Those searching for trains from north of Goa (Mumbai, Pune etc) or south of Goa (Mangalore, Kerala etc) will find a large number of trains via Madgaon (Station code : MAO). This is practically the most busy station for Goa. Margao (Madgaon station) is located in South Goa, away from the typical beach destinations. Unless you have specific reasons to select the other stations, Madgaon is the station you should consider, as this is the main station for Goa.
Vasco da Gama is a terminus, located very close to the central western part of Goa, between the Dabolim Airport (Goa Airport) and the port. Most of the long distance trains to Goa that end/stats at Goa operate from Vasco da Gama railway station.
Apart from Madgaon (MAO) and Vasco da Gama (VSG) railway stations, Goa has a number of smaller railway stations. Some of the express trains halts at a few of these smaller stations too. Otherwise these are railway stations for the local passenger trains.
On west of Goa, close to the sea is Vasco-da-Gama, the last station on the west of Goa. Between Vacso and Madgaon lies Dabolim (Code:DBM), Sankaval (Code:SKVL), Cansaulim (Code:CSM), Majodra (Code: MJO) and Survali/Seraulim (Code:SRVX)
Pernem (Code:PERN) is the north most railway station in Goa. further the route heads towards Pune and Mumbai.
Between Pernem railway station and and Madgaon station lies Tivim (Code:THVM), Karmali (Code:KRMI), Verna (Code:VEN) and Survali/Seraulim (Code:SRVX) in north the south order.
South of Margao station are Balli (Code:BLLI) and Canacona (Code:CNO), the last station south of Goa.The route further heads towards Karwar and Mangalore.
East of Madgaon railway station is Chandar (Code:CNR). Further east are Curchorem Railway Station (Sanverdam Chuch , Code:SVM) and the route winds it way towards the border with Karnataka state. Before it enters Karnataka are two more small stations on the Goa side, Kaleem/Kalay (Code:KM) Railway station and Kulem/Colem (Code:QLM), this is the station for those who are heading to the the Dudhsagar Falls. Many express trains stop at Kulem Railway Station.
Madgaon and Vasco da Gama are the major two railway stations for Goa. The map shows other railway stations in Goa state.
See Also : Goa Railway Station