Getting Around

Bikes and Mopeds

Bikes and mopeds are a cheap and inexpensive way to travel around the Bahamas. You can pick up a moped for around 40 dollars per day (plus a deposit in the event something happens to the bike) and ride around in style. However, travelers should be extremely cautious when driving around on mopeds. Driving is on the left side of the road and if you are inexperienced with driving a scooter or with the driving style of the Bahamians especially in the city it can be extremely dangerous.

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Buses

Buses in the Bahamas serve the larger cities such as Freeport and Nassau. Using a bus is probably the cheapest way to travel in the Bahamas. The only problem is that they have predesignated stops and only service the cities which is a problem if you are traveling somewhere outside of the city. Buses generally charge between 75 cents and 3 dollars depending on how long your bus ride is. Buses do not run at night and there is no specific schedule for when they will be at their stop. If you need to be somewhere in a hurry it is recommended that you take a taxi.

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Rental Cars

While rental car agencies are often times hard to find they are generally reliable and offer good quality cars. If you have little or no experience with driving in the Bahamas driving yourself is not recommended. City driving is congested and driving is on the left side of the road. If you do have experience and want to rent a car rates usually start around 60 dollars. Most rental car agencies require the driver to be between 21 and 25 years old with a valid international drivers license.

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Ferries

Ferries are a good way to travel from island to island. Government run ferries are available to use if you need to travel to major ports on different islands. Also commercial ferries for vacationers who want to experience the islands are available. Rates can run between 20 and 60 dollars depending on where you are going.

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