How much does a 5 day Goa trip cost? The answer to this question depends mainly on the kind of travel you prefer. Goa is one of those destinations that can get as luxurious and as pocket-friendly as you want.

The cost of your 5 days trip to Goa will depend on several factors. Chief among them are – the time of the year you are visiting, the mode of external and internal transport, accommodation type you select, etc.

I have been to Goa several times and based on my frequent visits, I intend to help you estimate the cost of a 5-day trip to Goa. In the blog, I will also provide some tips that I have found helpful in cutting down costs.

GOA 5 DAYS TRIP

On your Goa trip, you will be spending on five major things. These are external transportation (travelling to and returning from Goa), internal transportation (travelling within Goa), accommodation, food and sightseeing & activities.

How much does a 5 day Goa trip cost?

If you are travelling to Goa for the first time, I would suggest you plan for at least 5 days. In the five days, you will be able to cover some of the most important places in Goa. These include beaches, forts, cruises, etc.

Before I go into the details. here’s a quick overview of the costs of a 5-day Goa trip. All these costs are per person.

Travel cost to Go (both sides from New Delhi)

7200 INR

4 Nights – Average Cost of Budget Accommodations

2000 INR

Average Cost of Internal Transport

2500 INR

Average Food Costs

2500 INR

Activities Costs (Cruise, Water Sports, etc.)

3500 INR

Miscellaneous Costs

2000 INR

TOTAL COST

19,700 INR

External Transport Cost – Cost of Travelling to Goa

If you are not from around Goa, the cost of travelling to and from Goa will form the bulk of your 5-day Goa trip cost. You can minimise this cost by choosing to travel using trains. Trains are the most cost-effective way of travelling to Goa. However, if you are short on time, this mode of transport might not work for you.

Below, I have given the cost estimates of travelling to Goa from some of the major Indian cities. If you are visiting Goa from outside India, you also need to add the costs of flights up till these Indian cities as well.

Cost of Travelling to Goa from Delhi

The most convenient way to travel from Delhi to Goa is by train and flights. While flights are the fastest way to reach Goa, they will add extra to the goa trip cost for 5 days.

By Train

Trains are the most cost-effective way to reach Goa from Delhi. There are a number of trains that ply on the route between Delhi and Goa. All the three main railway stations in Goa- Thivim, Vasco De Gama and Madgaon are connected by trains from Delhi.

Of all the options available I would suggest that you book the Rajdhani train. It is the fastest train from Delhi to Goa and takes about 27 hours to reach Goa from Delhi. Your train ticket also includes all the meals. However, it is slightly more expensive than other trains on the same route and does not have a sleeper coach.

Approximate Ticket Cost (excluding meals)

Sleeper Coach = 760 INR

AC 3 Tier Coach = 2000 INR

Ticket Cost for Rajdhani (including meals)

AC 3 Tier Coach = 3600 INR

Time Taken

Rajdhani Train = 25-27 hours

Other Trains = 32-38 hours

By Air

This is the fastest way of reaching Goa from Delhi. There are a number of direct flights from Goa to Delhi. If you plan to travel to Goa by air, I would suggest that you book your flights well in advance to avoid paying a higher price at the last moment.

Approximate Ticket Cost (per person)

5000- 8000 INR

Flight Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Cost of Travelling to Goa from Bangalore

Bangalore is the closest major Indian city to Goa. Goa is about 150km away from Gokarna which is another amazing weekend getaway option form Bangalore. A lot of people prefer to visit Gokarna instead of Goa. You can travel from Bangalore to Goa via train, bus or flight.

By Train

Trains are the cheapest way of travelling from Bangalore to Goa. Vasco De Gama and Madgaon railway stations in Goa are connected to Bangalore via one train. There are three trains that run on separate days. The train either starts at 11 am, 2.30 pm or 8 pm and is an overnight journey

If you want to travel to Goa from Bangalore on a budget, I would recommend this option.

Approximate Ticket Cost

Sleeper Coach = 280 INR

AC 3 Tier Coach = 1030 INR

Time Taken

14 hours

By Bus

Since Goa isn’t that far from Bangalore, you can also choose to travel to Goa by bus. You can choose from a number of buses including sleeper, AC sleeper, AC seater etc.

Most buses that ply on this route starts in the evening and reach the destination by morning.

Approximate Ticket Cost (per person)

700 INR

Time Taken

14 hours

By Air

Although the most expensive, this is the fastest way to reach Goa from Bangalore. There are frequent flights and I would suggest that you book your flights well in advance.

Approximate Ticket Cost (per person)

1500 INR

Flight Duration

1 hour 20 minutes

If you can find some good deals on flights, you can choose to fly into Goa.

