Puerto Rico: Transportation tips

Transportation guide to Puerto Rico

To enjoy the beauty of Puerto Rico and get just where you want, you need to know some information about the Island’s transportation, this guarantee that you’ll take full advantage of every minute you stay in the “Isla del Encanto”. One of the main advantages of the island is that everything is very close since Puerto Rico is only 100 miles long and 35 miles wide you can travel by car from west to east in 3 hours or less depending on the traffic and the hour of the day. In a small plane or helicopter just takes minutes to get to your destination. The transportation service of Puerto Rico offers public transportation, taxis, rental, private, and air transportation.

The local public transportation is a very budget friendly option that is composed by bus, urban train, trolleys, and ferries. If your travel destination is San Juan this is the best option. When you arrive to the airport you are just minutes from the very popular destinations like the Old San Juan, Isla Verde, and the Condado. You can easily get to your hotel or resort by taxi, but this will cost you from 7 to 19 dollars, or set up a shuttle service that are offered by some resorts and save some money. The public transportation is great to get you to the Old San Juan and back to your hotel in the Condado or Isla Verde areas. You can use the trolleys if you don’t want to walk too much in the Old San Juan or just to get a different view of the history filled old city. The (AMA) Metropolitan Authority of Autobuses stations are accessible and well located and identified as “Parada” or “Paradas de Guaguas”. Both services the trolleys are available from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, the bus starts early in the morning from 4.30 am.

Is very easy to move around San Juan and have a great time with all the attractions that it has to offer. If you want to move outside San Juan the urban train is a good option that offers 16 stations across the municipalities of San Juan, Bayamon and Guaynabo. If you want to go farther from the metropolitan area of San Juan the transportation is not the same. The public transportation in most of the Island outside the metropolitan area is not available after 4:00 pm. Most municipalities in Puerto Rico offers trolley services to get a great tour of the city areas. The usual options to travel from the metro area to the south, west and north, are taxis, or car rentals. But if you make plans and set up a tour you can save a lot of money in taxi