Taxi prices in Antigua

Tip: Taxis Vs Renting a Car in Antigua – Renting a car wins !

One of the main drawbacks of an Antigua vacation is the cost of Taxis. Gasoline isn’t particularly expensive in Antigua.
Renting a car for a week doing a lot of driving expect to pay about $100 ECD (approx $37USD) in fuel. So you can see from the board here at the Halcyon Cove shows the high prices of Taxis but renting a car there are big savings to be made. Going to the 1st Choice supermarket just up the road is $20 USD as an example.

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The sad thing is that what happens is the following:

  1. Tourists stay in resort more, depriving Antiguan’s of their ability to make from tourism.
  2. Taxi drivers work less and possibly earn the same (I’m guessing the government win more though)
  3. The tourist sees less of Antigua and enjoys the holiday differently – they might as well be in a Cuban or Dominican Republic resort at half the cost.

Our recommendation is to take a rental car from a reliable company, see here and book yours now.

Taking the bus in Antigua

Local Antiguan minivans cost a fraction of the price and can be hailed from the side of the main roads, expect to pay just a few ECD but you will be in hot cramped spaces and have to wait sometimes a good 40 minutes. There are some routes that are better than others the route from Jolly Harbour is good into St Johns as an example.

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