Goa International Airport Guide (GOI)

Airport info
Code: GOI
Address:
Dabolim 403801, Goa, India
Location:

Goa International Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) from Vasco da Gama to the northwest and 5km (3 miles) from Dabolim to the east. State capital Panaji is around 30km (19 miles) away to the north.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +91
Telephone:
(832) 540 806.
Timezone: GMT ++05:30

Here you'll find essential information on Goa International Airport, India, including contact details, airport transfer facts, details of airport facilities, and how to get there.

Airport news

Construction of a new integrated terminal building began in February 2009, and was completed late in 2013. When fully operational, it will handle 4 million passengers per year.

Information

There are information desks both in the domestic terminal and the international terminal. Tourist information and taxi assistance are available in International Arrivals.

Email address: 
apdgoa@aai.aero
Website
www.aai.aero
Transfer between terminals

The domestic and international terminals are housed in the same building.

Driving directions

Vasco da Gama can be reached by heading north and then west on state highway 17B from Goa International Airport. To get to the state capital Panaji (Panjim), head for the national highway 17A, follow it eastwards, and then go north on the 66 motorway all the way to Panaji (Panjim).

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: The nearest railway station is in Vasco da Gama, around 5km (3 miles) from Goa International Airport, which can be reached by local bus or taxi. Train services, provided by Indian Railways (www.indianrail.gov.in), are available to a number of destinations nationwide.

Public transport road

Bus: Local buses, which are often very crowded and not very frequent, go to Chicalim and Vasco da Gama nearby.

Taxi: Pre-paid taxis are available at Goa International Airport. The pre-paid taxi service counter is located outside the terminal building. Fares to Panaji range from around Rs. 400-500 and the journey time is about 45 minutes.

Shuttle: Locally operated minibuses provide links with Panjim. If travelling on a package holiday, transfers will most likely be organised by the tour operator, and many hotels in the region offer free shuttle service.

Terminal facilities

Money

A bank, ATMs and bureaux de change are located in the terminal building.

Communication

Post, telephone and telegraph services are available, as is paid-for Wi-Fi access.

Food

Snack bars are situated in both the international and the domestic terminal areas. A restaurant is also available in the domestic terminal.

Shopping

Duty-free shops selling liquor, cigarettes, perfumes, toiletries, electronic items, watches and much else are located in the international departures and arrivals areas. News, books, clothes and general items are available in both terminals.

Luggage

Goa International Airport has free baggage trolleys for travellers navigating their way through the airport.

Other

A first aid room is available in the terminal building. Baby changing facilities are also available.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no business or conference facilities at Goa International Airport. The nearest meeting facilities can be found at the Bogmallo Beach Resort (tel: (832) 253 8222; www.bogmallobeachresort.com), around 10 minutes from the terminals.

Disabled facilities

Facilities for the disabled are basic. Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the airline counters.

Car parking

Parking facilities at Goa International Airport are limited. There are 350 parking spaces for cars. The parking lot is located near the terminal building. However, new parking facilities are under development.

Car rental

Car hire services are available in the domestic arrivals area of Goa International Airport. In India, it is normal to hire a car with a driver, as road conditions can be daunting.

Hotels

There are no hotels at Goa International Airport. The nearest accommodation is located 4km (2.5 miles) away. However, Goa is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, and there is a wide range of hotels throughout the state, particularly along the coast. Hotel reservation desks are available in the airport's arrivals area.


Bogmallo Beach Resort

(832) 253 8222.

One of Goa's oldest 5-star resorts, Bogmallo Beach Resort offers 126 rooms and 15 cottages, all facing the sea. The resort has a health club, casino, pool and conference and meeting space.

Edited by Gavin Haines
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