Getting Around the Virgin Islands

How to Get Around Once You Arrive in USVI

Take a cruise to the US Virgin Islands and you will find plenty of fantastic scenery, shopping, dining, and activities to enjoy. When you arrive in the cruise port, whether it is at St. Thomas, St. Croix, or St. John, the first thing you will need to figure out is how best to get where you are going on land.

Here are some of the best ways to get around the US Virgin Islands so that you can make the most of your time here:

USVI Car Rentals

The best way to get around the US Virgin Islands when you are stopping here on a cruise is in a car, as this will give you the freedom to drive to some of the isolated beaches and beautiful natural areas that are harder to reach on public transit. Car rentals are similar in price to the US, around $80 per day on average. You can find cheaper discount rates if you make reservations in advance.

There are rental car agencies available on every island. You will be able to transport your car between Red Hook, St. Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John on a ferry barge.

Beware—driving in the USVI is not for the faint of heart. The roads are winding and bumpy and there can be a lot of potholes so make sure that you request a car with four wheel drive and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination so you can drive carefully.

USVI Public Transportation Services

Each of the islands offers a public transportation system and although the transport here is not necessarily reliable, it is affordable. On St. John and St. Thomas there are buses that circulate around the islands and connect the main tourist attractions. On the island of St. Croix there are buses that run between Frederiksted and Christiansted every two hours (except on Sundays when there is no service). The bus fares only cost around 75 cents to a dollar depending on the island.

USVI Taxis

There are plenty of taxis on all three of the islands and they are an affordable way to get around. The taxis are not metered, so negotiate your fare before you accept the ride. Taxi fares in USVI are charged per person, one way—so if you are travelling with many people you might find it more economical to rent a car.

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St. John, 00831

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