Station: Mumbai Central - BCT

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About Mumbai Central Railway Station

One of the major railway stations on the Western Line, Mumbai Central Railway Station formerly known as Bombay Central Terminus/BCT Railway Station, acts as a lifeline for both in-station and out-station commuters. Amongst the oldest railway stations in India, Mumbai Central BCT Railway Station was designed by architect Claude Batley. Today, it acts as a key stop for local and inter-city/express trains and is a connecting station for various trains across Northern, Western and North-Western parts of India.

Trains Departing From Mumbai Central Railway Station

The BCT Railway Station accommodates both local and long distance trains and is divided into to two parts. The eastern part which has five platforms manages to and fro of long distance trains while the western part is dedicated to local trains running on the Churchgate-Virar suburban section and houses four high level platforms.

Trains to Top Pilgrimage Sites: Trimbakeshwar in Nashik and Shirdi are two most popular pilgrim sites near Mumbai. Everyday, 76 trains to Nashik and 5 to Shirdi depart from Mumbai Central. If you want to visit Vaishno Devi, Swaraj Express operates a direct train to Katra while 4 trains are available for Jammu Tawi, from where you can hire a taxi or bus till Katra. There are 13 trains which will take you to the city of Ajmer to pay a visit to Ajmer Shareef, 11 to Tirupati Balaji, and 6 to Kanyakumari.

Long Distance Trains: There are 27 trains which depart from and terminate at BCT Railway Station on daily basis to other states in India which also include major metro cities. Trains to cities like Delhi, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmadabad, Vadodra, Surat, Ujjain and Amritsar are quite popular.

Popular Trains: The popular trains are rated by their speed, comfort level and the experience that they offer to commuters. The perks like, appetizing meals on the wheels, clean & hygienic compartments, berths and washrooms, free wi-fi are some of the major attractions.

• Mumbai-Rajdhani Express connects Mumbai Central (BCT) with New Delhi Railway Station, Vadodra Junction, Ratlam Junction and Kota Junction. The train also offers Pantry Car, On-board Catering and E-catering.
• Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express connects Mumbai BCT Railway Station with Ahmedabad via Surat and Vadodra. The train offers On-board and E-catering.
• Indore AC Duronto connects BCT Railway Station directly with Indore. It is a full AC train and offers Pantry Car and On-board Catering.
• Jaipur Duronto Express connects BCT Railway Station directly with Jaipur. It offers Pantry Car and On-board Catering.

Different Stations in Mumbai

Mumbai has several railway stations for both long distance and local trains. Here, is a list of 10 busiest terminals other than BCT Railway Stations.

• Thane Station
• Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Station (CST)
• Andheri Station
• Dadar Station
• Churchgate Station
• Bandra Station
• Virar Station
• Kurla Station
• Kalyan Station
• Nallasopara Station

Popular Places Near Mumbai Central Railway Station/BCT

There are a plethora of places near Mumbai Central Railway Station to hang around. Walk along the famous Marine Drive, which is a 20-minute drive from BCT and enjoy sea views. Reach Haji Ali within 5 minutes, or tuck into some lip-smacking street food at the Chowpatty Beach, which is only 10 minutes away.

FAQs

Q. How do I get to Colaba from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT)?
A. Local train or metro rail can be availed to reach Colaba from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT).

Q. How can I get to Borivili East from Andheri East?
A. You can take a local train from Sainath Nagar near Andheri East to Devi Pada Street near Borivali East. You can also take a metro to Borivali.

Q. What is the best means to travel to Mumbai Central BCT Railway Station from Santacruz?
A. There is a direct metro line from Santa Cruz to Mumbai Central BCT Railway Station.

Q. Are there local buses from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT) to Thane?
A. Local trains can be availed to go from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT) to Thane.

Q. Can I get a taxi to Nashik from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT) in Mumbai?
A. Cars can be hired from the station to go to Nashik.

Q. Is there local train/metro connectivity from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT)?
A. Both local train and metro service is available at Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT).

Q. How long will it take me to get from Mumbai Central BCT Railway Station to Andheri East?
A. It takes about an hour by road to reach Andheri East from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT).

Q. What all transport is available from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT) in Mumbai?
A. Prepaid and regular taxis are available from this station. The metro rail is also available. The State Transport Bus stop is located close by from where long-distance buses can be availed. The local train station is also there.

Q. What is the best means to get to Juhu Beach from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT)?
A. The fastest way to reach Juhu Beach from the Station is to take a fast passenger train. One can also take a metro till Andheri and take an auto from there.

Q. How do I get to Gateway of India from Mumbai Central BCT Railway Station?
A. One can take a bus to SP Mukherjee Chowk to get to Gateway of India. Or take a local train or metro to Churchgate and walk from there.

Q. Which museum of Mumbai is better for children – Red Carpet Wax Museum or Nehru Science Center?
A. The Wax Museum has wax statues of various celebrities. The Science Museum has many science exhibits which are not only interesting for kids but also for adults.

Q. When can I catch a play at the Prithvi Theatre?
A. Prithvi Theatre has shows every day, except on Mondays.

Q. What is the local food of Mumbai that one should try?
A. One of the most popular local foods of Mumbai is Vada Pav. One should also try Kathi roll, Misal pav, Samosa with chola, and Puran poli.

Q. What are some recommended restaurants for North Indian cuisine in Colaba?
A. Koylaand Rustico are some of the highly recommended restaurants offering North Indian cuisine in Colaba.

Q. Are there tourist buses for a sightseeing tour of Mumbai?
A. Many private bus services offer sightseeing tours in the city.

Q. What are the must-see places of Mumbai?
A. Some of the main attractions of Mumbai are Bandra Worli Sea link, Nariman Point, Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Marine Drive, and Babulnath Temple.

Q. What are the timings for the Mumbai Zoo?
A. The Mumbai Zoo is open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Q. What are the famous historical landmarks in Mumbai?
A. The Gateway of India, Flora Fountain, and Elephanta Caves are some historical landmarks in Mumbai.

Q. What are some attractions near Malabar Hill?
A. Some attractions near Malabar Hill are Hanging Gardens, Jain Temple, Chowpatty Beach, and Priyadarshini Park.

Q. How far is Gateway of India from Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT)?
A. Gateway of India is around 7 km from Mumbai Central Railway Station(BCT)

Q. What is a good family hotel near the Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT)?
A.  The Sahil Hotel is a good family hotel near the Mumbai Central BCT Railway Station.

Q. Are there decent budget hotels in or around Dadar East in Mumbai?
A.  Bawa Regency is a decent budget hotel in Dadar East in Mumbai.

Q. What are some cheap hotels in Thane?
A. Hotel Golden Nest is a cheap hotel in Thane.

Q. Would you recommend Pali Beach Resort as a good option to stay with family?
A. Pali Beach Resort is a good place to stay with families.

Q. Name some 3-star hotels near Gateway of India?
A. Some 3-star hotels near the Gateway of India are Hotel Diplomat, Treebo Garden, and Strand Hotel.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT)?
A. Some cheap hotels near the station are Hotel Rosewood, Hotel Kumkum, and Hotel Gulistan.

Q. Can you tell me names of some budget hotels near Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT)?
A. Some budget hotels near Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT) are Hotel Metro Palace, Sahara Star Hotel, and Vits Hotel.

Q. Which 5-star hotel is near Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT) in Mumbai?
A. Four Seasons Mumbai is a 5-star hotel near Mumbai Railway Station (BCT).

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT)?
A. Some of the popular hotels near Mumbai Central Railway Station (BCT) are Kemp’s Corner, The Sahil Hotel, and Hotel Royal Castle.

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