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From Mumbai to Goa by bus

06:30
Mumbai
22:00
Goa
15h 30m
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16:00
Mumbai
07:30
Goa
15h 30m
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18:45
Mumbai
10:15
Goa
15h 30m
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19:45
Mumbai
11:15
Goa
15h 30m
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21:30
Mumbai
13:00
Goa
15h 30m
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23:00
Mumbai
14:30
Goa
15h 30m
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How to get from Mumbai to Goa

Mumbai, the capital city of the state of Maharashtra, is also the most populous city in India. It is a huge transport hub and thus offers plenty of options for travelling to Goa. Hop on a plane or go overland by bus or train. While both Mumbai and Goa have harbours and there used to be steamers and catamaran service between the two destinations, there is no sea link any more, alas.

When travelling to Goa, it is important to understand, which part of the state you need to arrive – northern or southern Goa.

What is the distance between Mumbai and Goa?

Goa sits some 600 km south of Mumbai on the Arabian Sea coast. The shortest route is via national highway 66 but is by no means the quickest due to many winding sections. Overland traffic often chooses national highway 48 which is some 15 km longer but allows to win about three hours of travel time.

Which is the quickest way to get from Mumbai to Goa?

Flying is naturally the fastest way to travel. Whichever airline you take, flying time will be within 70-80-minute range. While time spent for getting to and from the airports, check-in and then waiting for you luggage can make your travel some four hours longer, taking a plane still remains the fastest option.

How long does an overland journey to Goa take?

While riding a car takes from 12 (well, in theory) to 16 hours, bussing does not take less than 13 hours at best, more likely 15 or 16 hours and up to 18 hours.

Travelling by rail, expect to spend between nine and 12 hours depending on the type of the train you choose.

How to get from Mumbai to Goa by train

Direct trains link Mumbai with Goa and other South Indian states via the South Western Railway. The Konkan Railway which is a separately administered railway line provides the most picturesque way to get to Goa as it travels along the scenic Konkan coast. In Mumbai, the terminus of Konkan line is Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT).

How many trains are there between Mumbai and Goa?

There is up to a dozen trains between Mumbai Central and Goa on certain days of the week and no less than 7 daily trains.

The first train of the day leaves Mumbai Central at 3.15 am and the last one – at 11.05 pm. Note that there is a gap in train departures between noon and 3 pm and then between 5 pm and 9 pm.

How long does it take to Goa by train?

The fastest trains are supposed to reach Goa from Mumbai in about nine hours. If you are after the shortest travel time, check TRIVNDRM RJDHNI 12432 and JAN SHATABDI Express 12051 both of which leave Mumbai before dawn or KCVL GARIB RATH 12201 scheduled for 5 pm and which travels the picturesque Konkan line.

The slowest trains are normally MANDOVI Express10103 and KONKAN KANYA Express 10111 but they feature 1st class carriages to make your long journey less tiresome.

How much are railway tickets for Mumbai–Goa journey?

The most popular ticket classes are the cheapest and non air-conditioned Sleeper Class and three air-conditioned classes with berths: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Expect Sleeper Class to cost in the region of INR800, 3rd air-con – INR1,500, 2nd air-con 1,900 and private compartments for two which is 1st air-con – INR2,700.

There are cheaper non air-con seats only which are not recommended for such a long journey (about INR600).

Where from do trains to Goa depart in Mumbai?

Trains to Goa depart from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), the former Victoria Terminus in Mumbai. It is a beautiful historic railway station built in the end of the 19th century and is an attraction in itself – it is worth visiting the station even if you do not plan to travel by train.

Where do trains from Mumbai arrive in Goa?

The main railway station for Goa is Madgaon (MAO) located in Central Goa. If travelling to Northern Goa, you may consider aligning at Karmali Railway (KRMI) station which is relatively close to Panaji, Thivim Railway Station, or Kudal (KUDL) but the latter is actually in Maharashtra state.

How to get from Mumbai to Goa by bus

There are dozens of buses heading from Mumbai to Goa every day. Though there are morning buses to Goa, the overwhelming majority of all the buses are night buses leaving between 5 pm and 1 am and conveniently arriving to Goa the next day before noon.

Are there sleeper buses between Mumbai and Goa?

Yes, there are. There are both Sleepers and Seaters serving this route.

While choosing your bus note that not all buses are air-conditioned. It is highly recommended to opt for air-conditioned buses as the travel time is long.

How long does it take to get to Goa by bus?

It can take between 13 and 18 hours, but in media expect to spend 15–16 hours.

How much do bus tickets cost?

Bus ticket prices vary greatly. In general a bus ride to Goa on an air-conditioned sleeper should set you back about INR1,000 – for instance, check Neeta Tours and Travels for a good choice of departures.

