Transport in Guyana

Guyana can be reached via air, sea and land. Flights to and from Guyana run from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, located 41km outside of Georgetown in the town of Timehri. The airport is served by a range if domestic, regional and international flights. Several cruise ships call in at the Port of Georgetown and numerous schooners run between Guyana and several Caribbean island countries. A ferry service across the Courantyne river links the country with Suriname. Car hire is available from both local and international firms in Georgetown. Local driving licences can be obtained from the Licence and Revenue Office in Georgetown, on the presentation of a valid foreign licence. International driving permits are recommended. Taxis are an efficient way of travelling around the country’s cities and towns. Visitors are advised to only use taxis run by reputable firms. There are no passenger rail services in Guyana. The most reliable method of travelling to the country’s interior is by air. Several local airlines and charter companies offer flights to many of the country’s small inland airstrips. Government river steamers and coast-hopping ferries are another useful way of travelling within Guyana.

Transport organisations in Guyana
North American Airlines
Trans Guyana Airways Ltd
Universal Airlines