CUR TravelGuide 02.04.20 - Flipbook - Page 17
For a real local experience, there are public buses, which the islanders
call ‘konvoi’’. Most visitors do not utilize them, but it can make for
a fun outing and it’s a great way to mingle with the locals. Major
bus stations are located on the Waaigat in Punda and alongside the
viaduct in Otrobanda. Most buses run hourly, though the service to
Westpunt is every two hours. Reduced Sunday schedules apply. You
pay your ticket cash to the bus driver.
Smaller mini-buses are handy and can be spotted by the word ‘BUS’
on the number plate. They run all over the island with fares ranging
from $0.50-2.00, depending on your destination. Mini-buses have
no fixed schedule.
Official taxis can be spotted by a sign on the roof and the letters ‘TX’
on the license plate. Licensed taxi drivers wear an ID badge and have
a sticker inside the car with information about the driver. Posted rates
are valid between 6 am and 11 pm for a maximum of four passengers.
A 25% surcharge applies after 11 pm. If the journey isn’t metered,
be sure to agree on a price beforehand. Taxi stands can be found on
the airport, near many hotels and at the Brionplein in front of the
Pontoon Bridge at Otrobanda.
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