Goa airport to Vasco bus. best way to get to vasco on a budget to get to panjim or to north goa beach. Backpacking Goa India travel blog

 

So you’re flying into Goa Airport!

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. flight to goa. Backpacking Goa India

Maybe after spending 1 week in Kerala! 😉

 

And if you’re goal is to get to one of the North Goa beaches…

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. best way to get bus to north goa beach. Backpacking Goa India

 

And you want to get there on a budget, then you might want consider going to North Goa by bus.

And to do that, you’ll likely end up going through Vasco to catch a bus that goes further north… like to Panjim. 

 

 

So then…

Is it easy to get to Vasco by bus?!

It actually is a pretty simple process to get to Vasco from the airport! 

 

 

How to get to Vasco from Goa Airport on a budget

This is the way I went to Vasco from the airport anyway!

  • Exit the airport and go right!
  • Walk to the main road and find the bus stop
  • Get on the bus to Vasco!
  • Enjoy the short ride
  • Arrive near Vasco bus stand

 

 

Exit the airport and go right!

Goa airport to Vasco bus. best way to get to vasco on a budget to get to panjim or to north goa beach - outside goa airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

Walk to the main road and find the bus stop

Goa airport to Vasco bus. best way to get to vasco on a budget to get to panjim or to north goa beach - bus stop near goa airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

Get on the bus to Vasco!

Goa airport to Vasco bus. best way to get to vasco on a budget to get to panjim or to north goa beach - bus from airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

Enjoy the short ride

Goa airport to Vasco bus. best way to get to vasco on a budget to get to panjim or to north goa beach - bus from airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

Arrive near Vasco bus stand

Goa airport to Vasco bus. best way to get to vasco on a budget to get to panjim or to north goa beach - vasco bus stand. Backpacking Goa India

 

 

Now…

A few more details!

 

 

Exit the airport and go right!

Facing the direction to leave the airport, you want to go to the right. 

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. exit airport, arrivals. Backpacking Goa India

 

Once you’re outside the airport, ask someone who looks like they might know things.

People who work at the airport are usually good people to ask!

There was a small kiosk selling snacks, and I asked the guy who worked there where I can find a bus to Vasco.

He seemed pretty confident with his answer.

 

 

Walk to the main road and find the bus stop

Basically, first you want to walk towards the main road.

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. walk to bus stop near airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

There was a little booth near the main road, and I also asked here for further clarification where the bus stop is. 

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. walk to bus stop near airport. Backpacking Goa India

Goa airport to Vasco bus. walk to bus stop near airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

It’s basically at this main road that you’ll immediately be at the bus stop. 

As you are facing the main road, you want to go left, and it’s almost right there.

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. walk to bus stop near airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

There’s nothing official indicating it’s a bus stop, but you might see a bus that’s already waiting there.

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. bus stop near airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

If you don’t, it probably won’t be long before another bus comes.

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. location of bus stop near airport. Backpacking Goa India

Just remember this image to know whereabouts the bus to Vasco will be in case there’s no bus when you get there!

 

 

What are the bus timings from the airport to Vasco?

I think the frequency of buses going to Vasco from the airport are frequent enough.

This means that you can just show up to this bus stop and there will likely be a bus that will come soon enough if it’s not already there.

In the short time I was at the airport, I actually saw 3 buses at this bus stop.

This makes me believe that there are tons of buses headed away from the airport! 

 

 

Get on the bus to Vasco!

Goa airport to Vasco bus departure timing. Backpacking Goa India

Goa airport to Vasco bus departure timing. Backpacking Goa India

Goa airport to Vasco bus seats inside. Backpacking Goa India

Goa airport to Vasco bus seats inside. Backpacking Goa India

Goa airport to Vasco bus seats inside. Backpacking Goa India

 

 

How much does it cost to go to Vasco by bus?

Once you get on the bus, there will be a guy who will come around to collect the bus fare.

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus ticket how to buy. Backpacking Goa India

 

The bus fare for the airport to Vasco cost me 10 rupees (US$0.15).

 

 

Enjoy the bus ride

Goa airport to Vasco bus ride. Backpacking Goa India

Goa airport to Vasco bus ride. Backpacking Goa India

Goa airport to Vasco bus ride. Backpacking Goa India

 

Okay so there’s not really much to enjoy on this stretch of road. 😉 In fact, it’s a bit sad as there’s lot of trash… not a great first impression of Goa if you’re just arriving to Goa for the first time by flight! 

 

 

How long is the bus ride?

The bus I was on left a couple minutes after 11am, and it arrived right around 11:20am.

So the bus ride was around 20 minutes long.

 

 

Arrive near Vasco bus stand

Goa airport to Vasco bus. arrival timing drop-off point near vasco bus stand to panjim. Backpacking Goa India

 

The drop-off point of the bus I was on was near the “Vasco Market” as listed on Google Maps.

If you’re headed to Panjim, it was a further 5 minute or so walk to go to where the buses to Panjim depart from.

You can ask around where to go, but basically start walking in the direction that you see all the buses.

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. arrival timing drop-off point near vasco bus stand to panjim shuttle bus. Backpacking Goa India

 

Then you’ll walk to the very end, passing a temple, and then you’ll come across a booth that sells “shuttle bus” tickets to Panjim.

 

 

And that’s the bus ride from the airport to Vasco!

 

 

Goa airport to Vasco bus. bus stop near airport. Backpacking Goa India

 

HAPPY BUS RIDE FROM GOA AIRPORT TO VASCO!