About Goa International Airport (GOI)
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 desks are available in International Arrivals, and taxis immediately outside.
From Panaji (Panjim)), the State’s executive capital, take the Mala-Patto Bridge road towards highway 66 (Panvel-Kochi-Kanyakumari Highway). Follow highway 66, and after crossing the Cortalim Bridge, take a right onto highway 366; this road leads directly to the airport. The total drive time from Panaji to the airport is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic.
Transfer between terminals:
The domestic and international terminals are housed in the same building.
Goa International Airport is located 2km (1.2 miles) from Dabolim. State capital Panaji (also known as Panjim) is around 30km (19 miles) away to the north.
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Public transport road:
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 start from INR 870 (journey time: 45 minutes). The airport strongly recommends that no-one, including locals, use any other taxis due to scammers.
Shuttle: Goa Tourism runs a shuttle service for the route Calangute-Panaji-Goa Airport. There are only two trips daily, but the fare is low; INR 150 for passengers to Calangute, INR 100 to Panaji. Locally operated minibuses also provide links with Panaji. 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.
Public transport rail:
The nearest railway stations are Vasco da Gama and Dabolim, both 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.
There is an ATM located outside the arrivals area and bureaux de change in the airport.
Food and drink can be purchased at shops and snack bars in the airport, and there is one restaurant before security.
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.
A first aid room is available in the terminal building. Baby changing facilities are also available.
Conference and business:
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)
Facilities for the disabled are basic, though wheelchairs and physical assistance are available free of charge from the airline counters. Ramps and lifts connect all levels of the terminal.
The parking facilities at Goa International Airport are located directly outside the main terminal building, with over 360 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. A driver costs around INR 200 per day. If you wish to drive yourself, a deposit will usually have to be paid.