CUR TravelGuide 02.04.20 - Flipbook - Page 19
For a real local experience, there are public buses, which the islanders
call “konvoi’’. Even though most visitors may not utilize them, they
can make for a fun outing and offer a great way to mingle with locals.
Major bus stations are located on the Waaigat in Punda and alongside
the viaduct in Otrobanda (both in Willemstad). Most buses run hourly,
whereas the service to Westpunt is every two hours. Reduced Sunday
schedules apply. You pay your ticket in cash to the bus driver.
Smaller mini-buses are handy and can be spotted by the word “BUS”
on the license plate. They run all over the island with fares ranging
from $0.50-2.00, depending on your destination. Please note that
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,
make sure to agree on a price with the driver beforehand. Taxi stands
can be found at the airport, near many hotels, and at the Brionplein
in front of the Pontoon Bridge in Otrobanda in Willemstad. Or,
download the 24-7 Taxi Curaçao app to order your taxi anywhere and
anytime on the island with a fixed price.
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