Getting taxi and autorickshaw drivers to use their meters is impossible. Agree on the fare before heading off. Short trips around Panaji cost Rs 50; to Old Goa they cost roughly Rs 150.
It’s easy enough to rent a motorcycle or scooter in Panaji, though if you intend to spend most of your time at the beach resorts it’s more convenient and usually cheaper to hire one there. There are no hire shops as such – ask at your guesthouse or head to the cluster of bikes opposite the main post office on MG Rd. Bicycles can be hired from Daud M Aga Cycle Store (2222670; per day Rs 40; 8am-8pm Mon-Sat, to noon Sun), opposite Cine Nacional.