Inter State Bus Stands in Goa

Goa is very well connected by road, as it is connected to all major cities of India by National Highways. There are bus services operating between Goa and most of the cities in the nearby areas such as Pune, Mumbai, Hubli, Mangalore, Bangalore, Belgaum, etc. People travelling by bus is very common in Goa. Both private and government buses operate from the Goa bus st and. The state of Goa has one major inter-state bus stand that is described below.

Inter State Bus Stands In Goa

Inter State Bus Stand in Goa

KTC (Kadamba Transport Corporation) Inter-State Bus Stand at Margao: The buses keep on coming and leaving this stand in every five minutes or so. It is one of the popular bus stands of Goa that offer facilities to commuters to go to their work place. Moreover, tourists also use it as a transit point for their onward journey to explore Goa. This bus stand provides transport and connectivity to Goa’s main towns and rural areas.

This bus stand was set up in 1980 by the Congress government and later own headed by Pratapsing Rane. This bus stand was started to provide cheap, time saving, comfortable, lucrative, and safe transportation services to people. Somehow, the station has accomplished this objective. The fare charges of buses operating at this station are quite reasonable.

The stand is very close to Madgaon Railway Station. It is a good option for inter-state travellers. The bus fare is quite reasonable and you can purchase the tickets in advance. It is suggested to buy your tickets well in advance, particularly during the peak season, i.e., from October to December and from May to June. Ensure when you book the ticket that you have an allotted seat number and receipt of it. The station also provides some non-stop shuttle mini bus services connecting inner Goa. Cities in Goa such as Margao, Casco, Ponda, and Panjim are well connected with these buses. Air conditioned Volvo, luxury, and semi luxury buses also operate at this station.

The station runs a large number of private and government operated bus services of the neighbouring state of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The bus journey from Bangalore to Goa takes about 13 hours and the fare is around Rs. 300 per person. Whereas, from Mumbai to Goa, the bus journey takes around 18 hours and the fare is around Rs. 400 per person. The bus usually stops at eating joints, so that travellers can have some food.

The station offers special services to the schools according to the school timings. The bus service for schools are operated on monthly passes issued to the students by the school management. The corporation offers their service in the following schools – St. Joseph High School, Verna; Kendriya VIdhalaya I.N.S School, Miramar; Hegdewar High School, Panaji; Regina Mundi High School, Verna; Don Bosco High School, Netravali; Our Lady of Rosary High School, Donapaula; St. Theresa High School, Vasco; and many more. The fare for children, senior citizens, and students are different; they are charged less as compared to the normal fare.

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