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How to Get from Goa Airport to Panjim

Panjim, also known as Panaji, is the capital of Goa in southwest India and is located on the banks of the Mandovi River. If that’s where you’re staying during your trip, you can easily get from Goa Airport to Panjim, either by taxi or bus.

Given the Goa Airport to Panjim distance of 29 km, taking an airport taxi is the most convenient and fastest option to reach your accommodation in the city. You can use the Goa taxi service directly from the airport or pre-book your airport taxi and have a driver waiting for you upon arrival to save time.

The ride from Goa Airport to Panjim takes about 40 minutes in light traffic and the average fare is about €‎11 (INR 1,000) for a standard cab. If you’re travelling on a budget and you’re looking for an even cheaper alternative, you can take the bus operated by KTCL, a local transportation company.

It’s a direct route and getting from Goa Airport to Panjim by bus takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The ticket costs €1.70 (INR 150) per traveller, making it a good value-for-money option.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €24 40min 24/7
Taxi €11 40min 24/7
Bus €3.40 90min 07:30–13:30

How to get from Goa Airport to Panjim by taxi

The easiest way to get from Goa Airport to Panjim is by taking an airport taxi. You can either head to the rank after landing and take a taxi from there, or pre-book your private airport shuttle and have a driver waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall. The ride is around 40 minutes in light traffic.

How much is the Goa Airport to Panjim taxi fare?

The average Goa Airport to Panjim taxi fare is €11 (INR 1,000) for up to 4 passengers. Keep in mind that various factors may affect the final fare; to ensure a fair cost, it’s best to ask your driver for an estimate before beginning your journey and negotiate, if needed, or to simply pre-book and pre-pay for your ride.

Cost

€11

Trip Duration

40 Min.

The total fare may vary unless the taxi is booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Goa Airport taxis are available 24/7 for on-demand service.

Where do I take a taxi from?

Taxis are available 24/7 at Goa Airport ready to offer on-demand service. You’ll find the rank outside the main terminal building after exiting the Arrivals Hall; just look for the relevant sign as you’re heading towards the exit.

Convenience

Using Goa taxi service to get from Goa Airport to Panjim is the most convenient option in terms of speed and comfort. Instead of waiting in the heat for the next bus departure, you can choose an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a cool ride to your accommodation. You’ll also avoid the crowds that will be using the bus, which can be uncomfortable if you’re carrying many pieces of luggage or you’re travelling with young children.

Editor’s Note

Taxi service in Goa is fairly cheap so it's a good value-for-money option even if you're travelling alone or on a budget. You can even look for other travellers heading in the same direction as you, to split the cost.

Useful Tips

In most cases, payment for cab service in Goa is possible only in cash. Make sure to carry cash in the local currency and keep in mind that drivers may not always be able to break large bills, so a variety of notes will help.
Goa taxis should be metered, but not all drivers adhere to this rule; if your driver isn’t using a taximeter, make sure to agree on a price with them before you get in.
Tipping your taxi driver in Goa isn’t expected for short distances; for longer routes, you can round up the fare if you were happy with the service received.
Higher rates may apply for air-conditioned vehicles.

How to get from Goa Airport to Panjim by bus

There are different routes you can take to get from Goa Airport to Panjim by bus. The fastest one is to take the KTCL direct route “Calangute – Dabolim Airport via Panaji”, which departs from Goa Airport three times per day. The trip duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How much does it cost to get from Goa Airport to Panjim by bus?

The cost of a single adult fare to get from Goa Airport to Panjim by bus that is operated by KTCL is €1.70 (INR 150).

Cost

€1.70

Trip Duration

1 H. 30 Min.

The trip duration might differ depending on the departure you book; different types of service are available throughout the day by KTCL.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

KTCL bus from Goa Airport to Panjim is available at 07:30, 08:00, and 13:30 daily.

Where do I take the bus from?

The bus stop for the “Calangute – Dabolim Airport via Panaji” route is located opposite the terminal building on Airport Road; it’s a 10-minute walk to get there after exiting the Arrivals Hall.

Convenience

Getting from Goa Airport to Panjim by bus is the cheapest transportation option, making it a convenient choice if you’re travelling on a budget. The downside is that the direct route from Goa Airport to Panjim is available only three times per day, so proper planning is necessary to avoid long waiting times. If you prefer to keep things simple, you can get a cab from the rank, or pre-book your airport taxi and have a driver waiting for you upon arrival.

Editor’s Note

Getting from Goa Airport to Panjim by bus is a great choice if you're a solo traveller or you don't wish to spend much on transportation. For families with young children or travellers with many pieces of luggage, taking an airport taxi will ensure smoother transportation to Panjim.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ticket online in advance through the KTCL website to secure a seat; make sure to have a hard copy and not only your e-ticket.
The KTCL airport bus isn't fully accessible to wheelchair users.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€28.0
NIGHTTIME
€33.6
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

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4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Goa Airport to Panjim taxi fare?

The average fare for a Goa taxi from the airport to Panjim – also known as Panaji, is about €‎11 (INR 1,000) for up to 4 passengers. This may differ from one operator to the next as not all Goa taxis use a taximeter to calculate the fare. It’s advised to agree on the fare with the driver before you get in the vehicle, to avoid surprises.

Where can I find the Goa Airport to Panjim bus timings?

The easiest way to get accurate information about the Goa Airport to Panjim bus is by using the map application on your phone, which will show the upcoming departures. Another way is to use the online booking platform on the KTCL website, where you can also book your ticket in advance.

What is the distance from Goa Airport to Panjim?

The Goa Airport to Panjim distance is approximately 29 km to the north. Travelling there by car or taxi takes about 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

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