How to reach Goa University ?
Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Indian Airlines, Air Deccan and many more airlines run daily flights connecting Mumbai,
Delhi, Hydrabad and Bangalore to Goa. A cab from the
airport to the Centre costs around Rs 400.
Five direct trains connect Mumbai to Goa. Konkan
Kanya (leaving Mumbai CST at 10:30 pm) and Mandovi
Express (leaving Mumbai at 5:15 am) are good travel
options. Jan Shatabdi runs from Kurla Terminus at
5:35 am reaches Goa by the afternoon. A ticket for
three-tier AC sleeper costs about Rs 750 while a
chair car costs about Rs 450. Remember to get off at
Karmali station, which is closest to the centre.
The fastest train (26 hours) is Rajdhani to
Ernakulam. It runs two days in a week and arrives at
Margaon in Goa in the afternoon. Goa Express or
Mangala Express, also from Delhi, takes about 36
hours to reach Margaon.
There is a train connecting Bangalore and Goa twice a
week. The Vasco Express leaves Bangalore on Tuesdays
& Fridays at around 4:30 pm and reaches Goa by
7:00 am the next day. You have to get down at Vasco
station and could either take a taxi straight to Dona
Paula or take a bus to Panjim and then a taxi/auto to
get to Dona Paula. In off-season, a taxi from Margaon
will cost about Rs 400 and from Karmali about Rs 250.
Mobike pilots are a cheaper option if you are not
carrying much luggage. Indian Railways website gives
details of the latest rail schedules and ticket
Buses leave VT, Bandra at about 3.30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
& 8:30 PM daily. The journey usually lasts 14 to
16 hours and costs about Rs 350-750.
Bangalore leave around 6 p.m. and take 14 to 16 hours
to arrive at Panjim and cost about Rs 400-550. The
buses usually stop near the Mandovi Bridge Bus
Station in Panjim. However, it is better to confirm
where the bus will stop when you book your ticket. A
taxi from the bus station to the International Centre
costs about Rs 150.