Planning to Visit Goa? Find the various ways to travel to Goa by Road, Cars, Trains, Indian Railways, Flights, Airlines and Airports in Goa.
Goa is the smallest state in India located on the western coast in the region known as Konkan. Goa is surrounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is popular for its beaches and visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year.
By Air (flights): Goa has only one airport – the Dabolim Airport which is catering to domestic and international airlines. The airport also handles a large number of chartered flights.
Goa International Flights:
Goa receives international flights from Qatar, Dubai, Sharjah and Kuwait in the Middle East and from Britain, Germany, Netherlands and Russia during the charter flight tourist season. Besides charter flights from the UK, Netherlands, Russia, Germany operated by Thomas Cook, Condor, Arkefly, Monarch Airlines, etc. Another international airport at Mopa is proposed.
By Trains: Indian Railways connects Goa with direct train services from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Kochi, Kolkata, Thiruvanantapuram, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Goa has two rail lines — one run by the South Western Railway and the other by the Konkan Railway. The line run by the South Western Railway was built during the colonial era linking the port town of Vasco da Gama, Goa with Belgaum, Hubli, Karnataka via Margao.
By Road: Goa has two National Highways passing through it. NH-17 runs along India west coast and links Goa to Mumbai in the north and Mangalore to the south. NH-4A running across the state connects the capital Panjim to Belgaum in east, linking Goa to cities in the Deccan. Most of Goa is well connected by roads, Goa public transport largely consists of privately operated buses linking the major towns to rural areas. Government-run buses, maintained by the Kadamba Transport Corporation, links major routes (like the Panjim–Margao route) and some remote parts of the state.
Distance from Goa to various cities: Mangalore (360 km), Pune (450 km), Bangalore (592 km), Mumbai (593 km)
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