Travel connectivity of Goa, India
International Airport of Goa at Dabolim (recently renovated for better services) is situated in Vasco city, at a distance of 32 Kms from the capital, Panjim. It caters to domestic and international air services with at least two dozen arrivals from India and middle-eastern countries such as Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Muscat, Doha, Dubai and Kuwait. All major low cost carriers and full service airlines operate regular flights to and from Goa. This is the only airport as of now; however, the Government is planning to setup another airport in the North in Mopa, Pernem to smoothen the air traffic. Best way to reach Goa is by air.
Panjim, the capital city is linked by road to Mumbai, Bangalore, Belgaum, Gokarn, Hospet , Kolhapur, Pune, Mysore and many other cities of the neighboring states. Goa Tourism runs regular deluxe buses and luxury coaches to all nearby cities of Goa. Buses operated by private operators and the State Transport Corporation ply to different nook and corners of Goa. Tourist taxis and auto rickshaws are another preferred mode of travel, which are easily available near most hotels and tourist spots. Motor bikes, taxis and cars also are hired at reasonable prices.
Goa's two main stations are at Margao and Vasco da Gama, which are well connected to all-important cities of India by several Mails/ Express trains. The other stations in Goa are Pernem Railway Station, Thivim Railway station, Karmali Railway Station, Verna Railway Station, Dabolim Railway Station, Cancona (Balli) Railway Station, Curchorem Railway Station and Mollem Railway Station.
Currently only private yachts have access to travel to Goa from different parts of the world, however, necessary approvals are required for such access.