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Goa is accessible by almost all modes of travel to most places in India and abroad.
Here is a quick description of various modes of travel to Goa. Click on links for more detailed information.
For the road runners, there are three national highways intersecting Goa, from the north, NH-17 which is the Bombay-Goa route; from the east, NH-4A which is the Goa-Belgaum route; and from the south, NH-17 which is the Goa-Karwar route. The roads in Goa are generally in good condition. For most tourists road travel essentially means bus travel. For up to date Bus information, check out the Road travel to Goa information and schedule page.
Undoubtedly, this is the preferred mode of travel, Goa is a short 45min flight from Mumbai. There are also daily flights to and fro from Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Delhi and Cochin. For up to date air travel information, check out the Air travel to Goa information and schedule page.
Though Goa always had access by rail, this mode of travel has now shifted into high gear with the opening of the Konkan Railway, a semi government initiative. The Konkan Railway connects the western coastal areas of India and starts from Mumbai and passes via Goa to Mangalore with connections to almost every city and town en route. The main train stations in Goa are Margao and Vasco da Gama. For up to date train information, check out the Train travel to Goa Information and schedule page.
This is a relatively new means of travel . The new Catamaran service began operations in 1994. It runs from Mumbai to Panaji and does the trip 5 times a week from October to May taking about 8hrs one way. It is relatively expensive. It was until recently non-operational and is scheduled to resume service this October 2000. For up to date information on this service, check the Boat travel to Goa information and schedule page.
This is a travel package attracting mainly western tourists who come via charter flights directly to Goa , this is not available to Indian citizens.
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