Once you are on Grand Bahama Island, you do not need to worry about island transportation. Freeport and Grand Bahama Island offer a variety of ways to travel from venue to venue.
Getting Around Freeport Bahamas
Freeport is home to the Grand Bahama International Airport, so getting to your island paradise vacation is a breeze and relatively inexpensive. Flights run daily from the North American mainland continent.
Freeport offers bus transportation, which is a great way to travel around the city during the day. The buses, called jitneys, are private minibuses, but they have pre-established routes that they travel every day. Routes are maintained from the downtown area of Freeport to Port Lucaya every day, as well as from downtown to the outlying areas of the east and west sides.
For night-time travel, taxis keep people in the city moving. A cab ride in Freeport is quick and cheap. The rates, which have been pre-determined by the government, are based on distance.
If you would rather be your own driver, rental establishments offer cars, motorcycles, and motor scooters. Driving around Freeport and Grand Bahama Island is safe and easy. Drivers on Grand Bahama Island are friendly and cautious, and the main roads are kept in good condition. Having your own means of transportation is a perfect way of exploring the island or hunting out a special secluded spot on the island to enjoy the beach or watch the sun set at your own leisure. You may rent a car with your home license for up to three months. If you plan to stay longer, it is recommended that you obtain an international driver's license. Don't forget - you'll be driving on the left-hand side of the road.
Some of the island's resorts offer bicycles for rent. Lucaya even has a designated bicycle path along Midshipman Road. Remember, like motor vehicles, bicyclists ride along the left side of the road.
Ferries can transport you along the island's waterways. A free government-owned ferry offers daily transportation between McLean's Town and Sweetings Cay. A for-profit ferry service travels daily between Grand Bahama Island, McLean's Town, the Abacos, and Crown Haven.