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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.

Information:

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.

Website:

http://www.aai.aero

Driving directions:

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.

Transfer between terminals:

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

Airport Info

Code:
GOI
Address:

Airport Road
Dabolim
403801
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 (Panjim) is around 30km (19 miles) away to the north.

No. of terminals:
2
Telephone:

+91 832 254 0806

Time Zone:
India Standard Time
GMT +0530

Public Transport

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 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.

Public transport 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.

Terminal facilities

Money:

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

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 numerous other gift items are located in the international departures and arrivals areas. News, books, clothes and general goods 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. 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)

Disabled facilities:

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.

Car parking:

The parking facilities at Goa International Airport are located directly outside the main terminal building, with over 360 parking spaces available.

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 the country's road conditions can be daunting for visitors.