Information & Facts
Taxis available outside the arrivals area (approx. 30 minutes,
Rs. 460 to Panaji).
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
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
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
Any taxes or service fees will be included in your
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
Conference and business: No business facilities are available at
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
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
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
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
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.
There are two terminals adjacent to each other, and which you
can get between on foot.