Mumbai to Goa
Mumbai played a significant role in the history of Goa’s tourism in the early 1960s, when it was under the colonial rule of the Portuguese. Bombay as it was known during those times was the entry point for international tourists to reach the beautiful & serene beaches of Goa in the North. Tourists used to travel using rail or road transportation from Bombay, via Pune to the beaches in North Goa. A sea route from Mumbai to Goa was also available during the time which was later discontinued in 2004.
Tourists have plenty of transportation options to make a smooth trip from Mumbai to Goa. Goa is well connected with the other important metros and states through the three major modes of transportation in the country - Roadways, Airways & Railways.
Online reservations are now a huge part of the travel industry and tourists can avail such online services from several operators at competitive rates for all their travel related needs.
Travel By Road
National Highways NH4 & NH17 connect Goa to the other important states in India. The Mumbai to Goa route via Pune is interconnected by the National highway NH4 and covers a distance of around 600kms. It takes anywhere from 10-15 hrs to complete the trip from Mumbai to Goa.
Bus services for the route are provided by the State Transport Corporation of both Goa & Maharashtra - KTC(Kadamba Transport Corporation) & MSRTC(Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) respectively. Numerous private bus operators also provide their services with several offerings of Deluxe, A/C & Sleeper class facilities for the comfort of the passengers.
Travel By Rail
Trains are the preferred mode of travel for most people, especially those for whom comfort is a priority during travels.
Goa Railways include two main railway stations – Konkan Railway Terminus, Margao(Madgaon) & South Central Railway Terminus, Vasco-da-Gama, catering to the needs of inter-state public transportation.
Trains from Mumbai to Goa originate from various points in Mumbai – Mumbai CST, Panvel Junction, Dadar, Lokmanyatilak Terminus & others. Mumbai CST(Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) is the headquarters of Central Railways.
Mumbai CST, Panvel Junction & Lokmanyatilak Terminus serves the majority of trains towards Goa and Madgaon serves as the most prevalent destination to reach Goa.
Mumbai to Goa by Train distance – 750kms, Travel time between 8-12 hrs. Popular trains - Konkan Kanya Exp, Matsyagandha Exp, Mandovi Exp, Netravati Exp, Jan Shatabdi Exp.
Travel By Air
It is pretty straightforward for Tourists travelling by flights from Mumbai to Goa. Travel originates at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and reaches its destination at the Goa International Airport in Dabolim, Goa.
Flight distance between Mumbai to Goa is around 430kms and takes approximately 1hr to complete the journey.
Major Airline operators frequent this route on a daily basis including Air-India, Go-Air, Spicejet, JetKonnect, Indigo & JetAir.