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Getting Around in Grand Cayman

Your guide to getting around Grand Cayman with transportation options and helpful tips on driving and renting a car.

Navigating the Cayman Islands is a very straight forward thanks to the fact that the Island is small and the main roads are well maintained, although traffic at certain times of the day can be a little frustrating. That being said, there are plenty of options for a relaxed coastal drive from point A to B, a leisurely bike ride exploring the Eastern Districts, or a ferry journey across the North Sound to Kaibo. All in all, there is a lot of choice available to suit any budget. 

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Renting a Car

Lots of agencies are conveniently located next to the airport terminal and there are others dotted around the Island. To rent a car, you need to be at least 21 years old, possess a valid driver's licence, and have a credit card for the deposit. Rental prices depend on the type of car and the season, with peak periods typically costing more. It's advisable to compare prices and book in advance. Click below for more information and also our Island driving guide to get you around safely.

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Public Buses

The public bus system in Cayman offers a cost-effective, though less convenient, alternative to renting a vehicle or using taxis. One-way bus fares begin at $2/2.50, and round-trip fares are $5. For detailed schedules, click on the 'Buses' button or visit the Public Transport Unit website. You can also inquire at the PTU office in George Town by calling (345) 949-5410.

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Taxis are a convenient option for direct transportation with regulated fares. While not metered, you can agree on a fare before starting your journey or use the CI:GO Taxi Fare App for accurate estimates. Taxis can be hailed on the street, and several taxi companies are available. Click the button below for more.

Eco-Friendly Travel Ideas

The Cayman Islands provide a range of convenient and alternative transportation options, some of which are environmentally friendly. Consider the following choices:

  1. Electric Scooters: Enjoy the growing popularity of electric scooters as a fun and efficient means of transportation.
  2. Cycling: Take advantage of dedicated bike lanes in George Town and a network of picturesque cycling trails.
  3. Ferry Service: Experience reliable ferry services connecting Camana Bay to Kaibo and back, as well as the Newlands public dock to Camana Bay and back.
Camana Bay to Kaibo Ferry Service

Cayman Ferries is a non-profit organisation that operates a high-speed catamaran service between Camana Bay and Kaibo Beach on the North Side. The trip takes about 20 minutes and costs CI$25 round trip. There are other routes and you can find more information by visiting their website on

Need a Map?

Take home the best, FREE map for navigating Grand Cayman's roads and top attractions, the GRAND CAYMAN EXPLORER MAP, found at magazine stands, hotels, condos and car rental agencies across the Island, to name but a few. Featuring a comprehensive key system, so you can find everything with ease, you can even pick up your copy from the airport arrivals hall as soon as you land!


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