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Getting Around in Barbados

By Road

Barbados has a good network of roads which covers the entire island. Traffic drives on the left. There is a speed limit of 60 kmph (37mph per hour), except where otherwise indicated. The road journey from Bridgetown to Speightstown takes about 30 minutes and to Holetown or Oistins about 20 minutes.


Frequent, comprehensive coverage of the island, flat rate of approx. BBD$1.50 for all journeys. Although cheap, buses are crowded during the rush hours. All buses terminate at Speightstown.

ZR Vans

There are many licensed "Mini Vans" that run around the island picking up tourist and locals. You will recognise them by their "ZR" licence plates. They have few fixed schedules but there are many of them and service is frequent. The rate is BBD$1.50 and is not recommended for the nervous passenger as ZR stop frequently, often abruptly, and move quickly to pick up the maximum paying passengers in the shortest time.


Taxis do not have meters but fares are regulated by the Government. Listings are available from the Tourist Office. Please ask the price before travelling.

Car Rental

Anything from a mini-moke to a limousine may be hired. Cars may be hired by the hour, day or week.

Documentation: A Barbados driving permit is required. This can be obtained from car hire companies, the Ministry of Transport (8:30 am-2:30 pm, Monday to Friday), the airport (8 am-10 pm every day) or police stations in Hastings, Worthing and Holetown. There is a registration fee of BBD$10. A valid national licence or an International Driving Permit should also be held.





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