Regularly scheduled bus services on Trinidad make getting around the islands an easy and affordable way to see as much as you want. Bus routes have many destinations to the majority of the island's cities. Bus stops are usually easy to find, and this method of public transportation is a common way for locals and vacationers to navigate the island.
There are several bus choices available in Port of Spain, the capital city of Trinidad. The minibuses travel from the capital to many of the island's larger towns, and the main departure site is City Gate terminal located on South Quay, where travelers can pick up services to and from .
Travelers can find out more information about the buses' running schedules on the west side of the bus platform, where there is an information booth, which is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and until 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Usually this information booth is closed Sundays. Bus passengers can expect to pay about TT$2 to TT$10, depending on the length and destination of the trip.
On Trinidad, buses can be identified by several colors that indicate different destinations. Buses with yellow bands travel around Port of Spain; red-banded buses make stops around eastern Trinidad. Buses with green bands are headed to the southern parts of the island; minibuses featuring black bands are headed for Princes Sound, and buses with brown bands operate between San Fernando and the southwest areas of the island.
Riding the bus on Trinidad is an affordable and reliable way to see the islands and meet locals, while leaving the driving to someone else.
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