We fly to Mumbai daily from London Heathrow

8 1/2 hour flight time.
Virgin Atlantic will operate two flights per day from 27th October 2024.

London Heathrow (LHR)

What will the weather be like?

Visas and entry requirements

Fully vaccinated*


Currently no requirements


Not fully vaccinated*


Currently no requirements


What you need to know

Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in Mumbai.

Local time

GMT +5.30 hours


Indian Rupee ₹


Marathi, Hindi


230 volts 50Hz

Plug type D and C



Local transport

There are lots of ways to get around Mumbai, including buses and the metro. Public transport can be crowded, so taxis are often the most convenient option, and they're cheap too.

Airport Guides

Before you set off, take a look at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Airport guide.

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Discover Mumbai

Experience a buzzing city, history-rich culture and diverse culinary scene from the second you land in Mumbai. From the Gateway of India to the hustle and bustle of Fashion Street market, Mumbai has an abundant array of sights with something for everyone. A city highlights tour is a great way to take in the best bits, or get up close to some big cats on the lion and tiger safari in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Book your direct flights from the UK to Mumbai to explore this amazing city yourself.

Gateway of India

Gateway of India

Combining Hindu and Muslim architectural styles, this beautiful monument is a must-see for tourists and the perfect starting point for anyone setting out to explore the city. Catch a boat from the gateway's wharfs for trips to Elephanta Island and Mandwa. 

Elephanta island

Elephanta Island

Just 10km from the Gateway of India, these majestic rock-cut temples carved into the basalt rock of the island are a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and a spectacle well worth the hour's boat trip to see.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Formerly and commonly known as 'Victoria Terminus' this historic Victorian train station is a UNESCO world heritage site, with stunning gothic architecture that really stands out in the middle of Mumbai’s bustling streets. Go inside at rush hour for hustle and bustle like no other.

Chill out, cool down

Chill out, cool down

With its funky, bright interior, the Cream Centre is a great place to grab an ice cream and relax. A wide range of Indian, Mexican and Middle Eastern food is also available.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive

Take a stroll along this palm tree lined promenade with Chowpatty beach at the northern end. At night, this stretch is called ‘the queens necklace’ because of the twinkling street lights which join the promenade from one end to another. 

Mumbai market madness

Mumbai market madness

Take a trip to the lively Fashion Street market to try out your bargaining skills and pick up some accessories for your wardrobe.

Why you'll love flying with Virgin Atlantic

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Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.


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