Cheap Flights from London to Goa
Flight information London to Goa
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Average flight time, total distance 4703 miles
Flights from London to Goa
This information is correct as of January 2016
Airlines that fly from London to Goa
Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways both provide direct flights from London to Goa. Both airlines depart from London Gatwick Airport.
London Gatwick is split between North and South terminals. Thomson Airways flights to Goa depart from the North Terminal and Thomas Cook Airlines flights depart from the South Terminal. Check-in for long haul flights opens four hours before each flight’s scheduled departure time.
Throughout the airport, including in the departures lounge, no flight announcements are made so you’ll need to keep an eye on an information screen for up to date details of your flight.
Both terminals at Gatwick Airport have a great selection of facilities for passengers. For holiday essentials, there are shops like Boots and WHSmith, whilst for little luxuries you can head to Ted Baker, Cath Kidston or Harrods. There are lots of food and drink options too, including fast food outlets, pubs, coffee shops and high street restaurants.
Goa Airport is also known as Dabolim Airport. In 2014 the old Domestic and International Terminals were replaced with a single modern terminal. It’s a relatively small airport so it’s easy to navigate. Arrivals enter the airport on the first level.
If you are staying at a resort or hotel, free shuttle services are often provided. However, if you’re making your own way from the airport to your final destination, you can choose from a variety of onward travel options.
Just outside the terminal, you’ll find a taxi booth where you can order pre-paid taxis. A taxi to Panaji city centre costs around Rs400.00 and takes around 40 minutes. A taxi to Candolim costs around Rs500.00 and takes an hour.
Buses also leave from the airport terminal but services are irregular and often crowded. If you are planning to travel by bus, the best option is to first take a taxi to Vasco de Gama. From there you can take a bus to Panaji, a local transport hub, where you’ll find bus routes around the state of Goa and into neighbouring states too. Alternatively, if you want to travel by rail, Dabolim rail station is just one kilometre from the airport.
British nationals need to apply for a visa in order to enter India. You’ll also need a machine readable passport valid for a minimum of 180 days from your date of entry into India. Passports also need to have at least two blank pages available for entry stamps.
If you’re travelling as a tourist, you may be able to apply for an e-Tourist Visa. The application is completed online and you are emailed your visa approval to print.
What to Expect in Goa
Goa enjoys a tropical climate with a monsoon season running from June until September and a dry season from October until May. October to March is a popular time for tourists visiting Goa, with a peak in visitors over the Christmas and New Year period. Temperatures during this time range from 20°c to 32°c, whilst temperatures in April and May, when the weather becomes hot and humid, reach into the high thirties and beyond.
Whilst tourist resorts in Goa can be expensive, if you venture off the beaten track, you’re sure to find food, drink and transport for much less than it would cost back in London. A mid-range three course meal for two costs an average of Rs600.00 (£6.00), a bottle of beer costs Rs80.00 (£0.80) and a one way ticket on public transport costs around Rs27.00 (£.028)
Goa is five hours and 30 minutes ahead of the UK.
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