Buses prove an efficient means of local transport in Goa. Buses in Goa are operated by the Kadamba Transport Corporation and also by other Private Operators at regular intervals, connecting all places in Goa. The city buses in Goa ply in Panaji and adjacent areas and are a great help for tourists and general public as a cheap and quick mode of transport.
Motorcycle and Motorcycle Taxi
One unique feature is the motorcycle taxi. They are very convenient because of their ability to go into interior places where other big vehicles may not be able to go. The motorcycle taxis are distinguished by their yellow mudguards and white number plate. So as far as two-wheelers are concerned, you can either hire a two-wheeler and drive it on your own, or you can just have a joyride sitting on the pillion of a motorcycle taxi. Charges accordingly vary.
The four-Wheeler variety of local transport in Goa comes in an array of types and budgets. To begin with, coaches and taxis are readily available. Luxury, semi-luxury coaches and tourist taxis can be hired. Moreover, you can also avail the rent-a-car facility in two varieties - chauffeured and non- chauffeured.
Auto-Rickshaws are widely available in all major places. It is very convenient for commuting and traveling short distances between different towns.
- Minimum charges are for 100 kms per day.
- Taxes of other States, Toll Tax, Parking Fees, Ferry charges, etc. if payable by GTDC will be charged extra.
- Night Halt - 8.00 PM to 8.00 A.M.
- If vehicle is hired or retained before 8.00 AM and after 8 PM, night halt charges will be applicable
- Charges are from garage to garage.
- Detention is charged after 8 hours duty.
- Tourist taxis or yellow-top taxis are also available from private operators throughout Goa and charged on Kilometer-basis or Point-to-Point fare fixed by the Directorate of Transport. Fare chart is available with the driver.
Launches and Flat-bottom Ferry: Taking the water-route is a unique way to travel in Goa. There are several services of boats and ferries in Goa. With numerous creeks and rivers criss-crossing Goa, water transport provides one of the cheapest and easily available mode of transport in Goa. In some places, crossing the water becomes essential if one has to go to the other side; and at such times, taking the services provided by the boats and ferries in Goa is either the only way or the easiest way.
Launch services are provided for passengers only and are operated between Dona Paula and Mormugao Harbor at regular intervals during fair weather (September to May); while flat-bottom ferry transshipment of vehicles and passengers across rivers without bridges are operated between the following places:
Aldona - Corjuem.
Amona - Khandola.
Aronda - Kiranpani.
Assolna - Cavelossim.
Carona - Calvim.
Cortalim - Marcaim.
Cortalim - Agassaim.
Durbhat - Rassoi.
Keri - Tiracol.
Narva - Divar.
Old Goa - Diwar/Piedade.
Raibandar - Diwar.
Panaji - Betim.
Pomburpa - Chorao.
Raia - Shiroda.
Raibandar - Chorao.