Getting There & Away
Frequent buses run to nearby Chaudi (₹7) from the bus stop on the corner of the road down to the beach. Hourly buses to Margao (₹40, one hour) depart from the same place, though these usually go via Chaudi anyway. From Chaudi you can pick up regular buses to Margao, from where you can change for Panaji, or south to Polem Beach and Karwar in Karnataka.
The closest train station is Canacona, 2km from Palolem’s beach entrance.
An autorickshaw from Palolem to Patnem should cost ₹100, or ₹150 to Chaudi. A taxi to Dabolim Airport is around ₹1500.
Scooters and motorbikes can be hired on the main road leading to the beach from around ₹300.