Goa Airport, sometimes called after nearby town ‘Dabolim Airport’ is located in the smallest Indian state and former Portuguese colony Goa, approximately 26km from capital Panaji.
There is a domestic and international zones in the modern, spacious airport with Arrivals and Check-in at the ground floor, security booths, customs and immigration at the first floor and Departures at the second floor.
There are multiple shopping and dining possibilities, with ATM’s, Spa, Smoking Areas and more.
TUI Airways is the only airline flying direct on the charter route from London Gatwick to Goa – bookable only via their website. (8 and 11 hours journey)
Other large airlines such as Qatar airways or Oman Air are flying to Goa from the UK’s major international airports with only 1 layover. The journey will take a minimum of 12 hours, depending on the duration of your layover.
The airport is open 24/7.
Goa Dabolim Airport Transit
Goa airport is a point-to-point airport and there are no flight connections here as it is mostly used as a holidaymaker's destination. Shall you need to get another flight from here, it is necessary to leave the international zone and check-in again.
Goa Dabolim Airport Transfer
Airport – City, beach
There are multiple vans waiting outside the airport with set journey, available for very low prices which might reflect in transportation quality and lower level of comfortability.
There are also many minibuses going from the airport to many surrounding cities. They are not very comfortable and got no set timetables. Minibuses usually depart when full. Ask drivers around about your destination and they will often point you to the correct minibus.
The fares for minibuses are again very cheap.
Taxis are very often used by foreign tourists as local means of transport are usually quite chaotic and unreliable.
The best way is to look for a taxi counter where you ‘pre-pay’ fixed price for your journey and avoid handling cash with the driver. Although it might not always be an option and you might be paying the driver upon arrival.
Fares depend on the travelled distance.
Others travellers shared Estimated fares:
Airport to Candolim -
1200 INRcurrently £12.87
Airport to Candolim (night)-
1700 INRcurrently £18.23
Airport to Calangute -
1200 INRcurrently £12.87
Airport to Little Vagator -
1800 INRcurrently £19.31
There might be a little surcharge for taxis with air-conditioning.
Accomodation near the airport