Buses in Antigua

Riding the bus is an inexpensive way to tour Antigua

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If you are feeling adventurous and looking for a cost-efficient way to travel around Antigua, the bus system might be the ideal means of transportation. Most buses are privately owned mini-vans with their routes posted in the front windows.

For just $1(USD) per ride, the bus is an extremely affordable transportation option. Buses generally operate on a set schedule, which you can obtain from your hotel. But when the buses depart is usually left up to the driver's discretion. Also, be prepared for a bumpy ride, because although Antigua's main roads are paved, they are filled with potholes. So while the bus service on Antigua has improved over the years, and while riding the bus will save you money, it may cost you a little extra time than some of the island's other transportation methods.

Bus Routes

You can see most of the island by bus, but no buses run to the airport or to the northern tourist area. Buses are scheduled to run between St. Johns and the villages from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The buses depart from two different stations in St. John's: one on Market Street, near the Central Market; and one at the East Bus Station on Independence Avenue next to the Botanical Gardens, which will take you around the northern and eastern part of the island.

Bus Routes
Route Beginning Stops Along the Route End
Route 12 to Freeman's Village West End Bus Station Town House Store Bus Stop, Sea View Farm Bus Stop Freemans Village Bus Stop
Route 13 to John Hughes West End Bus Station Town House Store Bus Stop, Buckley and Fig Tree Bus Station, Buckley's Bus Stop John Hughes Bus Stop
Route 17 to English Harbour West End Bus Station Town House Store Bus Stop, All Saints Bus Stop, Sweets Bus Stop, Cobbs Cross Bus Stop Dockyard Bus Stop
Route 20 to Bolans West End Bus Station Golden Grove Bus Stop, Kentish Road Bus Stop Jolly Harbour Bus Stop
Route 22 to Old Road West End Bus Station Jolly Harbour Bus Stop, Golden Grove Bus Stop, Kentish Road Bus Stop, Darkwood Beach Bus Stop, Turner's Beach Bus Stop Mt. Obama and Old Road Bus Stop
Route 30 to Potters East End Bus Station Factory Road West Bus Stop, Chase Supermarket Bus Stop Potters Road Bus Stop
Route 31 to Parham East End Bus Station Old Sugar Factory Bus Stop, Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board Bus Stop, Factory Road West Bus Stop, Potters Road Bus Stop Parham Bus Stop
Route 32 to Sea View Farm East End Bus Station Old Sugar Factory Bus Stop, Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board Bus Stop, Factory Road West Bus Stop, Potters Road Bus Stop Sea View Farm Bus Stop
Route 32B to Mac Pond East End Bus Station Old Sugar Factory Bus Stop, Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board Bus Stop, Factory Road West Bus Stop, Potters Road Bus Stop Mac Pond Bus Stop
Route 33 to Willikies East End Bus Station Old Sugar Factory Bus Stop, Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board Bus Stop, Factory Road West Bus Stop, Potters Road Bus Stop, Sir Walling, Jonas, And Pares Intersection Bus Stop Willikies Bus Stop
Route 41B to Cedar Valley Gardens East End Bus Station Parham and Utility Bus Stop, Cassada Bus Stop Cedar Grove Bus Stop
Route 42 to American University West End Bus Station Parham and Utility Bus Stop, Sir Walter and Old Parham Bus Stop, ANU Airport Bus Stop American University Bus Stop
Route 61 to Five Islands Village West End Bus Station Gray's Farm Bus Station Five Islands Bus Stop

There are marked bus stops along the roadsides of Antigua, and you can recognize the buses, which are usually 15-seater mini-vans, by their colorful exterior paint.

 

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