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Flights to Mumbai

Fly direct to Mumbai with Virgin Atlantic

Discover history, architecture, art and a complete itinerary of things to do in this magical city. Fly to Mumbai from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic, and learn why they call Mumbai the 'City of Dreams'. 

  • We fly direct to Mumbai (BOM) from London Heathrow (LHR)

  • Our flights to Mumbai run daily throughout the year

  • The flight time from London is approximately 8 and a half hours

Experience a buzzing city, history-rich culture and diverse culinary scene the second you land at Mumbai Airport (BOM). From the Gateway of India to the hustle and bustle of Fashion Street market, Mumbai has an abundant array of sights with something for everyone. A city highlights tour is a great way to take in the best bits, or get up close to some big cats on the lion and tiger safari in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

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Explore Mumbai

Gateway of India

Combining Hindu and Muslim architectural styles, this beautiful monument is a must-see for tourists and the perfect starting point for anyone setting out to explore the city. Catch a boat from the gateway's wharfs for trips to Elephanta Island and Mandwa. For a hint of what to expect, check out these films on Mumbai.

Elephanta Island

Just 10km from the Gateway of India, these majestic rock-cut temples carved into the basalt rock of the island are a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and a spectacle well worth the hour's boat trip to see. To see Mumbai in style, check out our blog for more tips.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Formerly and commonly known as 'Victoria Terminus' this historic Victorian train station is a UNESCO world heritage site, with stunning gothic architecture that really stands out in the middle of Mumbai’s bustling streets. Go inside at rush hour for hustle and bustle like no other.

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Chill out, cool down

With its funky, bright interior, the Cream Centre is a great place to grab an ice cream and relax. A wide range of Indian, Mexican and Middle Eastern food is also available.

Marine Drive

Take a stroll along this palm tree lined promenade with Chowpatty beach at the northern end. At night, this stretch is called ‘the queens necklace’ because of the twinkling street lights which join the promenade from one end to another. 

Mumbai market madness

Take a trip to the lively Fashion Street market to try out your bargaining skills and pick up some accessories for your wardrobe.

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Local information

Local currency

The currency in Mumbai is the Indian Rupee (INR).

Visa information

Find out which travel documents you'll need on our Indian visa information page

Electricity

The voltage is 220-240 volts in Mumbai. You'll need an adapter to use British or American plugs. 

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Local transport

There are lots of ways to get around Mumbai, including buses and the metro. Public transport can be crowded, so taxis are often the most convenient option, and they're cheap too.

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