Terminals at Mumbai Airport: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has 2 terminals. Terminal 1 or Domestic Terminal corresponds to the old airport called Santa Cruz Airport, some locals are using this name nowadays. Terminal 2 or International Terminal is a brand new terminal and replaces the old terminal 2 that was formerly the Sahar Airport.

Both Terminals share the same runways and air facilities but are 5km far one from other, and the only option to go from one to another 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: A - B - C.
Terminal 1A
Was first used in 1992. Currently the departures level is closed.
Terminal 1B
Is used by SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir. Was the main building of the old airport Santa Cruz.
Terminal 1C
It is the newest (opened at 2010). It is not used to departures/arrivals, only for boarding for all airlines from of Terminals 1A and 1B. Is used by SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir. Was first used in 1992


Terminal 2 or International Terminal

New Terminal
The new Terminal 2 was opened in January 2014. It replaces the old terminal 2, that was divided in 3 sections (A-B-C), and is not used anymore. Terminal 2 is under an expansion project to be able to handle the traffic from Terminal 1.
Some locals identify the Terminal 2 as Sahar airport
The terminal operates all International flights, but also some Domestic Flights.
Is used for all the international Airlines, and some Domestic Airlines: Air India, 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