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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Panaji

  • As it's the state capital of the resort-filled state of Goa, you'll be very grateful that you've organised car rental in Panaji once you arrive and discover all the places you can visit in the city and further afield. Public transport is available in the city itself, but can be somewhat scant otherwise. Having your own car will give you the independence to drive to nearby attractions like Dudhsagar Falls in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and the Hindu temple of Shri Mahadeva.
  • The nearest airport to Panaji is Goa Dabolim Airport (GOI). It's roughly a 30-minute drive from the airport to the city, across an inlet spanned by the New Zuari Bridge. You can organise your car rental in Panaji from here. The airport has a dedicated Car Rental Service Area, which is just across the passenger drop-off road from the main terminal. You'll have a choice of both international and local car hire brands, including the leading one in Goa, GoiCar.
  • You won't have much trouble driving in Panaji if you're used to driving in other Indian cities. If not, be prepared for very busy roads, and keep your head on a swivel. There aren't discernible rush hours due to the all-day nature of the tourist traffic. Also keep a constant look-out for tourist pedestrian traffic, as well as being aware of the many cyclists and moped riders you'll encounter. Careful driving is the watchword here, but the conditions aren't stressful.
  • Given the city's huge popularity as an international tourist destination, when you book car rental in Panaji, you need to bear in mind that it can get very crowded with pedestrians and other cars. Most of the roads are modern and well surfaced, but be careful towards the beachfront, where the roads are a lot narrower. Also try to avoid the section of road that links the Baga, Candolim and Calangute neighbourhoods, as this can be particularly congested at any time of the day.
  • Book your car hire in Panaji at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Panaji

  • How much is the price of fuel in Panaji?

    The average price of fuel in Panaji is R90,55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 087 and R1 449, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Panaji?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Panaji.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Panaji?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Panaji?

    An Economy car hire in Panaji costs R946 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Panaji?

    If you intend to spend a lot of time at the beaches, it's advisable not to opt for anything too big as your Panaji car hire choice. As mentioned, the roads that lead to the beach are narrow, so you won't be able to reach them unless you get a compact vehicle – a small SUV will do in a pinch if you're with your family. For general city driving, a hatchback or sedan make good options, and you won't have trouble travelling to other towns and cities in these types of vehicles. If you're planning inland road trips rather a beach holiday, an all-purpose MPV will be ideal, allowing you to explore the rural areas with ease.

  • What's the speed limit in Panaji?

    Panaji has a number of speed limits, depending on the area in which you find yourself. As a general rule, the speed limit is 40 km/h on all streets in the urban district, but this can change from road to road, so make sure you keep an eye out for speed limit signs. For instance, the limit of the Old & New Mandovi bridges is 40 km/h, but when you cross the Zuari Bridge, it's only 30 km/h. On rural roads and one-lane highways, you can drive at 60 km/h, with the limit rising to 100 km/h on the freeways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Panaji?

    A pay parking scheme applies to street parking in the central districts of Panaji. Costs typically range from around ₹4.00 for up to 4 hours of parking, and about ₹8.00 for 4–12 hours. Look for this kind of parking on the main roads in the city, like DB Marg and Dom Joao de Castro Road near the Old Patto Bridge. You can find free parking at the Joggers Park in the Menezes neighbourhood, and there are a number of paid car parks like the multi-level at Patto Colony. Charges typically start at around ₹5.00 for the first couple of hours, going up to about ₹15.00 for full-day parking.

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Shop number A5002, D Kurtarkar Vision Building

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Airport Meet And Greet Service Customer Has To Call Our Represenetive On Arrival

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Maria Rosa Resort, phase II, Opp. St. Alex Church, Naika waddo,Calangute, Bardez. Goa

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Airport Meet&Greet

+91 96524 74553

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Airport Road, Dabolim

+91 939 702 1289

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Kohlapur Central Location Maharashtra

+91 84487 65118

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