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Can you get to the airport by bus?!
It IS possible to get to the airport by bus when you’re coming from Palolem!
But the question is…
Do you want to take the bus in Goa?!
It DOES take more time and patience.
And it does also require not minding so much about traveling with luggage.
But if these things are okay, then no problem! …or minimal problems. 😉
Because the end result?!
You’ll save some money in getting to the airport compared to the commonly suggested way of getting around Goa (taxi!).
Should you take bus or taxi to get to the airport from Palolem?!
How to get to Goa Airport from Palolem on a budget
This is the way I went to the airport from Palolem Beach anyway!
- Walk from Palolem Beach to main road (10-15 minutes)
- Take bus going to Margao (around 1 hour)
- Get off bus at Margao bus station (final stop)
- Buy express bus ticket to airport
- Take bus going to airport (around 30 minutes)
- Get off at stop near airport!
- Walk to airport (1 minute)
- Fly out of Goa!!
Walk from Palolem Beach to main road
Take bus going to Margao
Get off bus at Margao bus station
Buy express bus ticket to airport
Take bus going to airport
Get off at stop near the airport!
Walk to airport
Fly out of Goa!!
In simple terms?!
How to get from Palolem to Goa airport by bus
And see details of how to do each route!
How much does it cost to go to the airport by bus?
This is how much my trip cost me!
- Palolem to Margao bus – 35 rupees (US$0.50)
- Margao to Goa Airport bus – 42 rupees (US$0.50)
So total cost of the trip from Palolem to Goa Airport by bus was 80 rupees (around US$1).
Palolem to Margao bus ticket
Margao to Goa Airport bus ticket
So that’s a bit about taking the bus to the airport!
How much is a taxi to the airport?
The most convenient and quickest way to get to the airport would be to go by taxi.
You can expect it to cost a bit more than taking the bus, though!
According to the sign posted at the airport in 2019, a prepaid taxi from the airport to Palolem costs around 1,790 rupees (US$25).
So you can probably expect it to cost around the same in the opposite direction going from Palolem to the airport.
And that’s a bit about how to get from Palolem to the airport!
HAPPY TRAVELS FROM PALOLEM TO GOA AIRPORT!
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