The public bus system in Barbados is one of the best in the region, and a number of private bus companies are available for hire as well. Buses run daily from 6:00 a.m. until midnight, and although they are fairly reliable, they can be late at times. You should not take a bus to an important scheduled event -- if the bus happens to be late, you may miss your appointment or cut it too close for comfort.
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As a general rule, the standard bus fare on the island is $1(USD), which equates to BD$2, and you will need to use local currency in exact change when you board in order to ride the public buses. Private buses will also cost BD$2, but change will be provided. Buses run daily from 6:00 a.m. until midnight, and although they are fairly reliable, they can be late at times and you should not take a bus if you have an important scheduled event to make. If the bus happens to be late you may miss your appointment or cut it very close.
There are three bus terminals in Bridgetown, one of which is located on Fairchild Street and the other on Princess Alice Highway. Another is located north in Speightstown, however, there are stops all over the island, often nearby popular tourist attractions so you should never have trouble using the buses to get you to all of the island's must-see sites. Red, white, and black signs are posted, indicating scheduled stops, and you'll notice signs indicating whether the bus is driving to or from Bridgetown. You can always visit the Web site of the Barbados Transport Board to look at current schedules. As an added bonus, the Transport Board offers scenic bus tours of the island each Sunday, an opportunity tourists traveling on a budget won't want to miss.
|Route||Beginning||Stops Along the Route||End|
|Route 12A East to Long Bay||Fairchild Bus Terminal||Dalkeith Road Bus Stop, Garrison Bus Stop, St. Lawrence Bus Stop, BGI Bus Stop, Jemmotts Bus Stop, Amarylis Bus Stop, Hastings Boardwalk Bus Stop, Rockley Bus Stop, Oistins Bus Stop, Crane Beach Bus Stop||Long Bay Bus Stop|
|Route 1 Northbound||Princess Alice Bus Terminal||Mullins Bus Stop, Porters Bus Stop, Holetown Bus Stop, Sandy Lane Bus Stop, Paynes Bay Bus Stop, Eagle Hall Bus Stop, Baxters Road Bus Stop, Broad Street Bus Stop, Speightstown Bus Terminal||Speightstown Bus Terminal|
|Route 1-C||Princess Alice Bus Terminal||Mullins Bus Stop, Porters Bus Stop, Holetown Bus Stop, Sandy Lane Bus Stop, Eagle Hall Bus Stop, Baxters Road Bus Stop, Broad Street Bus Stop, Heywoods Bus Stop, Six Mens Bus Stop, Checker Hall Bus Stop, Bromefield Bus Stop, Content Bus Stop, Conneltown Bus Stop, Spring Hall Bus Stop, Speightstown Bus Terminal, Speightstown Bus Terminal||Harris Bus Stop|
|Route 27 - Island Route||Speightstown Bus Terminal||Mullins Bus Stop, Porters Bus Stop, Holetown Bus Stop, Sandy Lane Bus Stop, Paynes Bay Bus Stop, Black Rock Bus Stop, Bank Hall Bus Stop, Globe Roundabout Bus Stop, Tweedside Road Bus Stop, Dalkeith Road Bus Stop, Garrison Bus Stop, St. Lawrence Bus Stop, Welches Bus Stop,||BGI Bus Stop|
|Route 6 to Bathsheba||Fairchild Bus Terminal||Globe Roundabout Bus Stop, Station Hill Bus Stop, Lower Estates Bus Stop, Market Hill Bus Stop, Horse Hill Bus Stop, Andromeda Gardens Bus Stop||Bathsheba Bus Stop|
Buses are quickly and easily recognized because they are yellow with a blue stripe down the body of the bus, which are the national colors of Barbados. Private buses are usually minibuses or vans, rather than full-sized buses, so they are easy to tell apart. One final type of bus is the “ZR” bus. These are white individually owned minivans that run on shorter routes with more frequent stops and for the same fare. They operate on fixed schedules and there are many of them making the rounds, making them one of your more convenient and reliable transportation options.
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