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Getting around by air

Airports & Airlines

Dabolim Airport

  • Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is India's second busiest after Delhi and the usual entry point for non-charter flight passengers coming to Goa. If you're flying in from the east (Southeast Asia or Australasia), Chennai and Kochi are also useful entry points.
  • Goa’s only airport is the pint-sized and newly refurbished Dabolim Airport, around 30km from Goa’s capital, Panaji. Somewhat controversial plans are under consideration to build a second airport at Mopa in the state's north.
  • A handful of charter companies operate seasonal international flights directly into Dabolim Airport, most from the UK, Germany and Russia. Aeroflot, Finnair, Etihad, Air Arabia and Novair also fly in Russian and Scandinavian package holidaymakers who make up some 40% of Goa's annual international visitors.

Domestic Flights

Several budget airlines, along with the national carrier Air India, operate direct daily flights between Goa and Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and several other cities. A return flight to Mumbai with a low-cost carrier such as SpiceJet can cost as little as US$70 if booked a few weeks in advance. You can book online directly with the airline or through a booking site.

Dabolim Airport’s arrivals hall is equipped with currency exchange, ATMs and a prepaid taxi counter.

Domestic airlines flying into and out of Goa include:

Charter Flights to Goa

Reliable charter flights into Goa from the UK or Germany: