Cheap flights to Goa International Airport
Goa International Airport (GOI) is the only airport serving the idyllic Indian state of Goa. Famed for its beaches, markets, nature, and relaxed lifestyle, Goa feels like an entirely different world from the frenetic pace of other destinations in India. A favourite spot for adventurous tourists and sun-seekers since the sixties, finding a cheap flight to Goa is easy. Skyscanner can help you find the lowest airfare to this beautiful corner of India with our monthly search feature.
Best time to book a flight to Goa
High season in Goa runs from November to March, when the weather is sunny and calm. However, getting a cheap flight or hotel room during these months can be difficult, particularly around Christmas and New Year's. You may have a better chance getting a cheap flight during April or October. The weather is usually still generally good during these times and you will largely have the beaches to yourself. May to September is monsoon season, which means great deals on flights and hotels, but don't plan on getting much use out of the beaches. Keep in mind that since Goa is served by many charter flights, airfare can drop suddenly as airlines try to fill up their planes. Sign up for Price Alerts to make sure you don't miss out on any discounted seats.
Airlines that fly to Goa International Airport
Goa International Airport is served by a mix of scheduled and seasonal flights by the following major airlines:
- Air Arabia
- Air India
- AirAsia India
- Azur Air
- Jet Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- Thomson Airways
What to expect when arriving at the airport
Goa International Airport is located at about the midpoint of the Goan coast and approximately 30 km south of the capital of Panjim. The cheapest and easiest way to get to your destination is to arrange for a shuttle to pick you up from your hotel. Most hotels in Goa offer airport pickup for free. Alternatively, taking a taxi is your best bet. You can buy a prepaid taxi from the booth outside the terminal, which also has prices posted for the most popular destinations around Goa. If you want a bit more freedom, renting a car is a good idea. Outside of Panjim and Vasco de Gama, driving in Goa is fairly easy and relaxed, especially when compared to other parts of India.
Goa is a small airport, so don't expect many of the amenities you would get at a large international airport. While the terminal is fairly new, it is already reaching its capacity, meaning that long lineups are common. The international terminal has duty-free shopping, while there are a few cafes and eateries in both the arrivals and departures areas. ATMs and currency exchanges are located in the international terminal, both on landside and airside.
What to see and do in Goa
Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches, including the gorgeous Palolem Beach and Anjuna Beach, which still retains some of the hippie flavour that made it famous in the sixties. The flea market in Anjuna is another great place to spend an afternoon. In addition to beaches, Goa has an impressive array of churches and cathedrals thanks to its Portuguese past. The churches of Old Goa, situated just east of Panjim, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with some dating from the 1600s. The Bom Jesus Basilica is world famous for housing the tomb of St. Francis Xavier. Hotels are plentiful throughout Goa and you can use Skyscanner to help you find a room at a great rate.
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