Thomas travelers may choose from a variety of transportation
options, from buses to car rentals to limos. A full-service bus
line operates throughout St. Thomas Taxi and Jeep services are
readily available. Most taxi drivers are able to provide their
passengers with comprehensive tours of their island. Taxi rates
are based on destination rather than mileage and regulated by
the US Virgin Islands Taxi Commission.
Driving on the left side of the road is only one of the
differences you will experience while touring the island of St.
Thomas. The island is thirteen miles in length and three miles
at the widest point. St. Thomas is so compact its only town,
Charlotte Amalie, is only a half hour's drive from its furthest
point. St. Thomas has many winding roads. However, route signs
allow for easy identification and give the direction in which
you are traveling.
in St. Thomas: Whether renting a vehicle or simply
crossing a street, it is vital to remember that traffic in the
USVI always flows from the lefthand side of the road. Speed
limits are 35 MPH in the country and 20 MPH in town, unless
For visitors who wish to take in the
sights, a variety of options exist. You can enjoy an island tour
via safari bus or taxi, rent a car or motor bike, or travel on
the Vitran public bus system.
But this is a small island with limited
pull-off points and taxis often pick up passengers while en
route so sudden stops are commonplace. In addition, local
drivers tend to slow up, in order to accommodate those making
Taxi Service: Many taxis
carry 8 to 12 passengers in vans and only these
multi-destination vans service the Airport. The charge
for a taxi exclusively for yourself for a trip from the Airport
to Red Hook is $90 for up to 4 passengers total, each additional
passenger over 4 is $15. each.
For exclusive transport within the Town
limits it is $55 for up to 4 passengers, and $7.00 for each