Maybe you don't like driving in a foreign country, or perhaps you want to save a few bucks instead of hailing a taxi every time you need a ride. Whatever the reason, taking the bus is a possibility that exists for tourists visiting Castries.
Primarily used by locals, the bus system in Castries consists of a collection of privately owned minivans with a 14-passenger capacity that travel both in town and around the island to and from Rodney Bay,Vieux Fort, and Gros Islet.
There are marked stops throughout town, and as you get on you can let the driver know where you're headed and he or she will tell you the fare. Fares to the north range from EC$1.50 to EC$2.50 and must be paid in local currency. The buses do not have set times that they make stops in certain locations, but they do continue to run in a loop until 10:00 p.m., and sometimes later on weekends, though buses rarely run on Sundays.
Buses are recognizable thanks to the green license plate with the letter "M" at the beginning of the tag and the yellow sticker on the front of the bus that tells which route it travels on.
|Route||Beginning||Stops Along the Route||End|
|Route 1-A||Castries Bus Stops||Choc Roundabout, Rodney Bay Bus Stop, Choc Bridge Bus Stop, Beausejor Stadium Bus Stop, Gros Islet Bus Stop||Cas en Bas Bus Stop|
|Route 1-B||Castries Bus Stops||Choc Roundabout, Babonneau South Bus Stop, Fond Assau Bus Stop, Babonneau North Bus Stop, Plateau Bus Stop, Garrand Bus Stop||Marquis Bus Stop|
|Route 2-B||Castries Bus Stops||Grand Ravine Bus Stop, Derniere Riviere Bus Stop, Richfond Bus Stop, La Point Bus Stop, La Ressource Bus Stop, Bexon Bus Stop||Dennery Bus Stop|
|Route 2-H||Castries Bus Stops||Grand Ravine Bus Stop, Derniere Riviere Bus Stop, Richfond Bus Stop, La Point Bus Stop, Dennery Bus Stop, La Ressource Bus Stop, Airport Bus Stop, Desruisseaux Junction Bus Stop, Micoud Bus Stop, Patience Bus Stop, Mon Repos Bus Stop, Praslin Bus Stop, Bexon Bus Stop||Vieux Fort Bus Stop|
|Route 3-F||Castries Bus Stops||Belvedere Bus Stop, Canaries Bus Stop, Anse la Verdure Bus Stop, Anse la Raye Bus Stop, Roseau Bus Stop, Good Lands Bus Stop||Soufriere Bus Stop|
Although it can be tough to put your trust in the bus if you need to be somewhere at a specific time, for all of your other transportation needs around the island and within Castries, this is a great option to consider.
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