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    Tourist Taxis

    by jalapeeno Written Nov 20, 2005

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    Tourist taxis are usaully white or black with a yellow roof, and all have a yellow number plate.

    They are a great way to get around and are really cheap, you can generally get your hotel to order one for you or flag one down.

    Generally the goverment have set taxi tarifs they should all carry in the taxis, so if you order one from your hotel the price should be set, however if you do flag one down ensure you set the price before you get in.

    Sometimes you can agree for them to wait for you too, it works out at something like 35 p an hour!, and you can usually hire a cab for 1000 rupees a day ( aprox £12 ).

    As time goes on in your travels/holiday you get to know what a good price is!

    Ensure you check out our tourist traps on our other page!

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    Hire a Cab

    by XKuger Updated Feb 8, 2010

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    Hiring a cab or rather what they call as a Tourist Cab is your better choice of transport around Goa. As the beaches are far apart and you do need some form of transport to get around. Specially if you planning to see all of them in a short period of time.

    There other forms of public transport that include local ricks, bikes ad public buses, these can be a hazzel depending on where your are staying. If you a backpacker then you can fit right in @ goa as your options are many.

    Personally I prefered the Tax cab that I was able to rent for the whole day.

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    Taxi from Goa airport

    by georeiser Updated Jun 9, 2010

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    Goa airport is located in Dabolim, not far from the city Panaji. The distance to the beach is however longer. If you don't know how to travel on the buses, you need to take a car. Taxis from the airport are fixed priced according to where you are traveling. Airport-Calangute costs 900 rupies (20 USD) in a small car with max 4 passengers. Big cars are hard to find. There are two hotel information counters in the arrival hall. They can arrange transportation.
    Goa airport is a crowded, but small airport. A lot of people are standing outside the terminal when you arrive. If you are fit for bargaining, you can of course try to ask somebody standing outside the terminal for transportation.

    It's cheaper to travel from the beaches to the airport. Calangute-airport costs 700 rupies. A big car for 8 people costs 900 rupies.

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    Goa airport (GOI)

    by georeiser Written Jun 9, 2010

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    Goa airport (GOI) is a small, but crowded airport with both domestic and international flights. The airport is located in Dabolim, less than 30 kms from the city Panaji. The distance to the nearest beach in the north is 45 kms.

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  • looking for my angel

    by bungalore Written Mar 1, 2008

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    this is a bottle in the sea and be sure that's the first time i try to found someone cross at the goa airport the 29 febuary 2008
    Iwas travelling with friends and their kids to mumbai by plane,we took the train for coming and it's quite funny but the way back was easyer by plane
    i'm looking for a brown man with a blue tee shirt(usa on the back)travelling on british airways from goa to bungalore the 29 febuary,while i was waiting for the mumbai plane,cross at the shop whith my broken credit card to ashame to talk,to said that i had the strange feeling to know that person since a long
    not really helpfull for the way to go to goa to bungalore or mumbai but if u ever know a angel to help me please let me know

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  • Taxi

    by 38dora Written Mar 16, 2008

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    If you are staying in Calangute try calling Dominic 9850458534. He is a taxi driver and will drive you all day from here to there and will pick you up when you are finished with whatever you are doing. he is very very honest and helpfull. He knows where all the bargains are and even helps you barter for your goods. We only used him as a driver for our stay in Goa.

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    Bus from Margao

    by aukjejetty Written Jan 19, 2004

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    If you want to get to Colva Beach, you can catch a bus from Margao, it leaves from the KTC busstand, which is 3 km north of Margoa. The bus stops about 1 km from the beach, you can walk the rest or catch a ride with a taxi. From Margao you can take buses to places like Vasco di Gama and Old Goa.

    There are trains to Margao, but I remember it was a bit complicated, the trainsstation is outside the citycenter somewhere and I am not sure what the name was.

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    Expensive internal flights for tourists

    by nora_south_africa Written Feb 17, 2007

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    Some internal flights in India can be very expensive for tourists, so check prices before you plan your route, eg: only one airline fly from Goa to Cochin ( its a one hour flight) and they quote me almost 16,000 Indian Rupees return ( they work out price in USD), And then I will still have to pay extra for an agent to book the flight

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    Small white taxis

    by boo5 Written Mar 8, 2006

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    The tourist taxis wait outside your hotel they get to know you before you know them, If you want them for a tour (soo much cheaper than the Tour Operators) fix a good price. If you just need them to take you to the beach, resturant shops etc,,, Don't agreed for them to come back, its so eay to get another taxi back to your hotel. It seems a great idea but 11 until 4 on the beach may be fine one day but may be too much the next!! Also in resturants you may want to leave earlier or later.
    The little Tuktuks are fun and cheaper than the taxis but only for short journeys.

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    Mopeds, motorbikes..

    by jalapeeno Updated Nov 20, 2005

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    Motor bike/moped hire in Goa is really cheap and you can get a moped from as little as 200 rupees per day (£2.50) and upwards.

    Personally we didnt hire a bike, for 2 reasons....

    1 - its really cheap in taxis/tuk tuks and works out just about the same,

    2 - the Goans are CRAZY drivers!

    Thats all we can say really, some people did hire, some didnt... it really is your own choice.. but the roads are very dangerous.

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    cheapest way to reach goa

    by mili_143 Updated Feb 3, 2007

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    Last week i had a visit to goa and you cant believe it was my cheapest visit to goa. I took train from VT (konkan Kanya Express) around 11.00 pm. I alight at THIVIM station. Than by walking 2 min i reached to main road where i got got buses which dropped me at MAPUSA BUS STAND. And the ticket cost was just 7 rs. It means from mumbai to mapusa it took hardly 300 rs. I cant beleive.

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    bike

    by mili_143 Written Jun 9, 2006

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    Any where from goa you can pick up a bike and roam around goa in your style. They will cost you Rs. 200/- per day . the bike are in good condition . Most preferrable bike is Hero Honda Splendour (Its milage is good than others). You can bargain with them if you want it for a week.

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  • Trains,Buses and Flights are...

    by shalin Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Trains,Buses and Flights are available to get to Goa(located on the West Coast of India) Book ahead of time especially during the high season!
    Walking is very enjoyable,and so is renting a scooter/bike!

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    Moped.

    by Dizzyhead Updated Feb 8, 2011

    Many people use the moped to travel around in Goa, even the tourists. It is a very easy and good way to get around in Goa and also get in touch with the locals. Here in India and Goa they drive on the left side, which can be some extra difficulties when you are a foreigner and if you live in a part of the world where they drive on the right side. When you drive your moped, you shall know that they can pass you on both sides, there arent any rules for how to drive. Well, maybe there are some rules, but you dont see them at least. And if you want to drive moped around, you have plenty of people which rent them to you. Be careful and check up what the insurance says.

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    Local Bus

    by traceyspacey Written Jul 23, 2008

    We spent a lot of time in Palolem. The nearest place for food supplies and ATM's is the town of Chaudi. You can walk there, it will take you about half an hour. This can be a bit too much in the Sun, so take the bus. The bus stand in Palolem is at the start of the beach road. The bus will stop at the bus station in Chaudi. Turn left out of the bus stop and walk for a few minutes and you will be in Chaudi. Bus costs 5 Rupees. It does break down sometimes.

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