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Getting Around

Autorickshaw, Taxi & Ride-share

Mumbai’s black-and-yellow taxis are very inexpensive and the most convenient way to get around southern Mumbai; drivers almost always use the meter without prompting. The minimum fare is ₹22 (for up to 1.5km); a 5km trip costs about ₹80. Meru Cabs (www.meru.in) is a reliable taxi service in Mumbai. Book online or via app, including outstation (long-distance) trips.

Ride-share apps in play include Uber (www.uber.com) and Ola (www.olacabs.com); the latter is good for booking autorickshaws as well – no more rickshaw-wallah price gouging (bear in mind with Ola, you will need to give the driver an OTP (one-time password) set when booking in order to commence the ride).

Autorickshaws are the name of the game north of Bandra. The minimum fare is ₹18, up to 1.5km; a 3km trip is about ₹36 during daylight hours.

Both taxis and autorickshaws tack 50% onto the fare between midnight and 5am; and a possible ₹2 fare hike for both was being bandied about at time of research.

Tip: Mumbaikars tend to navigate by landmarks, not street names (especially new names), so have some details before heading out.