"Get on de bus!" Barbados Transportation Tip by pilgrim55

Barbados Transportation: 75 reviews and 76 photos

  Government Bus
by pilgrim55

Taxis are expensive in Barbados and rental cars are even pricier. So, the cheapest way to get around is by bus. There are two types of buses. One is the government buses that are blue with a yellow stripe. They go to every part of Barbados and only cost $1.50 BDS (about 75 cents US). These buses are very reliable and one comes by every half an hour or so. You do have to have exact change, though, for these buses.

The other kind of bus is privately run and they are yellow with a blue stripe. (Blue and yellow are the colors of the Barbadian flag). They cost the same and are a bit smaller. They usually have Bajan music playing and they will make change. You pay when you get off these buses instead of when you board. The folks on them are more laid back and really friendly.

Bus stops are marked TO CITY or OUT OF CITY (City meaning Bridgetown) and the buses have signs on them telling you what their route is. If you are unsure, just ask the driver and they will tell you if the bus goes where you want to go.

It's a great way to get to know the people of the island since only about 45 per cent of households have vehicles.

Type: Bus

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  • Written Jan 11, 2003
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