It’s possible to get to virtually any place on the island by bus. There are two kinds of large buses: government-operated public buses, which are blue with a yellow stripe; privately operated minibuses, which are intermediate-size buses painted yellow with a blue stripe. Both types of bus charge the same fare: BDS$3.50 to any place on the island. You should have exact change when you board the government bus, but private yellow buses will give change.
Most buses transit through Bridgetown, although a few north–south buses bypass the city. Buses to the southeast part of the island generally transit through Oistins.
Bus stops around the island are marked with red-and-white signs printed with the direction in which the bus is heading (‘To City’ or ‘Out of City’). Buses usually have their destinations posted on or above the front windshield.
Buses along the main routes, such as Bridgetown to Oistins or Speightstown, are frequent, running from dawn to around midnight. You can get complete schedule information on any route from the Transport Board (436-6820; www.transportboard.com).