For those who wish to see the sights of Mumbai by private transportation, hiring a car on rent is a hassle-free process.
Tourists are advised to book cars beforehand online before landing at the airport.
Car rental companies at BOM
Taxi Guide, Savaari, Clear Car Rental, Carzonrent, Carjee, Avis, etc provide cars on rent in Mumbai. Rental service desks are present within the terminals, in the Domestic terminals 1A and 1B and in the International terminal.
Rates and reservations
Eligible drivers can hire hatchbacks, sedans, and vans. The rates listed are per day charges for an average A/C 6-seater car such as Toyota Innova with boot space for 2 bags. For more information, tourists can access the car rental companies’ websites.
Driving from BOM
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (also known as T-2 for Terminal 2) is located at Sahar in Andheri West, just off the Western Express Highway. The access to T-2 from the northern suburbs is from Sahar elevated access road and the access from southern suburbs is via an underground road branching from the Western Express Highway.
Driving is on the left side of the road and the steering wheel is on the right side of the vehicle.
Mumbai roads are uniform at all places. The width and quality differs from place to place, and all roads are largely congested and chaotic. Lane-splitting, over speeding, bumper-to-bumper driving and traffic, swerving, etc. is very common on Mumbai roads. If tourists cannot handle it, it is honestly better to get a driver equipped to deal with it.
Apart from private cars, tourists also need to look out for private and public buses, taxis, auto rickshaws, and motorbikes. None of the drivers adhere to traffic rules, so tourists need to be extra careful.
Car renting tips
Tourists should make note of all extra charges in order to not get ripped off during final payment.
It is better if tourists book cars online beforehand.
Tourist drivers need to be of 18 years of age, hold a valid licence from the country of residence and an International Driving Permit as well.
Places to visit
Mumbai has its own old-world and cosmopolitan charm. Places to visit off the island include the Elephanta Caves and the Haji Ali Dargah. Elephanta Caves can be accessed via ferry from the iconic Gateway of India which was built in dedication to King George V of England. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the temple of Babulnath and Siddhivinayak Temple, Bombay High Court, India’s first sporting venue Brabourne Stadium, the famous Wankhede Stadium, Vihar Lake, Powai lake, Girgaum Chowpatty and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. A drive across Mumbai’s newest infrastructure addition, the Bandra Worli Sea Link, gives fantastic views of the city skyline, especially at night. Use Skyscanner Car hire page to rent a car and kick-start your memorable holiday.