How To Take The Public Transportation in Barbados As Told By A Local
Barbados is one of the smaller Caribbean islands. I lived in Barbados for 4 years back in the 1980s and never knew the story behind the Bus Stops until my visit in October of 2019 as a guest of the Barbados Tourism Board and JetBlue Airways.
The video below which explains the history of the buses in Barbados, was filmed in the St. James Parish Church, the oldest church in Barbados. The story came up during the tour.
There are two types of buses in Barbados, the mostly blue with yellow stripe buses (government run) and the mostly yellow with yellow stripe buses.
They will stop at the bus stops as well as in between the bus stops. At the time of this writing, the cost of the buses is $3.50 for each journey. You must have local currency, Barbados dollars.
You can find out more information about the buses in Barbados at https://barbados.org/tours/barbados-public-transport.htm. The Web site for the blue and yellow stripe bus is at https://www.transportboard.com/. They typically run the same route as the privately held yellow and blue striped buses.
Have you taken the bus in Barbados? Please share your story.