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Transportation Options: Getting Around Grand Bahama Island

Traveling Around Grand Bahama Island

Transportation Options: Getting Around Grand Bahama IslandThe Grand Bahamas Island is chalked full of wonderful places to visit and explore while on vacation. With an abundance of soft sand beaches, marketplaces to shop, and local eateries to try, there’s never a dull moment for tourists. One of the perks of a smaller Bahamas island means you can visit the entire island, without paying high transportation costs. If you’re looking to explore the best Bahamas attractions, here is a list of transportation options in Grand Bahama to choose from that will suit your needs.

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Local Transportation- Buses

Do you want to get immersed into the local Bohemian lifestyle? A great way to meet locals and see the island from the eyes of residents is to use Bahamas public transportation. This local Freeport transportation operates from 7AM local time until sunset, and requires exact change. The buses fares are determined by the destination below are popular destinations within Freeport and bus fare costs.

  • Freeport/Lucaya area- $1.00 Fare
  • Downtown Freeport to Eastern Grand Bahama- $1.25 to $8.00
  • Downtown Freeport To Western Grand Bahama- $1.25 to $4.00


Taxis are conveniently located in most tourist destinations including resorts and hotels, airports and marketplaces. The taxis on Grand Bahama can be metered, which is a fixed rate by law, or charged a flat fee

Freeport Transportation - Taxi Stand

Taxis Freeport Bahamas: Port Lucaya Marketplace Taxi Stand

per person. Typically passengers with two or more persons, or luggage, are charged surcharges or flat rates per persons. Typical rates within the Freeport/Lucaya area are $11-$24 for two passengers.

Taxis are available by phone, or can be found within the streets or common areas. A helpful piece of advice, make friends with your taxi driver. They want to earn your business while you’re staying on the island. Tourists will often exchange phone numbers with taxi drivers. Give details and times for your planned activities to the driver, and you’ll have a personal taxi to meet you and take you to your destinations during your stay.

Read More: 3 Activities for a Family Vacation to Grand Bahamas Island



On Grand Bahama Island you must be 21 years old with a valid drivers license for all rentals. To find the best rental car Freeport Bahamas has to offer, visit the Grand Bahama International Airport. A word to the wise, vehicles on the island keep to the left side of the road!


Scooters are the perfect way to enjoy a local, serene Bahamas vacation. Sneak off along the coastline to find secret beaches perfect for catching great views at dawn or dusk. Scooter rental depots can be found at Port Lucaya Marketplace at the Tourist Information Center.

You’ll also find bicycle rentals at the Port Lucaya Marketplace in the Tourist Information Center.

Planning Ahead

If you’re looking to book transportation services before getting to the island, contact these trusted transportation vendors:

Best Island Travel and Tours

(242) 373-3991

Elite Travel and Tours

(242) 351-4004

Forbes Charter

(242) 352-9311

Kevin Spinner

Kevin Spinner

Kevin Spinner has been in the travel industry for over 20 years. During his career he's cultivated relationships with cruise lines and hotels to offer travelers great vacation discounts.

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