Getting Around Mumbai
The streets of Mumbai are chaotic and difficult to negotiate,
but most attractions are fairly central and can be reached on foot.
However, visitors generally opt for hiring a car with a driver by
the day, which can be arranged at hotel desks. Rates are dependent
on the type of vehicle hired. The city''s public bus service is
government-run, and consists of a fleet of red single and
double-decker buses, usually hot and crowded. Suburban electric
trains connect to the outlying areas, but are crowded, particularly
during rush hour. Auto rickshaws are not allowed to operate in the
centre of the city, but are cheaper than taxis and good for short
distances. Metered taxis are plentiful all over the town and its
surrounds. A very fast (and air-conditioned) hydrofoil service
connects central Mumbai to many surrounding suburbs.