Transportation from Goa Airport - Dabolim Airport: Taxi, Bus, Train

 

Goa International Airport, also known as Dabolim Airport is the unique airport that serves the Touristic region of Goa, India. The airport is located 29 km / 18 miles SW of Panaji, 4 km / 2½ Miles SE of Vasco de Gama. The airport is not very big and it does not have the same transport facilities that the major airports in India. Nevertheless, see below the different transport options that you have in Goa Airport:

Goa Airport to Calangute: The best option is the Taxi. Expect INR 1,000-1,200 INR Approx. Distance: 38 km.

Goa Airport to Panjim: Distance: 25 km. There are buses from Vasco da Gama.


Shuttle Bus

If you are travelling on a package holiday or you are sleeping on a good quality hotel of the region, ask your tour operator or your hotel for free shuttle service from the Goa Airport to your destination.

If this is not you case, check out the other options that you have.

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Taxi

There is a pre-paid taxi booth outside the terminal. Try to use a pre-paid taxi from the booth to reduce the chances of you being ripped off. The typical fare to Panaji city center is INR 800 - 900 and the trip takes 40 minutes.

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Bus

Dabolim Airport is served by many local and regional buses which takes you not only to Vasco da Gama, also to other locations such as Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, etc.

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Train

The closest Rail Station is 1km from the Airport, the Dabolim Rail Station. The region of Goa has two major railway stations, located in Margao and Vasco-da-Gama.

There are several ways to transfer to the nearest railway station, check train section for further details.

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Car Rental

If you are interested in exploring Goa on your own and at your own pace, then a car is a very good option.

You can compare the different options available at Goa Airport, at car rental page.

If you are planning a large trip inside India, consider to use railway instead of renting a car, since the distances are really big.