Puerto Rico Transportation

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  • Transportation
    by cjg1
  • Transportation
    by cjg1

Puerto Rico Transportation

  • By Sea

    San Juan Transportation

    Arriving or departing by cruise ship is common and a very popular way to visitor Puerto Rico. There are many cruise lines that make Puerto Rico a stopping off point, or a starting and ending point. On my two most recent cruises aboard the Celebrity Summit and the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas we started the trip in the Port of San Juan....

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  • Taxis

    San Juan Transportation

    I arrived at night in San Juan Airport andi tried to get a taxi. They have meters but the taxi drivers are hidding them. I took a first taxi and when i asked for the meter : i have been pushed out of the taxi. I took another one : same problem - no meter possible to get a fair price (normal price). I was forced to take it andi Asked an invoice at...

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  • By land

    San Juan Transportation

    Please don't do this....I am hoping that real soon this will be no longer an option of getting around Old San Juan. The horses are treated a bit better than those in other places (New York, Boston), but it's a cruel way of getting around.

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  • Buses

    San Juan Transportation

    When we decided to stay at the Condado Plaza, we were glad to see there was a bus stop just to the right of the main entrance. The concierge informed us that bus B-21 would take us to Old San Juan and that it ran roughly every 20 minutes (75 cents, exact change is needed). Two mornings in a row we sat at the bus stop for about half and hour before...

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  • By Air

    San Juan Transportation

    American Airlines will always be my choice of airline when I travel for pleasure. Flying to San Juan is quite easy from the NYC area with direct flights from JFK and EWR and connecting flights (via Miami) from LaGuardia. Since I visit at least once a year, I try to find the best possible price on a direct flight. It's a quick 3.5-4 hour flight...

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  • Luis Munoz Marin Airport

    San Juan Transportation

    Luis Munoz Marin is an international airport that receives a large amount of traffic, especially connections to many of the other islands and serves as the Caribbean hub for a few airlines. JetBlue is currently the largest carrier to service this airport with flights to/from New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Newark and Ft....

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  • Car Rental

    There isn't much public transportation in Puerto Rico. Therefore, it is important to rent a car. We went through Payless. They were great and we got a beautiful 2012 Toyota! We weren't charged mileage and it was very efficient on gas.***I recommend using the toll pass. It is a sticker that they put on the window that allows to to take the left lane...

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  • The toll fees in Puerto Rico

    There are so many toll booths at the freeway in Puerto Rico. I think we have passed several where our driver paid for toll tax. Make sure that you have cash/coins when you are driving to be prepared for toll tax.

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  • One way roads

    he roads in San Juan especially at the tourist district are all one-way streets. Sometimes the streets are blocked without advance notice.

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  • FREE BUS SERVICE IN S.J. FOR 6 MONTHS..!

    Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila has launched a FREE BUS SERVICE PROGRAM for 6 months to encourage the use of public transportation, save the environment and cut gas consumption. The program will also include the San Juan-Catano Ferry that takes visitors (via another short bus ride) to the Bacardi Plant Tour. The program will start Monday August 11,...

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  • Charlie Car Rentals in San Juan

    You can usually check & compare car rental prices on the internet. Charlie has better prices than the major compnies. If you are good with reading a map & don't have much problem with spanish(as the road signs are in spanish) you can easily drive the perimiter of the island in a day. Towns along the coasts will have cottages for rent and most of...

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  • Local Bus

    The local bus is a cheap way to get around San Juan. Its $0.25 one way ride, you can't get any cheaper then that!!!Buses take you all around the Greater San Juan area. With all the traffic, its just easier and a lot more relaxing to take the bus. It will save you cash and sanity!

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  • Old San Juan Trolly

    Old San Juan has a great trolly service from the main transportation hub through out the old cit area. It is a free hop off hop on deal. At any of the colorful, numbered trolly signs simply wait for the next trolly and hop on, then hop off at any stop, see the sights and wait for the next trolly.

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  • No car seats for Kinder!

    My daughter Nina will probably remember Puerto Rico as being the place where, for the first time, she did not have to ride in a car seat. Puerto Rican law states that children four years and up do not require a car seat, as opposedto six in our home state. I advise parents to use their judgement about renting a car seat (cost was $12/day if we...

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  • Rental Car!

    Seriously, check around on places like hotwire and find a cheap rental car. The públicos are pretty unreliable and will definitely charge tourists more than locals. And they all stop running at night, so if you HAVE to use a público, make sure you get their card and have a phone around to call them later. They'll probably come, but it definitely...

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  • Rent a car and drive around the island

    I always rent a car whenever I travel to Puerto Rico, it gives me the freedom to explore more of the island. There are many car rental companies located throughout the many municipalities of Puerto Rico, but Charlie Car Rental is the company I choose to rent from. They have very competitive rates, are centrally located on Isla Verde (a quick 10...

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  • need a car

    Hello - We were in PR in July. San Juan seems to be where the action is. Idid not get to Isla Verde, we started out staying in Dorado in a nightmare Gables Breeze Townhome at 30 Palmetto Ct. Stay away from Gables Breeze. Aside from that I found traveling around the island to be time consuming and tedious. The traffic is heavy. You do quickly learn...

