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Goa In Goa the tourist enjoy's the advantage of easy accessibility and conveniently linked to each and every corner of the country and the world and can be reached by all means of transports i.e by Air, Water, Railway and Road. 

By Air :
Goa's international airport, Dabolim, is 29 km from Panaji, on the coast near Vasco da Gama. Most of India's domestic airlines operate services here, as well as several direct charter companies that fly into Goa from the UK and Germany. There are numerous flights between Goa and Mumbai. Indian Airlines flies daily and Jet Airways has two flights daily. Sahara Airlines also flies to Mumbai and Delhi. Indian Airlines has daily direct flights to Delhi and Cochin, and four flights a week to Bangalore and Chennai. 
 
By Railway :
Now the lines of the Goa is transferred from meter-gauge to broad-gauge. Goa's two main stations are at Margao and Vasco da Gama. Seats and sleepers can be booked at either of these, or at the train reservation office in Panaji's Kadamba bus stand. Other useful stations on the Konkan route are Mapusa Road (Thivim) for Mapusa and Old Goa (Karmali) for Panaji. Railway which is now completed and it provides fast services to Goa from different cities of India. The convenient railhead for Panaji is Margao, 34 km. away. Konkan. Vasco-da-Gama and Margoa are connected by train with Bangalore, Belgaum, Hospet and Hyderabad and via Miraj to Bombay, Delhi and Agra.

By Road : 
Goa has good road connections. Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka state road transport corporations all operate service out of Panaji's Kadamba bus stand. There are also services to Londa (where you can get a daily direct railway connection to Mysore every day), Hubli (a railway junction on the main Mumbai to Bangalore line, where you can also get trains to Gadag for both Bijapur and Badami, and Hospet and Hampi) and Belgaum. 
Many private operators have offices outside the entrance to the bus stand, with luxury and air-con buses to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hampi and other destinations. Most private interstate buses arrive and depart from a separate bus stand next to the Mandovi Bridge. Luxury buses can also be booked through agents in Margao, Mapusa and the beach resorts. 

Distances from Panaji(Capital of Goa) to the distinct places in Goa are as follows : 

                      From
         Distance in Kilometers
      Calangutes 
16.
  Margao  
33
  Mapusa 
13
             Vasco-da-Gama
30
  Old Goa 
10
Ponda 
28
Bonda 
55
By Water :
As matter of fact that Goa lies on the side of Arabian sea so water transport is available and one of the means of the transport. The catamaran service between Mumbai and Panaji, operated by Frank Shipping, has been a bit erratic in recent years due to breakdowns. In theory it sails between October and May. From Goa it sails every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, departing at 10 am and arriving in Mumbai at 5.30 pm. Going the other way, it departs Mumbai on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am, arriving in Panaji at 5.30 pm; on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it leaves Mumbai at 10.30 pm, arriving at 6.30 am. Apart from the half-hour cruise up the Mandovi River, the trip is pretty dull as the catamaran is obliged to stay at least 15 km from the coast to avoid fishing fleets. Water transport is available between Panaji and Mormugao. There are motorboat, launch and ferry services to various parts of Goa.

Local Transport  :

To move around Goa, there are local bus services operated by private bus owners and the State Undertaking Kadamba Transport Corporation in addition to luxury coaches, mini coaches, tourist taxis, auto rickshaws and motorcycle taxis, and cruises. 

Distances from Goa to different cities of India are as follows. : 
From
Distance in Kilometers
Ahmedabad
1234
Aurangabad
706
Bangalore 
598
Badami
359
Calcutta 
2487
Chennai 
920
Daman 
787
Delhi
1895
Hospet (for Hampi
315
Mangalore
371
Mumbai
594
Srinagar
2784