The Segmental Info System
If you are feeling adventurous and looking for a cost-efficient way to travel around Antigua, the bus system might be the ideal means of transportation. Most buses are privately owned mini-vans with their routes posted in the front windows.
For just $1(USD) per ride, the bus is an extremely affordable transportation option. Buses generally operate on a set schedule, which you can obtain from your hotel. But when the buses depart is usually left up to the driver's discretion. Also, be prepared for a bumpy ride, because although Antigua's main roads are paved, they are filled with potholes. So while the bus service on Antigua has improved over the years, and while riding the bus will save you money, it may cost you a little extra time than some of the island's other transportation methods.
You can see most of the island by bus, but no buses run to the airport or to the northern tourist area. Buses are scheduled to run between St. John's and the villages from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The buses depart from two different stations in St. John's: one on Market Street, near the Central Market; and one at the East Bus Station on Independence Avenue next to the Botanical Gardens, which will take you around the northern and eastern part of the island.
There are marked bus stops along the roadsides of Antigua, and you can recognize the buses, which are usually 15-seater mini-vans, by their colorful exterior paint.
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