Palolem to Margao bus. how to get to margao from palolem beach on a budget. near madgaon railway train station. bus travel in goa. Backpacking Goa India travel blog

 

So you’re going from…

 

Palolem Beach…

 

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in palolem beach. Backpacking Goa India

 

…to…

 

Margao!

 

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in margao. Backpacking Goa India

 

 

So…

Is it easy to get from Palolem to Margao by bus?!

Well, it might take a little bit of time and patience, but otherwise, it’s a relatively simple process!

 

 

How to get to Margao from Palolem on a budget

This is the way I went to Margao from Palolem Beach anyway!

  • Walk from Palolem Beach to main road (10-15 minutes)
  • Wait for the bus to Margao to arrive!
  • Get on bus going to Margao
  • Enjoy the bus ride! (around 1 hour)
  • Arrive at Margao bus station! (final stop)

 

 

Walk from Palolem Beach to main road

Palolem to Margao bus. best way to get to margao on a budget. walk to bus stop near palolem beach. Backpacking Goa India

 

Wait for the bus to Margao to arrive!

Palolem to Margao bus. best way to get to margao on a budget. bus stop near palolem beach. Backpacking Goa India

 

Get on bus going to Margao

Palolem to Margao bus. best way to get to margao on a budget. bus timings arrival. Backpacking Goa India

 

Enjoy the bus ride!!

Palolem to Margao bus. best way to get to margao on a budget. bus ride time how long. Backpacking Goa India

 

Arrive at Margao bus station!

Palolem to Margao bus. best way to get to margao on a budget. margao bus station. Backpacking Goa India

 

 

Now…

A few more details!

 

 

Walk from Palolem Beach to main road

How long it’ll take you to walk to the main road where the bus stop is will depend on where exactly you’re staying in Palolem.

But if you’re staying in the main Palolem Beach accommodation area, it will likely take you around 10-15 minutes.

 

Palolem to Margao bus ride. walk from palolem beach to bus stop. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. walk from palolem beach to bus stop. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. walk from palolem beach to bus stop. Backpacking Goa India

 

This includes walking from the main Palolem hostels:

Links to partner website so you can check reviews and BOOK! If you think it’s too much work to go through reviews, just book your stay at rainbow lining. You will probably have a great stay. Free beer.

 

 

Where is the bus stop?!

Palolem to Margao bus ride. bus stop near palolem beach. Backpacking Goa India

 

On Google Maps, the location of a bus stop for a bus to Margao is at the intersection that is labeled as “way to Palolem Beach.”

 

Palolem to Margao bus ride. bus stop near palolem beach. Backpacking Goa India

The bus stop is on this corner but it might not be where the bus will stop to pick you up. But it will be very nearby.

 

Palolem to Margao bus ride. bus stop near palolem beach. rickshaw, bike scooter rental, taxi. Backpacking Goa India

There’s a rickshaw place, bike scooter place, taxi place… etc etc right behind the bus stop.

 

 

Wait for the bus to Margao to arrive!

Palolem to Margao bus ride. bus stop near palolem beach. Backpacking Goa India

 

There will be a number of buses to Margao that will pass by the bus stop here and it will come from the direction of the bridge.

 

 

What are the bus timings from Palolem to Margao?

I think the frequency of buses passing by Palolem that are going to Margao are frequent enough.

This means that you can just show up to the bus station and there will likely be a bus that will come soon enough.

If you are trying to catch a train (from Madgaon train station) or a flight (from Goa Airport), then taking the bus to Margao can be a reasonable option.

You just want to give yourself plenty of time. 

So if you haven’t booked your train or flight, it would be better if you have an afternoon or evening train or flight to give yourself plenty of time.

Otherwise, it may be better to take a taxi (how much it costs to get to the airport), or to leave Palolem a day early and stay overnight in a city that’s closer to the airport or Margao. 

 

 

Get on a bus going to Margao

To know which buses passing by are going to Margao, you can let the people around know you are going to Margao so then maybe they will let you know when it comes.

Or you can point at an approaching bus and ask if it’s going to Margao.

 

Palolem to Margao bus. bus to margao/madgaon from palolem beach. timings. Backpacking Goa India

 

Most buses that stop will likely be going to Margao. 

 

The next bus that arrived for me was a bus that was coming from Karwar in the neighboring state of Karnataka.

 

Palolem to Margao bus. bus to margao/madgaon from palolem beach. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus. bus to margao/madgaon from palolem beach. Backpacking Goa India

 

I waited for like 5 minutes at the bus stop. 

 

So once you’re told it’s a bus to Margao…

 

Get on the bus!!

This bus didn’t actually stop right in front of the bus stop, but close enough.

 

Palolem to Margao bus with luggage. bus to margao/madgaon from palolem beach. timings. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus with luggage. bus to margao/madgaon from palolem beach. timings. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus with luggage. bus to margao/madgaon from palolem beach. timings. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. palolem to madgaon. inside bus seats. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. palolem to madgaon. inside bus seats. Backpacking Goa India

 

Luckily this was not a completely full bus.

This is a risk you take when you’re getting a bus, especially if you’ll be boarding a bus that’s not from it’s originating station.

But there were open seats at the back of the bus. (Which also did make for an extra bumpy right at times!)

 

 

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

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

 

Palolem to Margao bus ticket fare cost how much. how to buy ticket. Backpacking Goa India

 

You’ll tell him you’re going to Margao, and he will tell you how much it costs.

My Palolem to Margao bus ticket cost 35 rupees (US$0.50).

 

Palolem to Margao bus ticket fare cost how much. Backpacking Goa India

 

 

Enjoy the bus ride!!

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in margao. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in margao. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in margao. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in margao. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in margao. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in margao. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. (palolem to madgaon.) things to do in margao. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus ride. near margao bus station. near madgaon railway train station. Backpacking Goa India

 

 

How long is the bus ride?

I got on the bus near Palolem Beach around 8:50am, and then arrived to the Margao bus station around 9:50am.

So, the bus ride was around an hour.

 

 

Arrive at Margao bus station!

This will be the final stop!

 

Palolem to Margao bus. margao bus station near madgaon railway train station. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus. margao bus station near madgaon railway train station. Backpacking Goa India

Palolem to Margao bus. margao bus station near madgaon railway train station. Backpacking Goa India

 

Palolem to Margao bus. how to get to margao on a budget. near madgaon railway train station. bus travel in goa. Backpacking Goa India travel blog

 

HAPPY BUS RIDE FROM PALOLEM TO MARGAO!

 

  Backpacking India travel guide, South India travel blog: Best places to visit in India itinerary - one month, 3 weeks. India travel blog with best places to visit in India Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Best places to visit in Kerala itinerary - one week, 7 days, 10 days. Cochin, Alleppey, Varkala, Munnar. Kerala India travel blog with top Kerala tourism destinations. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Best things to do in Kerala backwaters. Kerala India travel blog. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Best things to do in Kerala backwaters activities - canoe, kayaking. Kerala India travel blog. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Public transportation in Kerala backwaters ferry. Kerala India travel blog. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Best things to do in Kerala tea plantations. Kerala India travel blog. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Best beach yoga in Kerala. Kerala India travel blog. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Best hostels in Kerala. Kerala India travel blog. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Bus in Kerala. Train in Kerala. Public transportation. Kerala India travel blog. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Snake boat race in Kerala. Kerala India travel blog with top Kerala tourism destinations. Backpacking Kerala travel guide, India: Best yoga retreats in Kerala. Ayurveda retreats in Kerala. Kerala India travel blog.   Backpacking India to Japan. Backpacking Asia   Backpacking India to Hawaii. Backpacking Asia to US