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The amazing destination of Goa is one of the well connected places in India. Read further to explore how to reach Goa by air, rail and road transport.
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How to Reach Goa

Dabolin Domestic & International Airport, GoaHow to Reach Goa - Goa is getting better connected almost every month with the rest of the country and the world. There are flights to Goa available from all the major destinations in India. Goa is also connected internationally as there are flights from UK and Gulf countries available directly for tourist. The Dabolim airport in Goa is the main airport and can be reached from anywhere in Goa via easy local transport.

Dabolin Domestic & International Airport
Location: At the port city of Vasco Da Gama; 32 km from Panaji, 7 km from downtown Vasco, 30 km from Mudgaon, 50 km from Calangute, 52 km from Mapusa and 32 km from Colva.
Services: Most Indian domestic airlines and numerous international charters and some airlines.
Facilities: Bank and currency exchange, duty free shops, tourist information, hotel booking, restaurants and snacks cafes, car hire, telephone kiosks.
Transfer: Taxis including pre-paid.

Goa by Rail
Good network of trains in Goa connects the place with other states in India. Konkan railway line is the major railway line connecting Goa with major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Trivandrum, etc.

Railway Station
Two Major Stations in Goa
Madgaon Railway Station in GoaMadgaon
Location: Konkan Railway route, South Goa
Services: 2432 Rajdhani Exp (11.05 am/12.25 pm next day) from Delhi, 2051 Jan Shatabdi Exp (5.30 am/1.55 pm) and 0112 Konkan Kanya Exp (11pm/ 10.45 am) from Mumbai, amongst the best connections.
Transfer: Taxis, auto-rickshaws.

Vasco Da Gama
Location: South Goa
Services: 1048 Link Exp (11 pm/6.30 am) from Hubli, 7311 Exp (2 pm/12.40 pm) from Chennai and a few other trains.
Transfer: Taxis, auto-rickshaws.

NH 17 (Panvel, near Mumbai, Edappalli, near Kochi) runs across Goa north-south staying close to the coast; NH-4A (Panaji-Belgaum) connects inland eastward with NH 4 (Pune-Banglore).

On Mumbai-Panaji route, Chiplun hasgreat accommodation, dining and service station facilities. Southwards are bigger-towns like Udupi, Manglore, Kannur and Kozhikode.

Bus Services in Goa
Buses: Luxury Volvo and deluxe coaches from many places in the region cover all the major cities and towns of Goa with regular services. Private companies also operate overnight service from places like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, etc. Most of these start at Patto Plaza in Panaji (Panjim).
Bus Station: Kadamba Bus Stand, Patto Plaza, Panaji
Location: Downtown, Panajii
Transfer: Taxis, auto-rickshaws

Local Transport in Goa
Anybody can travel around in Goa easily as there is a easily available taxis, motor cycle taxis for getting around.
Taxis: Don't run by meter; try to take pre-paid service wherever possible.
Motor Cycle Taxis: Licensed, though adventures, mode to carrying one person as pillion-rider. Rates negotiable.
Ferry: Flat-bottomed, best for crossing the many rivers.