You can travel from Mumbai Airport to any destination within the city via the following options. Mumbai airport
has two main terminals, Terminal 2 is international and Terminal 1 is domestic.
- Pre-paid taxis: There are official “pre-paid taxi” counters inside the airport before you leave the Terminal building, where you can book and pre-pay for a taxi. The rates are fixed, so the taxi driver can neither refuse your ride, nor can overcharge you. You should book a “cool cab” - an AC Taxi. Follow the signs to find the pick-up point.
- Uber/Ola: Uber works as expected in Mumbai and Ola is another taxi aggregator service in India just like Uber. Both Uber and Ola offer airport transfers in a variety of sizes of cars. They can be booked the usual way, from your phone. If your phone is not connected to a data network, Uber/Ola can also be booked at counters inside Terminal 2, and also near their pick up points in the parking lot. Follow signs carefully, Ola and Uber have specific designated pick up points. CEO Cabs is another app based taxi aggregator service like Ola and Uber.
- Airport transfer arranged by your hotel: Your hotel may arrange airport transfers for you. Check directly with your hotel.
- Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel
The Renaissance Hotel (Google Map link) is situated on the banks of the Powai Lake amidst 15 acres of lush greenery. It is located in proximity of both the domestic and international airport and IIT Bombay(5.3 km).
- Meluha, The Fern
Meluha, The Fern, an Ecotel Hotel (Google Map link), is a 5 star environmentally responsible hotel, which is located in the heart of Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. It is situated in the proximity of IIT Bombay (2.2 km).
- The Beatle
Located in Mumbai, 2 km from the venue (Google Map link), The Beatle Hotel provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking and a fitness center.
Websites to book hotels
Please look at the current offerings of these websites before booking any hotel, as they sometimes provide good deals and offers.
Arrangements for Indian students/faculty
We have limited on-campus accommodation for participants from Indian universities. Further details will be sent once you register.
To get a visa support letter from the FSTTCS organization committee, please see the instructions sent with the registration confirmation email. For any further queries, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Here is a map detailing most of the points of interest in and around the conference venue.
IIT Bombay campus is a beautiful green campus with a beautiful lake side. More details on the campus can be found in this app InstiApp.
Getting around within Mumbai
- Uber(or the local equivalent, Ola) is your best option to travel locally. At the conference venue and in your hotels, you will have WiFi, but to use local cab services, you will of course need mobile data while not in these locations. Make sure you get a good mobile data package before arriving here. If you want to tour around Mumbai, we recommend this is as your best option. A long-term rental option is also offered by Ola, this also works out very well.
- Yellow-black taxis: You can try hailing these for long distances (>10 km), but these drivers are very selective about where they want to go and may refuse rides if the destination is not where they want to go.
- Yellow-black autorickshaws: These 3-wheelers can be fun rides to zip around for short distances (< 5 km) at non-peak hours. In peak hours, it can be hard to find an empty one and these drivers are also selective about where they want to go.
- Buses: The “BEST” bus network can get you to every corner of Mumbai to the other. However, buses can get quite crowded(especially in peak hours), and their timings are highly unpredictable. Google Maps are the best option to find routes and timings.
- Local Trains, Metro: These are the lifeline of Mumbai residents but can also be daunting to use due to the extreme crowds. Google Maps are the best option to find routes and timings.
- Walking: This is always an option for short distances, however note that you cannot always count on the availability of sidewalks and safe pedestrian crossings in Mumbai.
Essential Facilities Near Campus
- Restaurants Near IITB: We have tried our best to put most of the restaurants near IIT in the map, but you can always look at Zomato for more information.
- Food Delivery Services: You can always order food from Zomato, Swiggy, Uber eats etc.
- Medical Emergency: We have a hospital inside our campus for emergency purposes. For others, Hiranandani Hospital has all kind of facilities.
- ATM: We have three ATMs inside campus, all of them are marked in the map.
- Grocery/Supermarket:Haiko and DMart are two supermarkets near the campus. We also have a small grocery shop inside campus..