Let Her Inspire You
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Saint Lucia is home to approximately 165,000 people, and the island offers many different forms of transportation. Visitors from all over the world come to climb the steep Piton Mountains, zipline through the lush tropical forests and revel in the various festivals held on the Eastern Caribbean Island, including the Food and Rum Festival. Experience all that the island has to offer, and follow these tips for getting around Saint Lucia:
Minibuses serve as the main means of Saint Lucia transportation for local residents. These buses run at various times depending on the route. Fares range from EC$2.50 to EC$8.00. All minibuses have a green number plate with an M prefix. Traveling by bus is a good option for visitors who wish to experience the island’s culture up close.
When you arrive at the beautiful island of Saint Lucia, you’re going to need a reliable taxi company to get you from the airport to your destination. Taxis are easily available at taxi stands or by telephone. All authorized taxis have a light blue number plate with a TX prefix.
Fares vary by destination, the number of people, amount of luggage and the company. Before you hire a taxi, confirm the fare. Some of the major taxi services on the island include Saint Lucia Taxi Service, Saint Lucia Airport Transfers, Saint Lucia Executive, Saint Lucia Airport Shuttle, Real Saint Lucia Tours, and many more.
Cars, four-wheel drive vehicles and scooters can be booked in advance through your travel agent or at the airports, hotels or car rental offices. A temporary driving license is required for visitors and may be obtained with a valid driving license upon arrival at the airport, at the police station in Castries or at the car rental offices. Remember to drive on the left side of the road!
Those who prefer to do much of their traveling on the water will find that Saint Lucia is well-serviced by ferries, making it easy to include Saint Lucia in any island-hopping tour. Several ferry lines connect Saint Lucia with Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. Visit www.express-des-iles.com, which operates a ferry service between Saint Lucia and Martinique. Other ferry services and ferry schedules are available on the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority website.
Spectacular aerial tours of Saint Lucia are possible, and helicopter transfers between Hewanorra and George FL Charles airports reduce the travel time between the south and north of the island. For more information, visit www.stluciahelicopters.com.