Cost of Travelling to Goa from Mumbai

Another city that is very close to Goa is Mumbai. Depending on your budget and convenience, you can travel from Mumbai to Goa via train, bus or flight

Apart from public transport, you also have the option of driving from Mumbai to Goa. The experience is amazing and you will be treated with beautiful scenes along the way

By Train

I would recommend this option for the most comfortable journey from Mumbai to Goa. There are many trains that connect Mumbai to Madgaon and Thivim Railway stations in Goa. The trains start at different hours and the prices vary from one train to another.

Approximate Ticket Cost

Sleeper Coach = 420 INR

AC 3 Tier Coach = 1100 INR

AC Chair Car = 1000 INR

2S Sitting Sleeper = 270 INR

Time Taken

12 hours

By Bus

Goa is easily accessible from Mumbai via a bus ride. There are a number of private bus services on this route. You can choose between sleeper buses and seater buses.

Approximate Ticket Cost (per person)

AC Seater/ Non-AC Sleeper = 1000 INR

Non-AC Seater = 600 INR

Time Taken

14 hours

By Air

Flights are the fastest way to reach Goa from Mumbai. If you book the tickets in advance you can get some good deals on some flights.

Approximate Ticket Cost (per person)

1900 INR

Flight Duration

1 hour 20 minutes

Cost of travelling to Goa from Kolkata 

Of all the metropolitan cities, Kolkata is the farthest from Goa. So, the only feasible way to Goa from Kolkata is either by train or by a flight.

By Train

Travelling by train is the cheapest option for reaching Goa from Kolkata. There is one direct train from Howrah Junction to Vasco De Gama and Madgaon junctions. This train runs on alternate days.

If you want to travel to Goa from Kolkata on a budget, I would recommend this option.

Approximate Ticket Cost

Sleeper Coach = 740 INR

AC 3 Tier Coach = 1980 INR

Time Taken

38 hours

By Air

This is the fastest way to reach Goa from Kolkata. There are frequent flights and I would suggest you book your flights well in advance.

Approximate Ticket Cost (per person)

6500 INR

Flight Duration

3 hours

Cost of Travelling to Goa from Chennai

From Chennai, you can reach Goa either by train or by flights. Here are the options that you have:

By Train

There is only one direct train from Chennai to Goa and it runs every Friday. The train connects the Dr MGR Central railway station to Vasco De Gama and Madgaon railway station.

If you want to travel to Goa from Chennai on a budget, I would recommend this option.

Approximate Ticket Cost

Sleeper Coach = 475 INR

AC 3 Tier Coach = 1290 INR

Time Taken

21 hours

By Air

This is the fastest way to reach from Goa to Chennai. There are frequent flights and I would suggest that you book your flights well in advance.

Approximate Ticket Cost (per person)

2500 INR

Time Taken

1 hour 55 minutes

Cost of Accommodation for 5 days Goa trip

Goa is one of the most visited travel destinations in India. Therefore, as with other popular destinations, during the peak season, the cost of accommodation tends to stay high. November to early February is the most visited time of the year in Goa. So, if you plan to visit Goa during this time, be prepared to shell out extra for accommodations.

February to October is a relatively less busy time for Goa. You can find quiet spots on the beaches and it’s not a task to find a suitable budget accommodation option.

How much does a 5-day Goa trip cost would also depend on the accommodation you choose? In order to calculate the accommodation costs, I am assuming that you will be staying for 4 nights. If you are travelling alone, the best way to cut accommodation costs is to crash in a hostel. The most amazing part about Goa is that it has some of the best backpacker hostels which are the best value for money. They are safe,

If you are travelling in as a couple or group, you can either book an entire apartment, choose a guest house or stay in a budget hostel. `

Here is the Estimated cost for 4 Night Stay (per person)

Backpacker Hostels

500*4 =2000 INR

Budget Hotels/ Guest Houses/ Apartments

600*4 = 2400 INR

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You can use the ferry services in Goa between some of the popular destinations such as Terekhol Fort, Divar Island, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Palolem, etc. These low-cost rides are jam-packed with vehicles and locals alike.

Cost of Internal Transport for 5 days Goa trip

Another major factor that determines the answer to your question of how much does a 5-day Goa trip cost, is the type of transportation option you choose.

When you are travelling within Goa, there are several options you can choose from There are local buses, ferries, taxis and autos. Below I have given a brief overview of each of these options and the costs associated with each one of these.

Local Buses in Goa

Local buses are one of the cheapest modes of travelling in Goa. There are plenty of buses that ply between 7 am to 7 pm. These buses connect most of the visitor attractions in Goa including the beaches.

The main bus stations in Goa are at Mapusa, Panjim, Vasco da Gama, Margao or Madgaon) and Canacona. Panjim is the main stop and you can easily find buses from Panjim to Old Goa, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach and Vagator Beach. Madgaon bus station is another major bus stop. From here you can find buses to Panjim, Ponda (for Elephant Bathing and Spice Plantations) Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, etc.

