. There is no convenient bus route from Kurla terminus to IIT Bombay. An autorickshaw is the best option. However, it would be more economical to take a suburban train from Kurla to Kanjurmarg and then take an auto from Kanjurmarg to IIT Bombay campus.