Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR),
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai, India- 400005.
(+91) 22 2278 2022
How to reach us:
From Chhatrapati Shivaji Interanational OR Domestic Airport - 60-120 mins by taxi
Airport terminals are located at Sahar, east of the suburb of Andheri. It takes about 60-120 minutes (depending on rush hour) by road to reach TIFR. Transport facilities from airports.
One is Mumbai's famous "black and yellow" cab and other is "Cool cab". There is a counter just inside the arrival hall. Specify your destination as 'Navy Nagar'. The rates are posted prominently behind the counter. You will be given a receipt for your payment. Retain this till the end of your ride; then hand it over to the taxi driver. At the exit from the airport, the police may want to look at this slip.
There are radio cabs also available in the airport premises. You will have to book the cab before exiting the airport building. The cost will be about Rs. 700-800/- from International airport and less than that from the domestic airport. This service is by tariff meter.
These are private AC-cooled luxury meter taxis like Meru Taxis (022-4422-4422), Mega Cabs (022-4242-4242) or Easy Cabs (022-4343-4343). There is a free phone counter inside the arrival hall to book these cabs Once you reach Navy Nagar, it is easy to find TIFR. It lies at the far end of Homi Bhabha Road (one of Navy Nagar's principal roads), beyond the Navy Nagar bus terminus, on the left side. Most passersby on the street will know where it is, but remember that it is commonly referred to as 'TIFR' rather than 'Tata Institute'.
From Railway Stations:
From Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) - 20-30 mins by taxi
Taxis are available from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Alternatively, buses (routes 3, 6 Ltd, 136) come to Navy Nagar from outside the local station at CST. TIFR is on the same road as the Navy Nagar bus terminus, which is where you should get off.
From Mumbai Central - 30-45 mins by taxi
Taxis are available from the ranks outside the station. Alternatively, you could cross over to the local station and board a Churchgate bound local. You have to buy a separate ticket for the local train.
From Churchgate - 15-30 mins by taxi
Taxis are available from outside Churchgate. Alternately, a bus (route 137) comes from Churchgate to the Navy Nagar terminus, down the road from TIFR.
An alternative mode to reaching from CST and Churchgate Railway stations is to take free TIFR bus service. The bus follows a circular route first reaching CST and then Churchgate station. The bus route and the places around TIFR are shown here.
Map for TIFR Location