Getting to and around Goa is easy because there are many transportation options. Here’s what you need to know about Goa transportation.
Goa’s Dabolim Airport provides domestic and international flights. Most cities within India are connected to Goa by excellent “budget” domestic airlines including Spice Jet, Indigo, Go Air, Kingfisher Red, and Jetlite. Fares between Mumbai and Goa can be as low as Rs 1300 (about US $30). Check with www.makemytrip.com or www.cleartrip.com to see the fares and times of the various flights, although I woul’d recommend booking directly on the airline’s site.
The ferry offers transport for both vehicles and foot passengers. There were quite a few barges, suggesting that the rivers are a significant communication route here with ferries playing an important role. A ride on a ferry provides a different vantage point to see the sights of Goa.
Boat rides are offered at most of the beaches, but be sure to agree on everything in advance.
If you are riding a bicycle or a bike, it would be reasonable to avoid highways and stick to small roads running along the coast. Utilize the coastal road to the south from Caelossim, where you will arrive at the River Sal. A regular ferry is offered which will take you to the other bank of the river free of charge. The last ferry in the evening is at 20:45, but if you arrive later, it will take you to the other bank for a small charge of 55 rupees.
Travelling to Goa by train is an experience in and of itself. The views along the way are excellent, as you can see in the pictures. Take in breathtaking waterfalls, rivers and green countryside. In addition, each station features various food vendors where you can sample local food. Food is available on the train and the stewards on board the train will come and take your order.
Editors Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Goa.
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