Flights from London to Mumbai

London to Mumbai

  • London to Mumbai is 4,466 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Mumbai is 10h
  • £326 was the cheapest return price from London to Mumbai last month
  • 3 airlines fly direct from London to Mumbai
  • There are 37 flights a week from London to Mumbai
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Mumbai last month was Jet Airways

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Flights from London to Mumbai

This information is correct as of January 2016

Airlines that fly from London to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air India and Jet Airways all provide direct flights from London to Mumbai. All of these airlines depart from London Heathrow Airport.  

Terminal Information

London Heathrow

London Heathrow is home to four separate terminals. Virgin Atlantic, Air India and Jet Airways flights to Mumbai depart from Terminal 4. British Airways flights depart from Terminal 5. The airport advises passengers on long haul flights to check-in at least three hours before their scheduled flight departure time. Check-in at Terminal 4 is located on the first floor and check-in at Terminal 5 is located on the top floor of the building.  

Both terminals have a wide range of facilities for passengers including high street shops, designer boutiques, fast food restaurants, coffee shops and eateries like Wagamama and Carluccio’s. You can also get online at an internet desk or via the airport’s free Wi-Fi service, exchange currency, do some duty free shopping, or escape the crowds at one of the terminals’ premium lounges.

Mumbai Airport

Mumbai Airport is also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. There are five terminals at the airport but all international flights arrive to Terminal 2. The arrivals hall is set over two levels inside the terminal building.

Once you’re through customs and into the arrivals hall, you’ll find an Information Desk, Thomas Cook and Centrum currency exchange desks, a taxi booking booth and car hire offices. If you’re planning to travel by taxi, it’s wise to book a pre-paid taxi from the airport.

You can also travel from the airport into Mumbai city by bus. From Terminal 2, bus number 321 travels to Vile Parle East and bus route 308 travels to Andheri Railway Station. Air-conditioned and express bus services are also available.

The Mumbai Suburban Railway Network is generally the quickest way to get around the city. It operates over three lines; the Western, the Central and the Harbour. If you want to travel into the city centre by train, you can travel to Andheri, the closest rail station to Terminal 2.

Practical Information

If you’re a British national, you’ll need a visa to travel to India. For tourist travel, you can usually apply for an e-Tourist visa. To get an e-Tourist visa you make an application online and then print off the visa approval form which is emailed to you.

Whichever type of visa you apply for, you’ll need to have a machine readable passport with at least two blank pages for entry and exit stamps. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 180 days from your date of entry into India.

What to Expect in Mumbai

Mumbai has a tropical climate with both wet and dry seasons and consistently warm temperatures. Between December and February, the weather is dry and hot with average daily temperatures of 30°c. From March onwards, the city gets hotter and more humid in the run up to the monsoon season (July and August), before settling down to more reasonable temperatures and reduced humidity for October and November.

Prices in Mumbai are considerably cheaper than in London. You can find a mid-range three course meal for two for around Rs800.00 (£8.00), a bottle of beer for Rs180.00 (£1.80) and a one way ticket on public transport for an average of just Rs15.00 (£0.15). Taxi travel is incredibly cheap too though so you may prefer to avoid the bus scrum and travel in greater comfort instead.

Mumbai is five hours and 30 minutes ahead of the UK.  

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