Goa conjures picture postcard memories, images of surreal landscapes and endless misty shores. Thus Asia’s most coveted holiday destination is one of the most sought after holiday destinations amongst travellers in India and the world. A quick check on how to get here will throw up multiple connectivity options. You can opt for the quickest or cheapest preference based on time and budget. Now-a-days you can even opt for travel on board the latest luxury cruise line Angrya offering Goa-Mumbai packages.
Goa has 2 airports one at Dabolim and the other at Mopa, Pernem both of which cater to domestic and international flyers. Dabolim airport is approximately 26 kms from Panaji, the capital city, and from Margao 33 min (24.4 km) via NH566. The airport terminal, 1 is for domestic arrivals, whereas 2 is for international travelers. All major airline carriers such as Air India, GoAir, Jet Airways, Air Asia, Spice Jet have regular scheduled flights on a daily basis. They bring in eager guests from all the major cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Chennai, Pune, and others.
The newly Inaugurated Manohar International Airport at Mopa is 34.1 kms away from the Capital city of Panaji. The airport is around 29.7 kms from Calangute which is famous for beaches and tourist places. The airport is currently operational for Domestic flyers.
Outside you can take Government run Goa Taxi cab or book a Goa Miles cab for a safe, and affordable journey.
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For those looking for a long road trip, Goa is connected via all the major highways NH 4 and NH 17. You can easily drive or ride in or take the bus. All the State run bus transport services like Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and KTC run their operations in Goa.
Goa has four major railway stations that bring in passengers from across the country. Trains depart from Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon and Vasco da Gama at regular intervals. The stations are in proximity to major towns and Madgaon railway station is about 38 km away from Panaji, Vasco da Gama railway is approximately 29 km away.