Georgetown Transportation Options

Every type of transport you can imagine is available to you in George Town

Home to the international airport, cruise terminal, sailing port of entry, bus terminal, and the only ferry service on the island, there is no better place to find transportation both to and around Grand Cayman than George Town.

Air Travel

The Owen Roberts International Airport is located right in Georgetown and serves as the major point of entry for the majority of tourists that travel to the Cayman Islands.  Not only are there regular flights from the United States, Canada, and several locations from within the Caribbean, you can also book flights to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman from this airport.  Get the low down on flying in and out of Georgetown . 

Sailing

If you're going to sail to the Cayman Islands, George Town is the best choice because not only is it home to the official port of entry, but there are two marinas in town as well.  Still, this is not one of the busiest sailing destinations due to the perilous coral reef that surrounds the island.  If you do decide to make the trip click here for details. 

Cruises

Nestled along the shore of downtown Georgetown is the Cayman Island's one and only cruise port.  This location is extremely popular among all of the major cruise lines, even though the ships can't actually pull directly in to dock.  Instead, they will anchor off shore and tender passengers in.  From there, cruisers have free reign.  Some will spend their time in the city sightseeing and shopping, others will head to Seven Mile Beach for swimming and snorkeling.  If this sounds ideal, check out cruises with itineraries in the West Caribbean. 

Rental Cars

More so than anywhere else in the Cayman Islands, Georgetown is the easiest place to rent a car.  In addition to the kiosks located in the airport, most major resorts along Seven Mile Beach also offer vehicles for rent to their guests and others in need.  The cost begins at $40(USD) per day for the most standard model, but you'll also have to purchase a local driving permit for $7.50(USD).  The rental agency will handle this for you, or you can get one from the police station.  Road conditions on the island are exemplary compared to the rest of the Caribbean, but be aware that traffic moves on the left side of the road like in the United Kingdom.

Taxis

When it comes to taxis on Grand Cayman, Georgetown is the easiest place to find one.  Between the airport, the cruise port, and the resorts, there is always a cab driving around.  Drivers are friendly, and even willing to take you on tours of the island.  Rates are regulated by the government, but you can expect to spend between $20 and $30(USD) for a ride, plus a tip of 15 to 20 percent.  Contact informormation and typical costs associated with taking a taxi can be found by clicking here.

Buses

The main bus terminal on Grand Cayman is located on Edward Street across from the Public Library right in the center of town, connecting visitors to other parts of the island including Bodden Town, East End, North Side, and West Bay for under $5(USD) a person. If you need a ride and you aren't by the terminal, just start walking down the left side of the road.  Buses drive by at least every 20 minutes and will honk if they see someone on the road.  If you wave back, they will know to pick you up. 

Transportation options throughout Grand Cayman are exceptional, but Georgetown especially shines as the hub of every form of transportation.  Whichever mode of transportation you choose to go with, you'll find them all the be great.

 

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