Cost of a ride = 10 -50 INR

Pilots in Goa

Goa has a unique concept of Pilots. Pilots basically mean taking a pillion ride with someone on a bike,  If you are a solo traveller, you can use these bike rides for getting from one place to another. Although they are more expensive than buses they are faster for sure.

Cost = 5-10 INR per km

Self-drive Two-wheelers in Goa

I would strongly recommend this as the preferred mode of travel, especially to those travelling in an even number group. This is the most convenient way of transportation in Goa. You can easily rent a two-wheeler like bikes or scooters, almost everywhere in Goa. They charge on per day basis and you have to add the fuel costs.

Per day rent = 200-500 INR
Fuel Cost per day = 200-250 INR

Taxis and Auto Rickshaws in Goa

These are the most expensive means to travel in Goa. Although they are easily available, they are the least cost-effective. You must know that the taxis and Autos don’t go by the metre and charge at their own will.

If you plan to use these services, negotiate beforehand to avoid any last-minute surprises.

Hiring costs for Taxi/Auto: 1000-5000 INR per day which includes 80 km and 8 hours

Ferries in Goa

Some places in Goa are connected by ferry services. These ferries are time saving and cost-effective. The only problem is that most of the times they are super crowded.

Cost per ride = 10- 55 INR

The ferries connect a very few locations in Goa. Here are some important routes connected by ferries –

  • Old Goa and Divar Island
  • Ribander and Chorao for Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Querim and Tiracol
  • Cavelossim and Assolna
  • Panaji and Betim
  • Cortalim and Madkaim for reaching Old Goa from Margao

Cost of Sightseeing for 5 days Goa trip

Sightseeing costs would depend on what places you intend to cover. While beaches are free to visit, not every place is. Here are some of the costs for some of the most in-demand activities.

Watersports

When you are n Goa, you might want to enjoy some watersports. You can enjoy activities such as banana boat ride, windsurfing, jet Ski, Parasailing, etc. I would suggest that you set aside around 2500 INR for these activities.

Cruises

Goa is well known for its cruises. I would recommend you take the sunset river cruise and dolphin cruise. The cost per person is around 400 INR and 200 INR respectively.

Parties & Casinos

Parties and Casinos are expensive. If you want your Goa trip to be on a budget, I would recommend you avoid these. You may have to shell out between 200- 5000 INR for a single party or visit to a casino.

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Water Sports are expensive in Goa, especially during the peak seasons. You can enjoy water sports at all the major beaches in Goa.

Cost of Food for 5 days Goa trip

There are a number of food options in Goa. You can save money on food by avoiding too many alcoholic drinks. Food will cost around 500 INR per day. Therefore, for 5 days, the food cost will be about 35

Food cost for 5 days in Goa = 500*5 = 2500 INR

Miscellaneous Costs of Goa Trip

Other than all the things that I have mentioned above, you might also want to spend on other things =, for example – shopping. I am assuming the miscellaneous costs to be 2000 INR per person. Although, this is another place where you can cut down costs.

Tips to save money on your Goa trip

Book Early

Book your flights and accommodations well in advance to avoid any last-minute cost addition

Use Public Transport

As I mentioned above, buses and ferries are the cheapest way of travelling within Goa. Use them as much as possible.

Travel Off-Season

Plan your Goa trip between February and October. This is the time when the accommodations are the cheapest.

Prefer Group to solo

Travelling solo is great, but trust me Goa is much more fun with friends. Additionally, you can split the costs on stays and internal transport. For example, riding a scooter would cost you 500 INR per day and therefore, 2500 INR for 5 days. Splitting this with a friend, you will have to pay 1250 INR only!

Save on shopping

Avoid buying unnecessary things. Make a packing list for Goa beforehand, and carry those things along.

Eat Local Food

Food is an essential part of travel experience. Eating local food will not only enhance your travel experience but will also help you cut down costs.

I hope this blog helped you find the answer to your question- How much does a 7 day trip to Goa cost? If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them in the comment section below. I will try to answer them as soon as possible to the best of my knowledge,

Happy Wayfaring 🙂

About the Author

Divya Sarjolta

I, Divya Sarjolta, am a die-hard traveller. Academically, I am a Gold Medalist and PhD in Economics. I hail from the beautiful town of Shimla and am a Himachali by birth. I enjoy exploring life to the fullest and have pursued quite a lot of backpacking trips around India, Two things I crave more than anything else is good food and travel. I try to lead my life by my favourite lines from Game of Thrones. As Oberyn Martell puts it, “It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.” So, explore while you can. You can reach out to me on Instagram or Quora.

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