Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, is the closest airport, the Basilica is situated approximately 12 Kms. from the international airport and about 8 Kms. from the domestic airport. Pre-paid taxis are available at both airports.
The Basilica is accessible by motorable roads, reaching there often depends upon the prevailing normal or chaotic traffic situations.
Local public road transport (auto-rickshaws & taxis) to the shrine is easily available, however the public bus (BEST) route no. 211 from the Bandra Station turnarounds at Lands End. From there a fairly steep but short uphill climb (via Kane Rd.) to the Basilica is required. Another bus route no. 214 from the Bandra station too has its turnaround point near the steps of the Mount via St. John the Baptist Rd. This bus stop is referred to as 'Mount Mary Steps' these steps allow one access from the eastern side but are used only as an exit route during the Bandra Fair in September.
The closest railway stop is the historical Bandra Station currently over a hundred years old, it has always been an instrumental link between devotees and Mount Mary's. It is approximately 2.5 Kms. away.
A Google earth image of 'The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount', Bandra West, Mumbai
A road view, sunrise over the Basilica
The Road Cross & Oratory of Our Lady of Fatima, opposite the Basilica
The Mahim causeway constructed in 1845 was the promise of a daughter, fulfilled, to Our Lady from the Jeejeebhoy family
View of the Mahim Creek from the basilica that devotees in the past would cross by ferry to reach the Mount from the mainland
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Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount
Bandra(West). Mumbai 400 050, India
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