you do not wish to hire a car during your vacation, the
public transport system is excellent. Barbados has a national bus transport system which offers regular services to all parts of the island. These buses are blue with a yellow stripe and their destination is marked above the windscreen. The cost of a bus journey is a flat rate of BD$1.50 taking you wherever you wish to go and you must have the right change when boarding.
owned yellow mini buses or ZR vans usually run shorter routes with a more frequent service. Their destination is displayed in the bottom left-hand corner of the windscreen and is also painted on the side of the bus.
The cost of a journey is again BD$1.50
Although the atmosphere
on the yellow buses is very laid back (usually blasting
out reggae or local radio station) and you can find one
every five minutes or so, the drivers are not as strictly
regulated as you would expect in the UK or other European
countries (or many other places in the world). Driving is
often fast and hazardous. If you feel unsafe then get off
and find another - or wait for a blue bus.
stops are usually marked In to City or Out of City (meaning
Bridgetown). In Bridgetown the main transport board terminals
are on Fairchild Street for buses mainly to the south and east, or Lower Green for the north via the west coast. The main terminals to catch a minibus are located in Probyn Street, River Road and Cheapside in Bridgetown.
telephone the Barbados
Transport Board on (246) 436 6820
for additional information, and don't forget to tell them
you found the number on the Shoestring Barbados web site!
Or send them your questions by email Contact
Taxis in Barbados are available 24 hours a day and are licensed only to carry 1 to 5 passengers. . They are numerous and easily identifiable by their "Z" number plate.
Taxis are not metered, but their fares are regulated by law. Make sure you establish the fare for the trip before you enter the vehicle.
all you need to know about car hire, scooter rental, island
tours, taxis and buses on the www.Shoestring
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reservations centre is located at our Wildey Office.
Our opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm,
Saturdays 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Our Wildey Office is closed on Sundays and Holidays.
Adams International Airport
Airport office is the only authorised Car Hire operation at
Our office is open seven days a week from 7:00am to 10:00pm.
We close on December 25th.
Worthing office, along the Island's South Coast Tourist belt.
O pen Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm,
Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm,
closed on Sundays and Holidays.
must be between the ages of 21 years and 65 years with a minimum
3 years driving experience. Drivers between 21 and 25 years
must take one of our CDW options. CDW is accessed at double
the normal rate for drivers between 21 and 25 years .
local drivers permit is absolutely necessary and may be obtained
from any of our offices at a cost of US$5.00. This driver's
permit is valid for 1 years.
rates and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Should a class of car booked not be available on customer
arrival customer will be upgraded to the next higher class,
dependant upon availability