HOHO Goa, How, Where, When Questions Answered.

Hi There,

You are planning to visit Goa, probably you have heard of this fascinating sightseeing service launched by Goa Tourism called HOHO Goa. 

HOHO Goa bus tourists
Image Courtesy: HOHOGoa.com

When it comes to using the service, tourists have countless questions. It's high time these questions get answered and thereby making it super easy for every one to enjoy the HOHO Goa sightseeing tour. 

Here I have compiled the most asked questions. Let's get started.  

Question 1  : From where can I Board the HOHO Goa Bus


I get to hear one question a lot, " from where can I board the HOHO Goa Bus for Goa Sightseeing or Goa Darshan ?",
"From Margao Railway Station what is the nearest pick up point?",
"I am planning to stay near Calangute, what is the nearest HOHO Bus stop."

In this post I will explain how easy it is to board HOHO bus,no matter you are a Goan living in Goa since birth or a new-bee traveler coming all the way from Russia to visit Goa for the first time.

HOHO Bus has its pick up points located in and around Panjim, Goa. Click here to get the pick up point information  

Address: HOHO Goa - Shop 4, Kamat Tower, Patto Plaza, Panjim 

The most easily accessible pick up points are listed below :

Your Location  

 1. North Goa - Calangute, Baga, Vagator, Candolim, Sinquerium, Mapusa

Nearest Pick Up Point: HOHO Goa - Shop 4, Kamat Tower, Patto Plaza, Panjim 

Landmark: Bank of India building. See Image

Google Map Directions: Click


Your Location  

 2. Miramar

Nearest Pick Up Point: Mirmar Circle, Panjim 

Landmark: Miramar Unity Statue. See Image

Google Map Directions: Click


Your Location  

3. South Goa - Margao, Beanulim, Varca, Colva Beach

Nearest Pick Up Point: HOHO Goa - Shop 4, Kamat Tower, Patto Plaza, Panjim 

Landmark: Bank of India building. See Image

Google Map Directions: Click


Question 2  : What are the Timings of the Buses


This is the second most asked question, " What time the bus departs?", " What is the duration of the tour?", "What time the tour ends?" "Can we start the tour at 11 am and still cover all the places?"

This tour is truly unique as you can start your tour anytime. Yes! you heard me right. Unlike, other tours which has fixed time of departure, this tour can be started anytime.

This is possible, as its Hop On Hop Off tour. (What is Hop On Hop Off? )

Start Time: *9:00 am & every 45 minutes

 *Travel Advisory : It is advised the earlier you start the more time you get for sightseeing. 

End Time: 6:30 pm 

Tour Duration: **8 hours

**It depends on the tour start time.


Question 3  : What are the Places Covered in the tour

Basilica of Bom Jesus

There are 19 tourist spots to explore like Miramar beach, Dona Paula, Basilica of Bom Jesus and lots more. See the list of places here. As it's a  Hop On Hop Off Bus Service, you can explore not only the main attractions on the route but also the nearby attractions. For instance, while you get down at Basilica of Bom-Jesus also explore the nearby worth visit places like Arc of Viceroy, St. Catherine Chappel and lots more. 

List of  Places

HOHO Goa Sightseeing Map

Question 4  : What is the Pricing ?

 "How much the tour costs?", "Is food and entry tickets included in the ticket fare?", "Does it also entry fee to River cruise?", "Do the International tourists pay more for the same tour?"

At present the price has been fixed to Three hundred rupees only.

*Price: INR 300 Only

*Source: HOHOGoa.com (Child Ticket for child above 3 feet), International Pricing same as Domestic.

Inclusions and exclusions:

  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free WiFi
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional) 
  • Entry Fee to River Cruise

Question 5  : How to Reach the Pick up Point ?

two wheeler
Most economical and fun way to reach HOHO Goa

In the end, How to reach the HOHOGoa Pick Up point. Last question, but the most important question in the mind of all tourists who like to explore Goa with the HOHO Bus.

In Goa, unlike other cities in India where the public transport has Buses, Metros, Autos, Taxis, Ola & Uber the public transport is limited to buses & Taxis only. Hence a parallel transport option has been created by Goans where they offer 2-wheelers and Car for hire that too at a very economical price

By Bus: Take Bus to Panjim Bus Stand

Goa is well connected by buses, there are available at all the (National Higways) NH in Goa at regular frequency. Some of the prominent Bus Stands are:
  1. Vasco - Kadamba Bus Stand
  2. Margao - Kadamba Bus Stand
  3. Mapusa Bus Stand 
  4. Panjim - Kadamba Bus Stand

HOHO Office is located 9 mins walking distance from Panjim Kandamba Bus Stand. Directions : here

By Taxi:  *Rs 400 - Rs 800 Approximately

By Two Wheeler (Hire): Rs 150-Rs 250 for a day

Suitable for tourist who are comfortable to explore Goa in 2 wheeler. Carrying Driving license is a must. Fuel cost to be borne by the tourist. Preferable mode of travel for budget and adventure oriented persons. Travel Advisory: Please do wear halmet while driving 2 wheeler. Suitable for Maximum 2 Adult and 1 Child. Tips: Use GPS on your smart phone to figure out the shortest route to destination

By Car (Hire): Rs 1200 for a day

Suitable for tourist who are looking for comfort over budget. A family or more should prefer it. Carrying Driving license is a must. Fuel cost to be borne by the tourist.
I hope by now you have realized that it's no rocket science reaching HOHO Goa, the next time you decide to take a fun ride in HOHO Goa bus for Goa Sightseeing it would be easy as pie. < chuckle:) >

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