How to get there in Trinidad

Practical information for your trip to Trinidad

Traveling to Trinidad can be done by air or by sea. Trinidad has an international airport close to the capital Port of Spain that receives flights to Trinidad from the US, Canada and the UK, as well as from several Caribbean and South American countries. There is a cruise ship harbor near Port of Spain, as well as a non-frequent passenger ferry connection to Trinidad from Venezuela. Since Trinidad is safe from hurricanes, it is a popular destination to visit by private yachts. There are many daily flights available between Tobago and Trinidad, as well as daily ferries between the two islands.

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Moving around in Trinidad

Public transport on Trinidad is operated by buses that regularly link the major settlements on Trinidad. The main transport routes on Trinidad are situated in the densely populated area between Port of Spain in the west and Arima in the east. Outside this area, the buses are less frequent. Bus tickets need to be purchased before entering the bus. Taxis can be found everywhere. Many of them are so-called route taxis that operate in fixed routes and that you share with other passengers. These can be recognized from the letter ‘H’ in the register plate. Minibuses called maxi taxis that can also be found in all major routes. Car rental on Trinidad is widely available, and many taxis and minivans can also be hired for touring.