Cheap flights from London to Goa International Airport (GOI) are easy to come by if you know where to look. There are around 43 weekly flights to Goa’s only airport, which is also known as Dabolim Airport. But you’ve got a choice of three London airports to set off from when you fly to Goa, and your choice of departure airport could have a big impact on price.
If you want to fly direct, for example, you’ll need to set off from Gatwick (LGW). Thomas Cook Airlines offer the only direct flight on this route, and there are some great value fares available. If you’re happy to fly indirect, you’ve got a wider choice of airlines – and airports – to choose from. London Heathrow (LHR) is the most popular departure airport for flights to Goa, and the most popular airlines offering indirect flights are British Airways, Qatar Airways and Oman Air. Both flight prices and accommodation rates fluctuate throughout the year, so search by month to reveal the cheapest times to fly.
High season in Goa, for example, is January time. Flight prices are at their peak because this is winter, AKA the best time to visit weather-wise. The climate is great between November and March, so you might want to choose a month either side of the peak. And if you really want to find cheap flights from London to Goa, try going in June. This is monsoon season, though, so expect wet conditions alongside those lower fares.
FAQs about flights from London to Goa
Which airlines fly from London to Goa?
From Gatwick, you can fly direct to Goa with Thomas Cook Airlines, or indirect with multiple airlines including British Airways, Qatar Airways and Emirates. From Heathrow you can fly indirect with the same carriers plus Oman Air and Ethiopian Airlines, and from Stansted you can fly indirect with Emirates.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Goa?
For the cheapest flights, try British Airways, Oman Air and Qatar Airways.
Can I fly direct from London to Goa?
Yes, you can fly direct from London to Goa with Thomas Cook Airlines.
Which London airport offers the cheapest direct flight to Goa?
The only London airport offering direct flights to Goa is Gatwick.
How long is the flight from London to Goa?
The shortest flight time is around 9 hours and 5 minutes.
How do I get into Goa from Goa International Airport?
There are various ways to get into Panaji, or Panjim, which is Goa’s state capital – although it’s worth checking first in case there’s a transfer included with your accommodation. If not, you can take a pre-paid taxi from the airport, and fares start from around INR 870. The drive time is about 45 minutes. You could also take the Goa Tourism shuttle bus – there are two trips a day and the fare to Panaji costs INR 100. Local buses are available but tend to be pretty crowded. You can also hire a car at the airport, although bear in mind most hire cars in India come with a driver, which will cost you around INR 200 per day.
What are the top things to do in Goa?
This slice of western India lines up lots of things to do, starting – of course – with the beaches. Goa’s sandy coastline stretches along the Arabian Sea, with plenty of beautiful spots to suit all tastes. Patnem is pin-drop peaceful, Candolim is as Instagram-ready as it gets, and Calangute and neighbouring Baga are party-central by the time the sun’s gone down. Once you’re done with the beaches, you’re going to want to visit Dudhsagar Falls, Fort Aguada and the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.
Do I need a visa to travel to Goa?
Yes – visitors to Goa do need to arrange a visa before travelling, and you can find out how to apply via the Indian High Commission.