Terminals at Mumbai Airport: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has 2 terminals. Terminal 1 or Domestic Terminal used to be the old airport called Santacruz Airport, some locals are still using this name nowadays. Terminal 2 or International Terminal replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as the Sahar Airport.


Present & future

It is expected that Terminal 2 will be the only operating terminal in Mumbai Airport after the integration of Terminal 1 into Terminal 2.


Transfer between terminals
Both Terminals share the same runways and air facilities but are 5km far one from other, and the only option to transfer between terminals is using taxi or the fixed rate Inter-Terminal transportation service (See Transportation page). Check below some information you must now of both terminals.


Terminal 1 (A-B-C) or Domestic Terminal

Some of the locals identify the Terminal 1 as Santacruz airport, because that was the name of the airport several years ago
3 Buildings
The terminal 1 is divided in 3 main buildings:


Terminal 1A, Terminal 1B, Terminal 1C



Terminal 2 or International Terminal

International Terminal
Terminal 2 was opened in January 2014 as to replace the old terminal.
Some locals identify the Terminal 2 as Sahar airport.
The terminal operates all International flights and also some Domestic Flights.
It is used for all the international Airlines, and some Domestic Airlines: Air India, Air India Express, Air India Regional, Jet Airways and Vistara.
Other Facts
The terminal handles more than 780 aircraft movements per day.

Tips and Facts regarding both Terminals

  • The 2 terminals are in fact two separate airports 5km one from other
  • If you have a flight connection landing in T2 and departing from T1, take in mind that the transfer process will take 2-3 hours
  • Domestic Terminal is busiest during the day while International Terminal is busiest during night
  • Is not allowed to check in more than 4 hours prior your flight