Bus Shedule Margaon Palolem Goa

Bus Timings between Margao and Palolem

Many tourists want to travel from Margao (also written Madgaon / Margaon) to Palolem or Patnem Beach by bus but aren’t able to find the bus-shedule anywhere.

At Margao or Canacona bus stand you can request the times from the counter. But in Palolem hardly anybody can tell you exact departure times, not even the travel agents. The reason is that the bus timings can be found on the busses only. And then it’s only the shedule of that specific bus.

As I’m living in Palolem since long time, I started noting bus times of busses passing by. Later I started noting the timings painted on the busses themselve.

Calculate 70 – 90 minutes for the drive (depending on rush hours). Please note that time doesn’t mean much in India. Also the bus might break on the road and you will have to wait for the next bus. On some rides you might need to change the bus in Chaudi/Canacona. So if you need to catch a train or flight, calculate with unexpected happenings.

Advice: Don’t let the Rikshaw drivers in Margao fool you if you arrive by train! If you travel with luggage, ask them to drop you at KTC bus stand which is more far from Margao train station. But the bus is parking there before daparture so you can put your luggage in the drivers cabin and get a seat before the bus will be crowded with people. Fruits, snacks, nuts and soft drinks are sold at the KTC bus stand at day time.

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Bus departures from Margao, Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) Bus Depot to Palolem Beach

07.35 / 08.05 / 08.30 / 08.35 / 10.05 / 11.45 / 12.10 / 12.20 / 13.25 / 14.15 / 15.15 / 16.25 / 16.55 / 17.10 / 18.05 / 19.15

⇒ all timings directly from the busses. More busses might be available!

Advice: After 19.15 try to get on a bus to Karwar (Karnataka) and ask the driver to drop you at Chaudi (2 km from Palolem).

Bus departures from Chaudi/Canacona to Palolem Beach

11.30 / 12.15 / 13.00

⇒ all timings directly from the busses

Bus departures from Palolem Beach to Margao

BUS_table06.30 / 06.55 / 07.45 / 09.30 / 10.15 / 10.25 / 11.00 / 11.30 Chaudi only (doesn’t stop in Patnem) / 12.05 / 12.20 / 14.10 / 14.30 / 15.00 / 15.45 Chaudi only (not sure abt. Patnem) / 16.10 / 16.40

⇒ all timings directly from the busses. More busses might be available!


The following timings I noted by passing busses, so they might have been delayed or empty busses going to Chaudi, so don’t depend to much on them, they might be wrong!
07.15 / 08.40 / 10.40 / 12.40 / 13.30 & many more!

Bus departures from Chaudi/Canacona Bus Stand to Margao

Bus Palolem-MAO06.50 / 08.10 / 08.35 / 10.00 / 10.40 / 12.20 / 13.15 / 13.45 / 14.50 / 15.30 / 17.15 / 18.35

⇒ all timings directly from the busses. Many more busses available!

Bus departures from Chaudi/Canacona Bus Stand direct to the Dabolim Airport

There are 4 busses going directly from Chaudi to the Airport: 06.30 / 08.50 / 13.30 / 16:15

The ride will take about 90 minutes or more, depending on traffic. You will be dropped at the street in front of the airport. There won’t be any Trolleys until you reach to airport entrance. WIll cost you abt. 80 INR (2019).

Otherwise go to Margao KTC first and inside the bus stand go to the fast bus that is passing the airport. You will be dropped on the other side of the street in a very short walking distance to the airport. The busses depart very frequently as they usually depart when all seats are taken and don’t take any additional passengers on their journey.

That’s why you can only use this option going to the airport, but not in the opposite direction.

Bus departures from Chaudi/Canacona Bus Stand to Agonda


⇒ many more busses available!


Price list

As a tourist the chance of getting cheated on bus rides all over India is very big. Once I travelled in Kerala and asked the (indian) guy next to me, how much he payed for he ticked and it was half of my price. He was very surprised and asked me why I had to pay more and I just pointed at my white skin…

On many busses you will get a bus ticket. But the bus between Margao and Palolem doesn’t. The best way to pay the conductor is if you have the exact right amount of change. In many busses you wont find the price list or they will tell you it’s an old list. Even the locals pay 10 Rupee from Palolem to Chaudi/Canacona, as they don’t give change and they don’t bother about two Rupees.

This list was valid untill 03/2017 but they usually charge 40 Rupes to Margao:



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