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etting around on the bus is an easy way to save money while on holiday. Public transport is only $1.00 (usD) and it is a convenient way of traveling to the beach, the mall, other places of interest or simply for sightseeing. Barbados has two major types of public transportation available.

Government Owned

Privately Owned There are two types of privately owned buses or vans.

Blue buses with yellow stripes hese buses run mostly according to the days schedule found here www.transportboard.com. This schedule is largely reliable and this bus provides a comfortable and relaxing ride, they only stop at marked bus stops and will require exact change. $1.00 us. Notably the bus may be crowded depending on the time of day and the route. Several routes are long and perfect for daily sightseeing, however specially organized Scenic Bus Tours take place every Sunday for your convenience. Buses depart from Bridgetown, Oistins in the south, or Speightstown in the north. For more information about routes and schedules, contact the Barbados Transport Board at 246 436-6820 or the Tourist Board at 246 4272623.

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yellow and blue striped buses: These pass frequently, arrive at their destinations quickly and may be quite crowded depending on the time of day. These buses are predominantly seen on mid length routes, 30 - 45 minutes from beginning to end.

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White and burgundy striped buses also known as zR Vans: These minivans also pass frequently, they are very popular with the locals Leg room can be limited at times and buses are conductor (or the driver) typically collects the fare and some drivers may at times drive quite briskly. These buses are predominantly seen on short length routes, 10 – 40 minutes from beginning to end. Additionally they can pass quite frequently, some every 10 - 15 minutes. This bus ride can be interesting and fun and can make an excellent conversation piece for later, so feel free to try it out. All in all, buses are a valuable resource for getting around Barbados, they run from as early as 6:00am, to as late as midnight.

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