When is the best time to fly to Goa?
Goa is blessed with 10 hours of sunshine every day, and average temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees C. While Goa certainly won't be for people who don't like the sun, May is hottest month of the year and a popular time to visit. Cheap flights to Goa aren't common, but the price of your flight tickets should be cheaper between October and April. The weather is a little bit more tolerable and more events take place. In February you can experience the Food and Culture Festival, which is focused on traditional Indian food. December hosts Sunburn, a electronic dance and music event and even has some of the world's best DJs.
While cheap flights to Goa are normally found from October to April, it has been increasingly popular to visit during the monsoon season. It starts to build up in June and runs through until September, July being the wettest month of the year. Many tourists are flocking to experience this extreme weather so you might find your flights to Goa more expensive. Its advisable not to travel during the monsoon season as it can be more dangerous as the weather does get very extreme.
When is the best time to book a flight to Goa?
Book your flights to Goa between October and May for the best chance of saving some money, however make sure to book well in advance if you're attending any of the festivals or events which take place. Flights to Goa tend to creep up over the warmest months of the year, despite the monsoon season. If you aren't set in stone with your dates, flexibility will allow you to choose a time and day that best suits your finances, but again, make sure to book in advance to give yourself the best savings.
How long is the flight to Goa?
Flights from London (All airports) to Goa - 13 hours 30 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Goa - 13 hours 45 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Goa - 14 hours 05 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Goa - 15 hours 45 minutes
Which airlines operate flights to Goa?
Thomas Cook, Air India and Qatar Airways operate flights to Goa. You might struggle to find cheap flights to Goa though as it isn't a destination that is in high-demand all year round. Most airlines will offer onboard services and food in with this cost of the flight though, but your best bet is to compare a few airlines and work out what's best for you.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
If you have a rather high-standard hotel booked for your time in Goa, chances are you'll have a shuttle bus waiting to take you from the airport to your destination, if not, there are a couple of options to choose from. The best option is to use the prepaid taxi booth outside of the airport. By using a prepaid booth you have a much better chance of not being ripped off by the driver. Buses are available to certain parts of Goa, but they are very irregular and extremely crowded. Due to this if you can avoid them, its recommended to get a taxi instead. There is also a train station 1km from the airport, so if you don't fancy the bus or taxi this could work for you. Finally, you could rent a car out after your flight to Goa, but unless it's absolutely essential or if you have experience driving in India, renting a car isn't a good option.