Wondering how to get from Mumbai to Goa? The distance from Mumbai to Goa is around 600Km & there are many ways to complete the journey. As, Goa is one of the most popular destinations in India mostly famous for parties & its beaches, so there are thousands of tourists travel every day. There are 3 options to go to Goa from Mumbai (depends what is important for you: time or cost)
Option 1: Hire a private taxi – There many travel agencies and cab services which you can hire.
Option 2: Go by sharing the cab – There are many sharing cabs runs to & fro, but sometimes you have to wait to get it completely filled. So, this option can be annoying for those who don’t like to wait.
Option 3: Take a night Bus – There are many night buses every hour which are convenient and easy to travel.
Option4 – Hire a Motorbike or a Car – There are many startups offering hiring services. You just have to download their mobile app and just get it a vehicle for your trip. This could be an expensive option if you are going for a longer period.
You can enjoy the route as it goes through lakes, forts, temple, western ghats, paddy fields etc. FYI, The route is: Mumbai- Panvel- Pen- Kolad- Khed- Chiplun- Pali- Sawantwadi- Goa
There are plenty of flights everyday which you get around Rs 3000, Mumbai to Goa flights are really cheap, so it’s easy to complete the journey without any hassle. These are the airlines: Jet airways, Air Asia, SpiceJet, Vistara, IndiGo, GoAir and Air India. Most of the flights operates from the Domestic airport which is not very far from the international airport and you can reach through shuttles or by taxi. Flying to Goa is one of the easiest medium of transport. The prices are almost equal to a second-class train ticket.
There are many trains which takes around 12 hours and cost you on an average of Rs 1500 for AC tier. But you really need to book your ticket in advance. Madgoan is the main stop in Goa which is centrally located in Goa. Different stations in Goa are Karmali (KRMI), Thivim (THVM), & Madgaon (MAO). Ticket price range varies from Rs 200 to Rs 2000 as per the class. The train is considered to be the cheapest medium of travel from Mumbai to Goa. However, the journey can be hectic or could be delayed.
Notes & Things to remember
- If its monsoon then avoid traveling by road or train, so the best is to fly.
- Trains are always packed and full of crowd, if you are not comfortable traveling for long hours then avoid train journeys.
- If you are going by train, book your train at least 30 days in advance.
- If you are going by bus, make sure you take a night bus from a reputed company. There are many local buses which are really tiring & uneasy.
- If you are going by car – Be ready to pay all the toll taxes between Mumbai & Goa.
- There could be a possible journey through sea but as per the latest update, there is no ferry being running.
Ultimately detailing the only worthwhile way to get from Mumbai to Goa. There are all the options mentioned above & choice is yours, depends on the budget or the time.