Transportation in Daman

Known for its enthralling beauty and charismatic landscapes, Daman attracts hoards of adventure lovers, beachcombers, monument-lovers, sightseers, as well as those seeking to spend some time in solitude, away from the humdrums of a modern city life. Sandwiched between Gujarat and Maharashtra, Daman is home to a number of bubbling beaches, majestic forts, monuments and churches, cheerful tiny villages, and beckons huge crowd of visitors to come and experience its warmth and beauty. Rapidly emerging as a major tourist hub Daman is well connected to all Indian cities by rail, road and airways.

Air Connectivity to Daman

Transportation in Daman

The Daman Airport in Nani Daman is operated by the Indian Coast Guard. It is a defence and civilian airport that provides connectivity to all major parts of the country. This airport is sometimes used by public companies as well as state run airlines. Regular flights are available from Mumbai and Vadodara to Daman. However the nearest major domestic as well as international airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, about 170 kilometres from Daman. All major airlines like Indian Airlines, Air Sahara, Spice Jet, Air Deccan, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and many other foreign airlines offer their services, connecting Mumbai to various parts of the world.

Daman Airport
Code: NMB
Address: Airport Rd, Dilip Nagar, Daman, Daman and Diu 396210

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Code: BOM
Address: Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099
Phone No: 022 6685 1010

Road Network in Daman

Roadways in Daman

Daman is connected to nearby cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara etc. by National Highway 8, or NH-8. The roads are well – organized and maintained neatly. Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) runs buses at frequent intervals, connecting Daman to important neighboring destinations like Vapi, Valsad, Surat etc. Luxury buses are also available connecting Daman to Mumbai and Surat, charging up to Rs. 400 to 600 per ticket. Cars and private taxis can also be availed to reach Daman from nearby cities. Daman is about 12 kilometres from Vapi, 170 kilometres from Mumbai, 360 kilometres from Ahmedabad, about 300 kilometres from Surat and Vadodara each.

Rail Connectivity in Daman

The Vapi Railway Station, about 12 kilometres away is the nearest major railway station from Daman. It falls on the Mumbai Vadodara rail link of Western Railway, and almost all major trains running between Mumbai and Delhi stop here. Vapi is well connected to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Ernakulam, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhuj, Amritsar, Jammu etc , via rail route, thus making Daman easily accessible from these cities. From Vapi, one can hire a taxi or take the help of state transport bus to reach Daman. Valsad junction is the next major railway hub. Mumbai and Ahmedabad are other important railway stations of Western railways that are close to Daman.

Local Transportation in Daman

Autos, unmetered taxis, shared vehicles, tongas are the common modes of transport within the city. Private mini-buses operate connecting various village routes in Daman. Share auto rickshaws, with five to six passengers on an average, are convenient for local sight-seeing, and their rates are negotiable. Special auto rickshaws can also be hired for local sight-seeing at Rs. 5 to 7 per kilometre. A trip by taxi to all major tourist spots in Daman costs about Rs. 600. Cycles are also widely used for commuting within the city.

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