How to Reach Goa

Goa can be reached by air, train and bus from all major cities of India. There are regular bus services primarily from Mangalore, Mumbai and Bangalore. Goa Airport, Dabolim is connected to major Indian and International cities, hence reaching Goa is never be a problem for any tourists around the world.

How to Reach Goa By Bus:

There are several buses connected to Goa from various cities, but most traffic comes from mainly Bombay and Pune. With increasing demand from the south, there has been an increase in bus services from Mangalore, Bangalore and New Delhi. Overnight buses from Mumbai to Goa is one alternative to trains and flying.

How to Reach Goa By Train:

Indian Railways connects Goa with direct train services from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Kochi, Kolkata, Thiruvanantapuram, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The destination station is usually Madgaon in South Goa. Traveling to Goa by train is a real pleasure as the route passes through greenery and many tunnels. A railway station which most tourists tend to miss is Thivim, which is served by most trains and is just 20 minutes away from Calangute beach by taxi. For budget travelers, this is the cheapest option, apart from being faster and much more comfortable than traveling by road.

Trains connecting Goa offer an inexpensive and fairly pleasant ride, provided you get confirmed reserved seats. Unconfirmed travel can be pretty harrowing.

The main center for booking train and bus tickets, in Panjim, is around the Kadamba inter-state bus terminus. Tickets for the Konkan Railway can also be booked here, though expect long queues during the holiday season.

How to Reach Goa By Air:

Goa has one airport at Dabolim in Vasco, that was actually owned by the Indian Navy. Some airlines fly directly to Goa, but most international flights arrive via Mumbai. Goa has daily flights to and from Bangalore, Delhi,Hyderabad Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Recently, daily flights to Jaipur and Ahmedabad, as well as to Mangalore, Kozhikode (Calicut) and Kochi (Cochin) have also been added.

Domestic Airlines flying into Goa include Kingfisher airlines, spicejet, Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Air Deccan, Indigo and GoAir.

There are international flights to Kuwait and UAE twice a week on Air India and charter flights to the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia and Switzerland.

On arrival, it advisable to take a pre-paid taxi from Dabolim Airport to various parts of Goa. You will see the yellow pre-paid taxi booth 30 metres on the left when you exit the main building. Normally most resorts pick up from the airport for free so please make sure you ask your resort for free pickup.

How to Reach Goa from Different Locations of India

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