Hello, I’m T-mo.
I stayed in Goa 45 days between November to December 2018.
And I found out which is the cheapest way to move in Goa from the airport to Anjuna or Arambol.
I’ll explain it.
From Goa airport by bus,
→to Panaji : about 40 min with no transfer, costs 100 rupees.
→to Calangute : about 1 hour with no transfer, costs 160 rupees.
→to Anjuna : about 2 hours with 2 times transfer, total costs 130 rupees.
→to Arambol : about 3 hours with 3 times transfer, total costs 155 rupees.
Let’s check the details.
0.Notice!Local bus will finish at 6pm in Goa
First you should know that all local buses finish at 6pm in Goa everyday.
So if you want to go Anjunq or Arambol by only local buses from the Goa airport, you should arrive the airport until 2pm.
Because we have to transfer the bus 2 times and totally we need 2 hours to Anjunaand and to Arambol needs 3 hours.
1.Get on the bus to Panaji at the Goa airport
↑This is the bus stand of Panaji.
At the Goa airport, you will find the sign of the bus to Panaji and Calangute near the exit.
There is a bus counter inside of airport.
The stuff teach you which is the bus.
And it’s easier that you ask the airport stuffs ”Panaji bus?”.
They will teach you where is it.
The bus will stop Panaji and Calangute.
To Panaji takes 40 min and cost 100 rupees.
To Calangute takes 1 hour and cost 150 rupees.
If you go Anjuna or Arambol, you have to change the bus at Panaji.
The places Goa airport and Panaji bus stand are like this.
2.Change the bus at Panaji to Mapusa
↑This is the bus stand of Mapusa.
When you arrive at the bus stand of Panaji, you will change the bus and go to Mapusa.
So you need find out the bus to Mapusa in the lots of buses.
It’s easy to find it, just you ask the bus conductor or local India people except the taxi drivers “Mapusa bus?”.
The bus from Panaji to Mapusa needs 30 min and costs 15 rupees.
The places of the bus stands of Panaji and Mapusa are like this.
3.Change the bus at Mapusa to Anjuna or Arambol
When you arrive at Mapusa bus stand, you’ll change the bus to Anjuna or Arambol.
From Mapusa to Anjuna
When you arrive at Mapusa, you need ask the bus conductor or local India people “Anjuna bus?” and you’ll find out it.
The bus to Anjuna needs 20 min and costs 15 rupees.
The places Mapusa bus stand and Anjuna are like this.
From Mapusa to Arambol
When you arrive at Mapusa, you need ask the bus conductor or local India people “Arambol bus?” and you’ll find out it.
The bus to Arambol needs 1 hour and costs 40 rupees.
The places Mapusa bus stand and Arambol are like this.
From Anjuna to Arambol or from Arambol to Anjuna by bus
Also you can go Arambol from Anjuna or from Anjuna to Arambol by bus.
You need change the bus one time at Mapusa bus stand.
Totally it’s needs 2 hours include to wait bus and change the bus, and costs 55 rupees.
Local buses will finish at 6pm, so it’s better you wait a bus at the bus stop until 4pm.
The route is like this.