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Dabolim Airport

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

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

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

Car Parking

Goa airport has capacity for 350 cars and 10 coaches. For a car, the charge is Rs. 60 for under four hours, or Rs. 360 for a day.

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.

City Transfers

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.


Tel: +91 8325 13806

Departure Tax

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


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.


Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by about 40 percent of the population. Urdu is the language common with the Muslim demographic. India has a total of 22 official languages


The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paise (singular paisa). Major currencies can be changed at banks, and authorised bureaux de changes. It is impossible to obtain rupees outside India, but no matter what time you arrive in India there will be an exchange office open at the airport. It is illegal to exchange money through the black market and it is advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart from the National Bank. It is best to change money into small denominations. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs are not generally available.

Terminal Transfers

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

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