The best and cheapest transportation is the public bus! Our buses travel around the entire island. It's a lot of fun, because as you drive, you are entertained by Caribbean music. On the buses, you will meet some of the friendliest and most helpful people in the entire Caribbean.
The bus stops wherever it is needed, except in the city of St. George and its suburbs where there are bus stops. They drive regularly from Grand Anse to St. George. The drive takes about 5 minutes, and costs only EC$2.50 per person.
All the bus routes start at the terminal on Melville street in St. George, where you can find buses to different parts of the island. The destinations are well marked at the terminal, and all of the buses carry stickers showing their destinations. Of course, if you still feel a little lost, all you have to do is ask our friendly people for directions. The drive that takes the most time, is the one to the town of Sauteurs, which is on the northern coast of the island. It is also the most expensive of all the trips and costs $8.00 EC. The buses travel regularly on weekdays, from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm.
The hotel and airport taxis have fixed rates.
All our taxis, mini buses & vehicles for hire are identifiable by registration numbers beginning with the letter 'H'.
The street taxis provide good service, but it is a good idea to first find out how much they charge for the trip before entering the vehicle. Check out:
There are quite a few car rental agencies on the island. The cost of renting a vehicle does change during the season, but on average, the cost is approximately US$50 a day plus local driver's license and insurance. The price does vary slightly from company to company, so don't be afraid to shop around.
For more detailed information, check out our Car Rental Page.
These are colourful motorboats that run between Grand Anse Beach and St. George's harbour. It is a fast, fun way to get from the town to the Grand Anse Beach, even if occasionally you may get a little damp. The cost depends upon the number of people making the trip. For two people, it costs about $10.00 EC.
The boats are restricted to one section of the Grand Anse beach, near the vendors market, so if you are considering strolling along the beach, please allow sufficient time to get back to the embarkation point. Coming off the cruise ship, you just have to follow the signs to get to the water taxi stand. All boats used for this are licensed by the port authority, and must have sufficient safety equipment on board. The water taxis can normally be found on the Carenage section, in town. They are only on the beach when there is a cruise ship in the harbour.
When you are in the Isle of Spice, you should not miss the opportunity to visit our sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. An easy & convenient way to get there is with the ferry service, Osprey Express Ltd. The Osprey ferry is a modern, high-speed catamaran which departs from the Carenage in St. George's.
You will enjoy a wonderful sightseeing ride along the west coast on your way to Carriacou. This trip usually takes about 90 minutes and costs approximately EC$160.00 return or EC$80.00 one way. Children (12 years and under) are EC$100.00 return or EC$50.00 one way.
Check the website for the latest schedule: www.ospreylines.com