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Dabolim Airport

Dabolim Goa International Airport (GOI)

Overview

Also known as Dabolim Airport, Goa International Airport is the only airport in the state of Goa, providing a gateway to the exotic beaches and spectacular temples of India.

Situated 2.5 miles (4km) from the village of Dabolim, the airport offers 30-40 flights per day, most of which are domestic routes to other cities in India. There are some international flights to Goa International Airport however, with routes to cities like Moscow, Amsterdam, London, Doha, Frankfurt and Zurich.

The airport's two terminals offer a small selection of restaurants and shops, including some decent souvenir shops. Queues can be long in peak periods, so passengers should allow plenty of time for checking in.

Location

The airport is located 18 miles (about 29km) southwest of Panaji

Getting to the city

Train: The airport has a train station 1km from the terminals. The Indian Rail line goes to Margoa, about 45 minutes away, as well as to Vasco da Gama, about 2 miles (4km) from the airport.

Bus: There are public buses that leave from just outside the airport terminal every half hour. They go to Panjim, Mapusa, Ponda and Margoa, and cost Rs. 14-20. Public buses also go to the nearby city of Vasco da Gama. There is also a stop at the closer Chicalim bus stop, about 0.93 miles (1.5km) from the airport.

Taxi: Pre-paid taxis are available outside the terminal building. It'll cost about Rs. 350-475 to get to Panaji city centre.

Time

Local time is GMT +5.5.

Contacts

Tel: +91 8325 13806

Car rental

Although it is not recommended that you do so, you can hire cars through local operator Savaari, which has pick-up points outside both the domestic and international terminals, as well as the railway station.

Airport Taxis

Taxis available outside the arrivals area (approx. 30 minutes, Rs. 460 to Panaji).

Transfer between terminals

There are two terminals adjacent to each other, and which you can get between on foot.

Facilities

Money and communications: Currency exchange services are available, although you might find better rates elsewhere.

Luggage: Complimentary luggage trolleys are available throughout the airport. A baggage wrapping machine is located in international departures.

Conference and business: No business facilities are available at this airport.

Other facilities: There is a first aid centre at the airport, and a child-care facility is currently under construction.

Wi-Fi: Wi-fi is available via Tata Indicom.

Information: An information desk with details on local tourism and transport options is located in the international arrivals hall.

Shopping: Shopping at the airport is very limited, but a small selection is available. Between Goa Handicraft Emporium and Peals & Leather Garments there is a fair selection of Goan mementos available from the domestic terminal, and the TR store has some local fashions in the international departures, in addition to the duty free.

Food and Drink: Best not to arrive too hungry at Goa International Airport, as options are limited once you've gone through security. There is a small snack bar in international departures, and the odd vending machine. If you haven't yet gone through security, an airport restaurant is located outside domestic arrivals.

Parking

Goa airport has capacity for 350 cars and 10 coaches. Parking is charged at INR 60 for up to four hours, and INR 360 per day.

Departure Tax

Any taxes or service fees will be included in your ticket price

Website

aai.aero/allAirports/goa_generalinfo.jsp

Airlines

Flights to Goa International Airport are available on Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air India, Condor Flugdienst, Edelweiss Air, GoAir, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Monarch, Qatar Airways, SpiceJet, Thomas Cook, Thomson and Transaero.

Internet

Wifi is available through Tata Indicom.

Business Lounges

There are no business facilities at Goa International Airport.


Dabolim Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.