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Submitted on Nov 24, 2020 Useful Info

All You Need to Know About Getting Around in Barbados

To explore the rich culture of Barbados, you'll need to get around. Luckily, there are quite a number of options for you as outlined below.

1. Hired Car - The Best Way to Get Around Barbados

  • I advice you to rent one instead of taking a taxi.
  • Always keep left!

Roads in Barbados

  • Are relatively in a better shape than in most Caribbean countries.
  • Be prepared to handle winding twists, turns and narrow lanes.
  • Traffic can be frustrating during rush hour.

Driving Permit in Barbados

  • Get a temporary permit from your travel agency.
  • I recommend buying a 2-month permit from your agency.
  • This permit costs around 10 Barbadian dollars or USD 5.

Car Insurance

  • Acquiring a car insurance in Barbados is easy!
  • Customer service is top notch, there's fast processing and documentation and easy payment plans.

Available Rental Cars

  • Compact cars.
  • Mokes
  • Air-conditioned vans.
  • Spacious jeeps.

Rental Car Companies in Barbados

  • Coconut Rental Cars
  • Venture Rental Cars Inc.
  • Drive-A-Matic
  • Courtesy Rent-A-Car
  • Direct Car Rentals
  • Corbin's Car Rentals
  • Executive Car Rentals

2. Bikes

  • If you want to take in the beauty of Barbados, you can bike off-road!
  • Bikes in Barbados are always insured to protect you and bike rental companies.
  • Renting a bike or a scooter in Barbados costs around USD 40.
  • A small deposit is required by the lender. It is returned only when the bike/scooter is returned in its original state.

3. Rental Bicycles

  • Cycling can be a good option if you wish to exercise as you enjoy the Barbadian beauty.
  • It will cost you only about USD 20.

4. Buses

There are 3 types of buses in Barbados:

1. Minibus

  • Are predominantly yellow in color with blue striped on the side.

2. Transport Board Bus

  • Are run by the government.
  • Predominantly large blue buses with yellow stripes on the sides.

3. ZR Bus

  • This is identified with a circular red and white sign with "To city" and " Out of city" marked in black letters.

Bus fares cost only USD 2 thus the cheapest option.