Kolkata to Goa?

#1 Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:07
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Might anyone be able to offer suggestions on transport from Calcutta to Goa? I'll be traveling this route in the later half of April and can't seem to locate a great deal of information/options. SpiceJet and IndiGo offer fares from around 2900-3300 INR (though less than ideal connections) for March but they don't show any flights when I'll be traveling. I am not sure whether they simply don't sell tickets on this route so far in advance or if they offer fewer flights at that time given that it is off-season in Goa?

Kingfisher's website does show flights for the period and nonstop at that but at a considerable premium. The only train I found to Goa from Calcutta (8047) would take two nights which is a bit longer than I care to spend in transit. Having said that, if there is some alternate, more direct rail route that would involve only a single over night I would certainly consider it. Thanks in advance for any advice!
#2 Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:34
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I searched on IXIGO for Kolkata-Goa for end April dates and there were no direct flight so you need to change flights

fastest train route would be to take a superfast Jnaneswari train from Howrah (Kolkata)- Bombay , and then take train from Bombay-Goa. However Jnaneswari does not run everyday so check your dates
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i would take the 8047 it's a wonderful trip with some stunning scenery.
it leaves KGP at 1.15 am so you will probably sleep for a good few hours.
don't do the kolcatta/mumbai/goa it's a nightmare!
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Thanks for the replies! Does anyone know if the number of flights from SpiceJet, IndiGo, and the like to Goa from Kolkata actually drop at the end of the tourist season or do they simply not schedule flights that far in advance?
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Originally Posted by The Wanderer View Post Thanks for the replies! Does anyone know if the number of flights from SpiceJet, IndiGo, and the like to Goa from Kolkata actually drop at the end of the tourist season or do they simply not schedule flights that far in advance?
Pretty sure the number drops out of season, sure there were articles in the newspapers about it. However in this crazy financial climate such things are difficult to predict anyway, even as to whether a specific airline (especially budget!) will still be around in a few months time?
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