Non air-conditioned buses are insignificantly cheaper – INR700-INR800 but significantly less comfortable and thus not recommended.

There are also VIP sleepers serving the route – Atmaram Saish Travels run some of these coaches which sell at INR2,500.

How to get from Mumbai to Goa by plane

There are direct daily flights between Mumbai and Goa.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport formerly known as Sahar International Airport in Mumbai is the busiest airport in India and can look somewhat chaotic at the first sight.

In Goa, planes land at Dabolim Airport, or simply Goa International Airport in central Goa near Vasco da Gamma town. For the time being it is the only airport in Goa.

Are there many daily flights between Mumbai and Goa?

There are over a dozen daily flights to Goa from Mumbai. They are operated by various airlines, from lowcost carriers like SpiceJet to the national flag carrier Air India. Other airlines operating the same route include Go Air, IndiGo, and Jet Airways.

How much is the airfare?

You are unlikely to score a ticket under INR2,500 with INR4,000 looking a more probable price. Regardless the carrier, prices are normally within INR2,700-5,200 range.

Passenger reviews out of total 130 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Mar 18, 2019
train #10111 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★☆☆☆
No info in the station or on platform about seating in 1st class as expected. Operators and staff just directed us to web page which I couldn't access (due to no Indian data package) so took 30mins to find out where our compartment was - bit too stressful for paying the "premium". I would choose 2nd class next time to avoid this. Cabin confusion on behalf of staff saw us moved from two berth to four shared. Service acceptable, but not much more. Chai seller walked off without giving change ???? Aside, experience was fine in general but the a/c is mighty, so always stock up on a couple of pashminas or sarongs just in case to cover your head and prevent a cold. Train was on time leaving and two hours late arriving. Again, not something that bothered us greatly, but those who have a tight itinerary should beware. Do it for the experience once and try to get a "reliable" train. Otherwise, and until they upgrade to a double guage track, take a flight for a similar € if possible.
Mar 8, 2019
train #10103 2S - Second Sitting Class, Indian Railways
★★★★★
Buying the ticket from 12go was very easy, the information provided was spot on and the communication about the trip was good too. The train from Mumbai to Goa (10103) was very eventful and full of moments - both amazing and awful. The biggest issue was the train was delayed. It left Mumbai right on time but something (don't know what) caused lots of delays along the way so that it was 5.5 hours late when arriving in Goa, which made it a very long journey overall (15 hours). I recommend other travelers to take ear plugs/headphones, hand sanitizer, travel pillow, hand wipes, plus plenty to eat and drink for a very long journey. There are plug points for charging phones but these may be in high demand so if you have an adaptor which has multiple USB sockets then this will go down very well.
Mar 7, 2019
train #10103 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★★★☆
Mandovi express from Mumbai CST to Thivim as access point to North Goa. Train left on time. Food vendors walk the carriages with chai, coffee, water, snacks, meals, treats. 2AC. Seats or lie down beds with curtains for privacy. Daytime train so you can lie down, read, look out the window or chat. Excellent food options and quality on train. Clean train. Only complaint is that it took 3 hrs longer than scheduled due to line upgrade works reducing the line to one rail in some spots. Also there is no forewarning of what station is next so had to stay abreast of this ourselves. The staff were very helpful, even opening the kitchen again to cook fresh samosas when we ask if any available.
Feb 24, 2019
bus AC Sleeper, Paulo Travels
★★★☆☆
Difficult to find the boarding point. Too cold during the night.
Feb 5, 2019
train #10103 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★★★★
Excellent great experience
Jan 27, 2019
avia Economy, IndiGo
★★★★☆
On time and very pleasant.
Jan 5, 2019
train #10111 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★★★★
Super easy process and you just print out your ticket. Don’t expect first class to be like western first class but really enjoyed!
Dec 20, 2018
train #10111 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★★★☆
Great service
Dec 17, 2018
bus AC Sleeper, Neeta Tours and Travels
★★★★☆
The bus was late.
Dec 8, 2018
train #10103 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★★★★
We weren’t sure about how smoothly it would go booking the train ticket in August for a trip in December with a company based in Thailand when we lived in Canada. But it went off without a hitch
Dec 7, 2018
train #10103 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★★★★
Wonderful time!
Nov 16, 2018
train #10111 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★☆☆☆
Air conditioning was too high We were freezing the whole night so impossible to sleep and my partner has got a cold The toilet is not a first class standard
Oct 11, 2018
train #10111 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★★★★
Perfect
Oct 8, 2018
train #10111 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways
★★★★☆
1 ac is a very comfortable way to travel. Would reccomend

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