If you're staying in Jolly Harbour you have several great transportation options available to you. One of them is the possibility of taking the bus. This service may be a bit different than you would normally experience from a bus in your home town, but with a little guidance you can make it work for you.
The main difference in the bus system here is that it is privately owned. The buses are actually minivans and minibuses that travel on set routes to specific areas of the island include Jolly Harbour, English Harbour, Falmouth Harbour, and St. Johns. There are also some very specific places that the buses do not touch, including the airport, Dickenson Bay, and the rest of the north coast.
Buses are in operation Monday through Saturday from 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and with very, very limited services on Sundays. The bus schedule is not set in stone, so don't expect to wait at a bus stop and have the bus you want arrive on time. Instead, you'd be better off just flagging a bus down when you see it on the street.
|Route||Beginning||Stops Along the Route||End|
|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|
It may be different than what you are used to back home, but this type of bus service is not uncommon in the Caribbean, and if you want to use this mode of transportation during your visit to Jolly Harbour it won't take you too long to get into the swing of things.
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