Mumbai is located at a distance of 984 km from Bangalore. Mumbai, the 'Financial Capital of India' is well-connected to Bangalore by air, rail and road. However, the best way to reach Mumbai from Bangalore is by air. You can board a direct flight from Bangalore to reach Mumbai in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Airlines like Indigo,SpiceJet and Air India have regular flights from Bangalore to Mumbai.
Transport options from Bangalore to Mumbai
Bangalore to Mumbai By Flight: Board a direct flight from Bangalore Airport to Mumbai Airport. The Mumbai Airport is 30 km away from the main city. About two hours to Colaba, city center. The airport has ATMs inside the terminals, new duty free shops and passengers with special needs are catered for by reserved parking slots, ramps etc. You can take a pre-paid taxi from the airport to travel within the city. Bus services are also available from the airport.
Bangalore to Mumbai By Train: Take a direct train from Bangalore to Mumbai, a journey of about 24 hours. Many express trains travel from Bangalore tom Mumbai on daily basis. Trains from Bangalore arrive in Mumbai at 3 stations: Mumbai Cst (CSTM), Lokmanyatilak T (LTT) and Dadar (DR). Some of the trains you could board are Mumbai Express (6340), Lokmanya TT Express (1014) and Udyan Express (6530). Taxis are available outside the station, which you can hire to travel within the city. Pre-paid taxis are a safe bet for tourists.
The flight SG456 from Bangalore to Mumbai, left at 8. 45pm on 19th sep2017 night. Around 11. 30 the pilot informed us, turbulance and a few minutes later told us that he was landing at the Dabolim airport in Goa. Between 12midnight and around 3. 30am they informed us, that the flight would return back to Bangalore and we should make necessary arrangements by ourselves for further travel. Spicejet would not provide any accommodation in Goa / Bangalore. They said no hotels were available. At that time most passengers wanted to go to Mumbai, few wanted to go to Bangalore, so there was some division. Then many passengers got an SMS or call sayg the flight SG456 was cancelled around 00. 58 am. Everyone was very, very angry. Then the spice jet authorities said they had arranged a new flightat 5. 45 am and would board us, so we should all deboard the plane and take out luggage. We did that. They gave us some packed dinner at the airport. At the same time, another spicejet flight had landed from Chennai. At around 5am no new boarding passes were issued, then crowd got more agitated. Then we saw the crew members of 5. 45 am scheduled flight SG9611 leaving for the flight, so we decided to boycott the flight till they gave us boarding passes. Then we shouted atthe spicejet guy and told them that they could not cheat and deceive us further. We took the last airhostess who was going to board as hostage and negotiated, that they give us boarding passes. Many people had cancelled their tickets and ade other arrangements. Finally they agreed and gave 110 boarding passes in 3 batches ( first issued 60 then 30, then 20). Preference given to ladies, kids, elderly, handicapped. Then the flight SG9611 took off around 8. 30am and landed safely ( good landing) at 9. 45 or so. The Spicejet airline management must train their crew in crisis management. This incident was the public who took reins in their control and were forced to negotiate their flight with airline. This could have been managed better by the airline themselves
Going through tough time in Mumbai when connecting flight is missed. Airline have no idea. We were told that connecting flight from Mumbai to Paris will be held as is getting delayed. We were in rude shock after reaching Mumbai at 3am and made hrs to sit in seat in the runway and airport.
I always travel Indigo for their on time flying records, and especially for business travel, and in the domestic circuit, rest of the amenities are not that important as long as minimal standard is achieved. My travel to BLR to MUM and back to BLR on the same day was tough due to heavy rain fall in Mumbai and flight delays (for that I can not complaint Indigo). I liked the handling of the situation by Indigo and I believe that other passengers too share that experience ( I saw all the fellow passengers were relatively calm despite a long delay first in the waiting area and then inside the flight). I believe that this is due to the body language of flight crew and how they handled the passengers through out (passengers can be very unruly otherwise). I returned from MUM to BLR by 6E-949 and I am extremely impressed with the handling of the situation by the on flight crew which I think made a huge difference in keeping the passengers cool.
This flight was cancelled due to bad weather in Mumbai, we all understand that weather is not in any ones control but the total mess that followed is very much disturbing. There was no proper guiding to the travelers with the proper updates and what alternate one can choose at the moment of crisis. It should have been handled more politely and professionally and not like a road side travel agents.
I have been charged more for Extra check in luggage. As per Indigo web site for 8 KG extra, charges are mentioned as Rs. 1425 but from me at the time of check in, for 6 KG extra weight, I have been charged Rs. 1800. Moreover, on receipt of Rs. 1800 no where extra weight is mentioned for which I have been charged. So, now I can not prove that I was carrying only 6 kg extra.