Goa’s international airport is Dabolim which is 35/25 Mile from Panaji
on the coast near Vasco da Gama. Major Air routes from Goa.
Bus: Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka state road transport
corporations operate services out of Panaji’s Kadamba bus stand. Many
private bus companies have offices outside the entrance to the bus
stand. Luxury and airconditioned buses are available to Mumbai,
Bangalore, Hampi and other destinations. Most private interstate buses
arrive and depart from a separate bus stand next to the Mandovi Bridge.
Paulo Tours and Travel has nightly sleeper coaches to Hampi, Mumbai and
Motorcycle rental: Hiring a motorcycle is popular with many
travellers in Goa. Available vehicles are Enfields, Yamaha 100s and
Kinetic Honda scooters. In high season, on a daily basis, you may have
to pay up to Rs 300 for a scooter, Rs 400 for the small bikes and Rs 500
for an Enfield. You may be required to give in your passport and a
sizeable deposit as security. If you are involved in an accident you’ll
be required to pay at least for the damage to the rented bike.
Motorcycle taxi: Motorcycles are a licensed form of taxi in Goa. They are much
cheaper than other transport if you are travelling alone with a backpack that can be
carried on bike
Bicycle rental: Bicycles can be hired in all the major towns and beaches of Goa
for around Rs 40 per day.
Boat: Boats can be hired to cross the many rivers of Goa. The main ferries are:
Siolim – Chopdem This can be used for Arambol and
places to the north. Services run every half hour from 6.30 am to 1 pm; Tickets cost Rs
0.75/3 for passengers/motorcycles.
Querim – Terekhol : This ferry goes to Terekhol Fort, in
the north of the state.
Dona Paula – Mormugao : This ferry runs between September
and May (till 5 pm) only. The crossings are rather erratic and take between 30 and 45
minutes. Buses wait on either side for the arrival of boats.
Old Goa – Divar Island : Ferries go every half hour to
Divar Island from Old Goa.
Other Ferries: Approximately 20 other ferry services
operate in the state. These include: Panaji to Betim, Aldona to Corjuem, Pomburpa to
Chorao and Ribandar to Chorao.