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  • Rent A Car

    When I vacation - I don't go for the all-inclusive resort thing. I like to hit all the sites and use public transport, if I can. (I'm a big supporter of public transport and ride my bike to work at home.) PR is the complete opposite of a destination like Washington, D.C. where having a rental car can actually impede your travel. In PR you need to...

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  • mini-van

    Travelling around the island buy local mini bus could be quite complicated. the earlier in the morning the better it will be. Try to find out the departure point and wait for a mini van. Then you may bargain the fare price; it could be higher if there is not too many travellers.

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  • Airport/ Cruise

    If your cruise ends at Puerto Rico on a Sunday, I would recommend staying an extra night in Puerto Rico if you can.The airport is a mess and very long lines. Good chance you could miss your flight. If your taveling with children, older adults or someone w/disabilities this could be a nightmare and not a good ending for your trip. This will also...

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  • Car Rentals in San Juan

    If you are travelling beyond Old San Juan, it's best to rent a small compact car in advance. Most major rental agencies are available in Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (San Juan), and are fairly reasonable. The killer is gas. Gas can get pretty pricey, and can be hard to find in some of the smaller towns that are off-the-beaten-path. Plan...

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  • Cape Air

    I flew Cape Air from Mayaguez to San Juan. The planes were clean, the pilot was nice, and the people working at the counter were really nice as well. Plus, since the plane only goes 2,000 feet up, it is very scenic. It was a cheap price and is great since it allows visitors to the island to travel around and still make it back to their flights in...

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  • No inter-island bus system

    Unfortunately one thing Puerto Rico is lacking is an around-the-island bus system. Basically if you want to travel around, you have to take taxis ($$$) or rent a car. Luckily we found a car from L&M for about $55 USD per day. If you plan to stay in Old San Juan you really do not need a car but if you have one, there is fairly cheap parking garages...

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  • Horrible rush hour traffic

    The traffic during rush hours in and out of San Juan can be horrific. In fact, we resorted to helicopter when the police couldn't properly escort through the traffic. It seems locals like to relize the number one notion of the American Dream as soon as they hit licence age: a big raft of a car...

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  • Renting a Car

    Renting a mobile makes the most sense. The public transportation is basically non-existent once outside of San Juan. We rented from Dollar rent-a-car which we frequent. I always pick the economy class and have never batted an eye for doing so. This time I learned what ECONOMY CLASS means. First car was a Neon. Little piece of garbage that wore...

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  • Rent a Car if you are brave enough!

    Now you know driving is bad when someone who comes from the NY/NJ area says it's crazy. Little skinny roads, no turn signals, passing on the shoulder, U-turns done anywhere ya feel like it, anything really goes. Just be super alert, you can do it! Just don't be timid, and try not to hit a dog-they like to sleep in the road.Oh and if there is a...

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  • Driving in Puerto Rico

    We rented a car and drove around the island. Once we drove to our hotel in San Juan in bumper to bumper horrible traffic, we parked the car in the hotel garage and took the bus. Then when we left San Juan we found that some of the roads are good but then as we got more off the beaten track and especially up in the mountains, the roads were narrow...

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  • Car Rental In San Juan

    Getting around the San Juan area by rental car is not difficult.... scary but not hard if you have a map. The drivers here are not at all considerate or patient.. they honk their horn frequently and drive in "non-lanes". I think driving here makes NYC, Boston, or LA look tame. There is a huge volume of traffic as well. The roads are in moderately...

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  • rental cars

    Rental cars are avaliable for a reasonable cost at the main cities, ie 30 - 50 $ a day.The major roadways are in good condition. In the mountains the roads may be very narrow and windy (but fun). The rules and standards are very much like the continental United States, except that some distances are in Kilometers. The highways from San Juan to...

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  • Airplane

    You can fly to many of the cities and towns within Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra, by chartering a small plane or taking one of the regularly scheduled commuter-type flights from the Ribas Dominicci Airport in Isla Grande, San Juan, or other local airports. If you are staying in the west of the island, look into direct flights to and...

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  • rental cars in puerto rico

    Make sure that you read the fine lines when renting a car. We used Thrifty. They wanted a $700 deposit- said it was standard on all carribean islands. Then we had to take their insurance, because we did not have a letter from our insurance company stating that we would be covered by them in Puerto Rico

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  • Cruise Ships

    San Juan is a popular port of call for cruise ships of many lines and nationalities. When I was touring old San Juan, I caught a Carnival Cruise making port.

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  • Rental Cars

    It's not easy to move around Puerto Rico without a car. There is very limited bus service around the island. Having a rental is the most practical way although it is not cheap. One way to help curb the cost of renting a car..If you can avoid renting from the San Juan airport you will save money. This is where you fly into Puerto Rico and also has...

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  • You must go by airplane to San...

    You must go by airplane to San Juan, Puerto Rico and rent a car for getting around.Rent a car without a car it is difficult to get around. There are many carrentals in Puerto Rico.Check the rates they can be different.

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  • Bus

    The Metropolitan Bus Authority (or AMA, its Spanish acronym) operates in the San Juan Metropolitan area. Stops are marked by magenta, orange and white signs which read Parada. Buses run between certain hours, usually until 9:00 p.m. For route, terminals, or schedule information, call (787) 250-6064, or the new Metrobus system (San Juan to Río...

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  • