Getting Around Antigua
The best way to get around Antigua is by car or taxi. Having a car can save you money, especially on longer visits, but the island can be difficult to navigate due to bumpy dirt roads and hilly areas that flood easily. A handful of rental agencies have locations in the arrival hall of Antigua's V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU), located on the northern part of the island just outside of the town of Osbourn. Travel to neighboring islands by air on LIAT charter planes or by sea aboard a cruise or a ferry.
|Taxi||This is one of the best ways to explore the island, since the drivers are happy to double as tour guides (with the hope of a slightly larger tip). Although, this arrangement can be convenient, it can also be expensive. Get a price quote before committing to one driver.|
|Bus||Although there are bus services on the island, they are largely unreliable. Buses often turn out to be 15-passenger mini-vans with colorful paint jobs, and the bumpy roads make for a rough ride.|
|Car||Rental cars are another popular mode of transportation, but you'll have to get an Antiguan driver's license. They can be issued by most car rental agencies and require a valid driver's license from home, as well as an additional $20 USD fee. Don't forget that Antiguans drive on the left.|
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