A variety of transport is widely available in Goa. Most tourist sights can be accessed by road and there are buses, rental cars, taxis and scooters available for travelers to visit. The best way to get around Goa is to hire a motorcycle or scooter.
By Flight: Dabolim International Airport is located 18 miles (30km) south-west of Goa state capital, Panaji. Pre-paid taxis and rental cars are available outside the terminal. Expect to pay Rs. 400 to Rs. 500 for the 40 minutes drive to Panaji and Rs. 500 for the 1 hour drive to Candolim.
All the major airline services have daily flights to Goa from Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune; twice a week from Chennai and Kochi. International service airlines also connect Goa with Kuwait and Sharjah twice a week. Direct charter flights operate from UK, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Russia and other countries.
Travel by Railway: Railway is the most available transport system in India. Goa is well connected with the other major cities in India through Railway. And also you can visit one city to others with rail in Goa.
The Konkan Railway makes Goa easily accessible by rail from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mangalore, Ernakulam, Thiruvanthapuram. Goa is also linked to Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune via Londa.
Travel by Roadway: Goa's public transport largely consists of privately operated buses linking the major towns to rural areas. Government-run buses, maintained by the Kadamba Transport Corporation, links both major routes (Panaji and Margao route) and some remote parts of the state.
Taxis: Taxi is the most popular for tourists. It is available all over the state. You can find out it from the outside of your charter hotel or lodges, where a board invariably lists the destinations in and around the region. The fixed rate fares only apply to peak season and at other times negotiation applicable.
Motorcycle Taxis: Motorcycle taxi is the most unique transport system in Goa. It is ideal to visits between beaches or towns. For fare, negotiation applicable.
Rented Motorcycles: A tourist can rent a motorcycle to visit in Goa. It gives you much freedom to trip in Goa. To rent a motorcycle you need a driving license, passport with valid visa (for foreigner) and security deposit.
Travel by Seaway: You can also reach here with a ship from Mumbai sea port. But, this service is not regular; especially it is operated during tour season in winter. Goa Sea port is located at Mormugao which is about 35 km away from the capital city, Panaji. This port is about 501 years old and it also has a great historical value. After reaching to the port you can easily go Anjuna Beach with a Bus or private Taxi.
|The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC)
Dr Alvares Costa Road, Panaji, Goa- 403001
Phone : (+91) 0832-2424001/ 02/ 03
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.goa-tourism.com
|Govt Of India Tourist Office
Communidade Building, Church Square
Panaji, Goa 403001
Phone : (+91) 0832-222-3412
|Tourist Assistance Office
Althino, Panaji (Panjim)
North Goa, Goa
Dr. Luis Gomes Road
Phone : (+91) 0834-2513811/16
|British Deputy High Commissioner
Dempo Tower, EDC complex
Phone : (+91) 0832-2438734
|Consulate General of Portugal
Parvati, House No. 38 and 39
Father Angelo Road, Altinho
Phone : (+91) 832-2421524/5
Rua de Ourem, Panaji
Phone: (+91) 0832-2235526
Vice Consolato Onorario d'Italia
c/o Guala Closures (I) Pvt. Ltd.
D-1, Sesa Ghor, 20 EDC Complex
P.O. Box: 101 Patto, Panjim
Phone : (+91) 0832-2438944
|Tourism Helpline Goa
Panajim, Goa, India
Phone: 0832-254-0829 / 0031