This was my second time to Goa. I always wanted a road trip to Goa but looks like roadtrip is not happening any sooner (sad face!). The itinerary for the trip was NOT at all planned except pre-booking the flights and stay. We had booked flight tickets in the Spicejet airfare sale and got the tickets at very cheap rates (2200rs return tickets, inclusive all taxes!).
Airport to Calangute taxi cost us 900rs. The pre-book cab services inside the terminal are also 900rs but have very long queues. If you are planning to book from outside the airport, make sure you bargain. We were told 1200rs for one way cab and finally managed to hail one at 900rs.
If you are coming by train, the closest station to South Goa is Thivim (only 30mins).