Goa International Airport Guide (GOI)
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 (Panjim) is around 30km (19 miles) away to the north.
Goa International Airport, also called Dabolim Airport, is an international airport located in the city of Dabolim in Goa, India. Our Goa International Airport guide provides crucial information about the airport, including details of terminal facilities, public transport routes and nearby accommodation options.
There are information desks both in the domestic terminal and the international terminal. Tourist information and taxi assistance are available in International Arrivals.
The domestic and international terminals are housed in the same building.
From Panaji (Panjim), the State’s executive capital, head south on highway 66, and, after crossing the bridge, take a right onto highway 366; this road leads directly to the airport. The total drive time from Panaji (Panjim) to the airport is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic.
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.
Bus:Local buses, which are often very crowded and not very frequent, run 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 Rs400-500 (journey time: 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 services.
Snack bars are situated in both the international and the domestic terminal areas. A restaurant is also available in the domestic terminal.
Duty-free shops selling liquor, cigarettes, perfumes, toiletries, electronic items, watches and numerous other gift items are located in the international departures and arrivals areas. News, books, clothes and general goods are available in both terminals.
Goa International Airport has free baggage trolleys for travellers navigating their way through the airport.
There are no business or conference facilities at Goa International Airport. However, meeting and event space can be found at nearby hotels, including the Hotel La Paz Gardens about 5km (3 miles) from the airport (tel: +91 832 251 2121; www.hotellapazgardens.com)
The parking facilities at Goa International Airport are located directly outside the main terminal building, with over 400 parking spaces available.
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 the country's road conditions can be daunting for visitors.