Goa International Airport Guide (GOI)
Code: GOINo. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +91Timezone: GMT ++05:30
Dabolim 403801, Goa, India
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.
(832) 540 806.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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, 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.
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 much else are located in the international departures and arrivals areas. News, books, clothes and general items 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. 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.
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 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.
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.