Goa International Airport Guide (GOI)

Airport info
Code: GOI
Address:
Airport Road, Dabolim, Goa, 403801, India
Location:

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.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +91
Telephone:
+91 832 254 0806
Timezone: GMT ++05:30

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.

Email address: 
apdgoa@aai.aero
Transfer between terminals

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

Driving directions

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.

Public Transport

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.

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.

Terminal facilities

Money

There is an ATM located outside the arrivals area and bureaux de change in the airport.

Communication

The airport provides WiFi for a fee and a mobile charging point.

Food

Food and drink can be purchased at shops and snack bars in the airport, and there is one restaurant before security.

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. A driver costs around INR 200 per day. If you wish to drive yourself, a deposit will usually have to be paid.

Hotels

There are no hotels at Goa International Airport. However, as a popular tourist destination, there is a wide range of hotels throughout the state, particularly along the coast. Hotel reservation desks are available in the airport's arrivals area.


Devasthali Resort

+91 832 258 6000

European colonial-style Devasthali is another hotel close to the airport. The restaurant offers local and international food, and there is a pool-side bar and a spa. A free shuttle takes guests to and from the nearby beach and casino.

Village Issorcim, Hollant Beach, 403712, Dabolim, India

Bogmallo Beach Resort

+91 832 713 1000

One of Goa's oldest 5-star resorts, Bogmallo Beach Resort offers 126 rooms and 15 cottages, all facing the sea. The resort has a spa, health club, casino, pool and conference and meeting space. The hotel is a 10-minute drive away from the airport.

Bogmallo Road, 403806, Bogmallo, India

Coconut Creek

+91 832 253 8090

One of the closest accommodation options to the airport, Coconut Creek is only minutes away from the airport. Although small (just 20 rooms), this resort offers spa facilities along with an outdoor pool, yoga classes, free Wi-Fi, a bar and international restaurant.

Bimmut Ward, 403806, Bogmallo, India

Hotel Supreme

+91 832 250 0430

Located near the train station in central Vasco da Gama, the Hotel Supreme is a mid-range option offering accommodation in rooms or suites at very attractive prices. Facilities include a restaurant, outdoor pool, jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and event/meeting spaces.

Swatantra Path, Vaddem, 403802, Vasco da Gama, India

Hotel La Paz Gardens

+91 832 251 2121

Situated in the heart of Vasco da Gama, this 3-star hotel is conveniently located for both the airport and the railway station. It has 74 guest rooms, suites, free Wi-Fi and a choice of restaurants.

Swatantra Path, 403802, Vasco da Gama, India
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