Taxis on Saba

Taxis provide travelers transportation from the harbor and airport

Photo credit: © T Ellerbe
 

The small rocky island of Saba has an area of only 5-square miles. Within this tiny area are just 10 miles of paved roads for island drivers. With no public transportation available, many visitors choose to use taxis in order to get around.

Taxi Companies

Like many other Caribbean islands, Saba's taxi service is made up of various drivers in private cars. However, unlike other islands, there is no central dispatch or taxi association on Saba. This means keeping track of taxis can be difficult. Instead of giving you a list of individuals, we recommend that you as your hotel for the current taxi options once you get on the island.

Many residents and travelers on Saba walk or hitchhike to various destinations on the island. Inclines are steep, however, and many travelers may prefer not to walk despite the relatively short distances. Hitchhikers can usually find rides to the major spots on Saba, though this is not a method that is recommended. Buses do not run on the island, and there are no international rental car agencies. Several local rental firms hire cars to travelers, but the island is so small that a rental car may not be necessary. Many travelers may also choose to avoid driving on Saba because of the steep and curving roads that can be hazardous for both residents and travelers.

Rates, Fares, and Fees

These issues make taxi service a popular means of transportation for foreign visitors. Taxis meet planes arriving at Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport and ferries arriving in Fort Bay Harbor. Taxi drivers usually drive vans, and rates will apply for up to four people, after which there is an additional charge. Taxi drivers can also give tours of the island. Fares should be fixed; agree on a price with your driver prior to departing.

Taxi Fares on Saba
RouteFare
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport to Windwardside $12.50(USD)
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport to The Bottom $20(USD)
Windwardside to The Bottom $10(USD)
Fort Bay Harbor to Windwardside $15(USD)
Fort Bay Harbor to The Bottom $7.50(USD)

Rental cars on Saba generally cost around $45(USD) to $50(USD) a day, making taxis much more cost efficient for travelers who will not be going back and forth between locations several times a day. Many travelers may also prefer to leave driving on Saba up to those who have experience. Tips for taxi drivers should be about 10 to 15 percent.

Saba is a small island, and you are likely to want to see all that it has to offer during your time there. Travelers can easily take a taxi to any of the major locations on the island.

 

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