Dabolim Airport Guide
- Full name: Dabolim Goa International Airport
- Location: The airport is located 18 miles (about 29km) southwest of Panaji
- Time: Local time is GMT +5.5.
Tel: +91 8325 13806
- Transfer 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.
- 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.
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.
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