Getting Around Tobago
Tobago’s small size gives travelers the added advantage of easy access to all of our sites, attractions and amenities.
Whether you intend to lounge the day away at the award-winning Pigeon Point Beach, hike to the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere or cool down at our many stunning waterfalls, our tour guides are ready to show you the way.
If you prefer to move around on your own, you can traverse the island by hired and local route taxis, maxi-taxis (mini-bus), car and bike rentals.
Taxis are plentiful and many hotels provide transfers from the airport.
Taxis have license plates starting with the letter H (for hire) and will stop anywhere they are flagged down. Taxis take as many riders as legally require for the size of the vehicle; unless clients arrange for a point-to-point trip.
Rental cars are also readily available and international licenses are valid for up to 3 months to drive in Tobago.
Driving is British-style, on the left, and requires being alert to taxis that may stop without warning, and people, chickens, dogs, cows and goats meandering across the road. Many scenic routes have hairpin turns and potholes.
There is one 24hr Gas Station on the island in close proximity to the airport and a total of seven (7) on the island.
Bike Rental Companies
- Be aware of the difference in driving conditions when using our roads.
- Please wear seatbelts – it’s the law and it saves lives.
- Cellphone usage while driving is against the law.
- Many of our drivers still use hand signals to communicate when turning or stopping – be alert!
- Be especially mindful of taxi drivers – since there are no designated pick-up or drop-off points, they usually pull aside anywhere for passengers – drive a safe distance behind them.
- Local drivers are generally courteous, but be attentive and drive defensively.
Tobago has a public transportation bus service which spans the island. Fares range from TT$3- TT$8.