Getting to & from Goa

Goa can be reached by its only airport in Vasco da Gama, by train, and by the many buses connecting the state with cities in India, primarily Mumbai, Mangalore and Bangalore. If you are travelling from Mumbai or Pune, road or rail transport will provide you with a journey through breathtaking scenery of the Konkan area.

By Air – The Dabolim airport in Vasco da Gama is Goa’s only airport. Some airlines fly directly to Goa, but most international flights arrive via Mumbai.

By Train – Indian Railways connects Goa with Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Kochi, Kolkata, Thiruvanantapuram, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The destination station is usually Madgaon in South Goa. Travelling to Goa by train is one of the best train journeys in India as the route passes through greenery, waterfalls and several tunnels. For budget travellers, this is the cheapest option, along with it being faster and much more comfortable than travelling by road.

By Bus – There are several bus routes from various cities, but most traffic is from mainly Mumbai and Pune. Due to increasing demand from the south, there has been an increase in buses from Mangalore, Bangalore and New Delhi. Overnight buses from Mumbai to Goa are an alternative to trains and flying.

The main centre for booking train and bus tickets is around the Kadamba inter-state bus terminus in Panjim.


Getting around Goa

Several modes of transport operate throughout the city making it easy and affordable to get to and from the Goa beaches and tourist attractions. For the budget traveller, there are several buses that operate from Panjim to Old Goa and to Calangute/Baga. For travellers who require more comfortable travel options, there are auto rickshaws which are easily available from anywhere in the city. Private cars with chauffeurs can also be booked through hotels in the city.


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