IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part of Mumbai.
Mumbai is in the form of a long narrow island, almost a peninsula, thrusting south wards into the Arabian Sea. It can be broadly divided into four zones.
South Bombay (Colaba, CST,Fort, Chruchgate, Nariman Point etc.)
Central Bombay (Dadar, Bombay Central, Worli etc)
The Western suburbs (Bandra, Juhu, Andheri, Borivali etc)
The Eastern Suburbs(Kurla, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli etc.)
There is also New Bombay (Vashi, Turbhe etc.) across Thane Creek on the mainland.
How to Travel
From the Airport
If you are coming from the domestic (40-60 min travel time)or international terminal (10-20min travel time) of the airport, you can get pre-paid taxis or auto rickshaws to IIT Bombay.
If you are coming on the central railway line (e.g. Kalyan, Thane, Kurla, Dadar, CST/VT) you may take a local train and get down at Kanjur Marg (West) station or Vikhroli (West) station which are the nearest stations to IITB and take a bus (there are several buses to IIT) or take an auto rickshaw to IIT (main gate).
If you are coming on the western railway line (e.g. Borivali, Andheri, Bombay Central, or Churchgate), get off at Dadar station and change to the central railway line and take a local train to Kanjur Marg (West) station or Vikhroli (West) station and then take a bus (there are several buses to IIT) or auto rickshaw to IIT (main gate).
Reaching the Department
There are two gates to IIT Bombay. It is advisable to enter through the main gate. If you are coming by an auto rickshaw/taxi, enquire from the security at the main gate for directions to the department. Do not alight from the auto rickshaw at the main gate.
Buses from Andheri (East) station to IIT Bombay (main gate):
396 ltd, 496 ltd, 403 ltd, 409 ltd, 445 ltd, 336, 337, 392, 185 to IIT Bombay (main gate).
Buses from Kanjur Marg (West) station to IIT Bombay (main gate):
409 ltd, 396 ltd, 403 ltd, 425 ltd, 398 ltd, 425, 424, 422, 307, 346 ltd, 496 ltd, 459 ltd, 461 ltd, 460 ltd
Buses from Vikhroli (West) station to IIT Bombay (main gate):