Cost effective Flights to Goa
Convenient ways to book Goa Tickets
No International direct Flights to Goa
Goa Airport (Dabolim Airport) is owned and controlled by the Indian navy so there are currently no scheduled international direct Flights to Goa- only domestic flights, a handful of Air India flights from the Middle East and charter flights. Since charter companies occasionally have spare seats to sell, it's worth contacting them even if you don't want a package trip. Most charter flights into Goa run from the UK and Germany, plus a few from the Netherlands, Russia and Finland. Direct charter flights to Goa from Israel are also being considered.
For most independent travellers, getting to Goa involves a two-part journey that begins with a flight to Mumbai (Bombay) followed by another flight, or rail or bus trip, for the 600km south to Goa. If you're coming from Southeast Asia, Australia or New Zealand, it would be worth checking fares to Chennai (Madras), 1000km from Goa.
Buying Tickets to Goa
The flight into India will represent a considerable slice of your budget, but you can reduce the cost by finding discounted fares. Stiff competition has resulted in widespread discounting, and websites specialising in cheap tickets have created an even more cut-throat market.
How to book Flights to Goa from UK
The majority of visitors from the UK arrive in Goa on a charter flight - with flight and accommodation included as a package. Various excursion fares are available from London to Mumbai, but you get better prices through London's many cheap ticket specialists.
Charter Flight to Goa India
You can fly direct to Goa from the UK (usually from Gatwick and Manchester), either on a seat-only charter flight or on a package trip that includes flight and accommodation. Package trips can work out to be great value, but if you want some flexibility and option to move to a different beach or hotel, a flight-only option is worth considering. Either way, you must return home on a charter flight, not a scheduled flight. Charter flights are not available to Indian nationals and usually depart between Friday and Sunday.
How to book Flights to Goa from Continental Europe
Fares from continental Europe are generally more expensive than from London, although there are cheap flights available to Mumbai out of Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris, and there are a few charter-flight options direct to Goa. Again, the cheapest fares tend to be with Middle Eastern airlines such as Gulf Air and Emirates, but KLM, Lufthansa and Alitalia have some good deals.
How to book Flights to Goa from Germany
There are charter flights direct from Germany to Goa and there are reasonably cheap Lufthansa flights out of Frankfurt.
How to book Flights to Goa from The Netherlands
Amsterdam is a good place to buy a cheap ticket.
How to book Flights to Goa from Scandinavia
There are a handful of direct charter flights operating from Finland.
How to book Flights to Goa from USA & Canada
Discount travel agencies in the USA are known as consolidators - San Francisco is the ticket consolidator capital of America.
From the US east coast, the most convenient, and shortest, route to India is via Europe - flying to London and getting a cheap fare from there is an option.
Most flights to India are via Europe but a number of reasonably priced fares are also available from Vancouver via one of the major Asian cities.
How to book Flights to Goa from Australia & New Zealand
Most flights to India from Australia and New Zealand go via Southeast Asia, although there are a few via Korea and Japan. The cheapest airlines on this route are usually Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, Emirates and Singapore Airlines. Qantas also flies on this route in partnership with other airlines.
How to book Flights to Goa from Southeast Asia
This city has a reputation for being the discount ticket capital of the region, although its bucket shops are no cheaper than Bangkok or Singapore.
Singapore & Malaysia
From Singapore you can pick up one-way tickets to Mumbai or Chennai with Singapore Airlines.
From Kuala Lumpur, Indian Airlines has flights to Chennai or to Mumbai.
Bangkok is a popular departure point from Southeast Asia into India and the cheapest place to pick up flights. You can fly to Mumbai or Chennai with Thai Airways or Indian Airlines.
Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC) and Indian Airlines share routes between India and Kathmandu.
There are flights to and from Colombo and Mumbai, Chennai or Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Flights are most frequent on the Chennai-Colombo route.
Due to the large Indian population living in Southern and East Africa there are plenty of flights from here to Mumbai.
Also you will get Cheap Flights to Goa India from any Travel agents of goa if you book in advance, by online or from your own country.
Info before booking Goa Flights:
You should check directly with the airline or a travel agency to make sure you understand how a fare (and ticket you may buy) works. In addition, the travel industry is highly competitive and there are many lurks and perks.
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