Getting Around

Basic Information

  • Driving is done on the left side of the road and the wearing of seat belts for driver and front seat passengers is required by law.
  • Speed limits:
    • Trinidad 50kph (30mph) in built up areas, otherwise 80kph (50mph);
    • Tobago 50kph (30mph)
  • Drivers’ Permits (License): Visitors can drive for up to 90 days on a valid international license.

Five ways of getting around Trinidad and Tobago

  • Private Taxis – available at airports and most hotels as well as can be phoned in.
  • Public Taxis and Maxi Taxis – Taxis work specific routes and bare the license that begins with “H”. Maxi Taxis are mini buses that can hold up to 12-25 persons operate along routes as well but can be found at hubs in central locations along the island (Port of Spain, San Fernando, Chaguanas, Couva, Curepe, Arima). These maxis are colour coded based on the route they take:
    • Black: San Fernando – Princes Town connecting to Mayaro
    • Blue: Tobago
    • Brown: San Fernando-La Romaine-Siparia-Port of Spain
    • Green: Port of Spain-Curepe-Chaguanas-San Fernando
    • Red: Port of Spain – Arima, connecting to Blanchisseuse and to Matelot via Sangre Grande
    • Yellow: Port of Spain-Diego Martin-Petit Valley-Chaguaramas
  • Buses – buses operate from Port of Spain (hub- City Gate) to most areas and from hubs in Chaguanas, San Fernando (King’s Wharf) and Scarborough (Sangster’s Hill). Schedules and fare information are available at the Public Transport Service Corporation. Tickets must be purchased from the hub before boarding.
  • Rentals – Information can be found in the Yellow Pages and online for these
  • Tour operators – Information can be found in the Yellow Pages and online for these.

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