Transport in Trinidad and Tobago
There are various reliable modes of transport in Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Airlines run flights between Piarco (Port of Spain) and Crown Point (Tobago). It is advisable to book well in advance around festival times, as flights tend to be heavily booked during these periods. A convenient mode of travel between the two islands is the ferry. For those not taking a car across, the service takes around two and a half hours, but with a car, the journey can take up to six hours. The locations of the crossings are at Port of Spain in Trinidad and at Scarborough in Tobago. For updated times of travel it is advisable to contact the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad has an established road network between the major towns, though traffic around Port of Spain can be heavy during peak times. Tobago’s road infrastructure is improving, and transport via car is possible to most parts of the island. There is no rail service on the islands, only a bus service, though most visitors choose taxis, car hire or bike hire as their preferred means of transport. The use of shared taxis is common.