Goa has an international airport known as Dabolim Airport which is actually a military airbase with a civil enclave. This airport connects Goa to many cities around the globe like Dubai, Doha, London, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur and Krasnoyarsk (in Russia). The major airline operators flying these routes are Air India, GoAir, Oman Air, SpiceJet, Qatar Airways, Air Arabia, Jet Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Nordwind Airlines and VIM Airlines. Dabolim Airport is also well-connected to other cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Indore, Kolkata. The domestic airlines connecting these cities to Goa are SpiceJet, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, Vistara and Air Asia India.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport to Goa is Dabolim International Airport, which is 4 Km away from Vasco da Gama City and 30 Km away from Panjim City, the state capital.
Safety Suggestion: There are no weather safety issues that should concern you, as you travel to Goa by flight. The city has a pleasant climate with a mild monsoon season. Snowstorms are unheard of in this city which is situated along the coast of Arabian Sea.
Goa has four national highways that connect the city to other cities in India like Mumbai, Mangalore, Belgaum, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. The Government-run Kadamba Transport Corporation has many buses connecting Goa with other parts of India. Many privately operated buses also connect Goa to major cities in India. VRL Travels, Naik Tours and Travels, Global Travel Agency, Citizen Travels, Infant Jesus Travels, Seabird Tourists and Paulo Holiday Maker are a few of them.
Journey Suggestion: The national highways and state highways running through Goa are in good condition. They take you along some scenic routes through rolling green hills. But the national highways in Goa are some of the narrowest in the country. This can lead to some traffic congestion within the city, especially during the peak tourist season.
Goa has two railway lines connecting the city to other parts of India. The Konkan Railway Line connects Goa with cities on the western coast of India like Mumbai, Calicut, Bangalore and Mangalore. The South Western Railway Line connects Goa with Belgaum, Hubli, Chennai and various parts of the state of Karnataka. There are trains connecting Goa to Delhi in the north and Thiruvananthapuram in the south.
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