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Transport Options in Barbados - car hire, buses, taxi fares, airport pick ups and transfers...

      cheap car hire- budget care rentals in Barbados listed on the Shoestring Barbados web site.  

Budget Car Rentals | Public Transport | Scooter Rentals | Airport Transfers/ Taxi Fares | Island Tours

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Buses / Public Transport

Barbados buses - public transport in Barbados

If 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.

Smaller privately 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.

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.

Please 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
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Scooter Rentals Listings

See Barbados by scooter!

Caribbean Scooters

Email for more info or to book!

Tel (246) 436 8522
Fax (246) 436 0600

Please let them know you saw them on the Shoestring Barbados site.

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Taxis / Airport Transfers

barbados taxis, airport transfers and fares.

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.

Click here to see our listings of Taxis and Tour Operators or individuals offering Airport Transfers

Taxi Service Rates
as produced by the Licensing Department of the
Barbados Ministry of Transport.

All prices quoted in BD$.

*(These prices are a guideline only and you should check with the driver prior to travel)*

barbados taxis, airport transfers and fares.
Fares between
Grantley Adams Airport
Fares between Bridgetown
Any point North of Speightstown
St. John's Parish Church
St George's Parish Church
East Point
Bridgetown Harbour
Sam Lord's Castle
Silver Sands
Atlantic Shores
St. Lawrence


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Island Tours

Another great way of seeing the island is on an island tour - not only does it save you the hassle of driving your tour guides are experts and the tour will be extremely informative

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Find all you need to know about car hire, scooter rental, island tours, taxis and buses on the www.Shoestring Barbados.com site!





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Barbados Automobile Rental Companies


After more than 30 years in the car rental business in Barbados, we've got all your car hire needs covered ... great cars, super rates, and service beyond compare! Whether visiting Barbados on business or pleasure, Stumpy says ... Hey, you've found your Barbados car rental treasure!

Soft top Jimny jeeps available at very reasonable rates...and many other models of car to choose from.

Click here to enter the Top Car website

Great site - lots of fun as well as great rates and quality service


Email us for more info and to book!


To provide quality customer service and satisfaction to all customers, through the provision of quality vehicles from Barbados' most modern hire fleet.


The Courtesy Rent A Car fleet represents the diversity in the Barbados Car Hire Industry, featuring from the Soft-Top Suzuki Samurai 4 x 4 Jeep to the elegance of the Super Luxury Infiniti G20.


Free pick-up and delivery is available from any of our three convenient locations, (including the only authorised car hire office at the Grantley Adams International Airport), our knowledgeable staff stand ready to provide you with quality transportation..

Wildey St Michael

Our 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.

Grantley Adams International Airport

Our Airport office is the only authorised Car Hire operation at that location.
Our office is open seven days a week from 7:00am to 10:00pm.
We close on December 25th.

Worthing, Christ Church

Our 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.

Driver Requirements

Drivers 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 .

A 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.

All 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

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Gary Williams

If you tell Gary that Shoestring sent you he will give you a great deal, with good service and a smile. Call Gary when you get there (or before you leave) on (246) 424 9653 or (246) 230 2533

Rates are from Bds$475 per week for a small manual car with no a/c

More coming soon - currently compiling lists!

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Taxi Services / Airport Transfers

Ambassador Taxi and Tours Service

Please call Archie Braithwaite (246) 425 3715 or (246) 230 3427 before or when
on the island for a
reliable and courteous service.


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Island Tour Companies / Individual Operators - Listings



Currently compiling list - please come back soon!




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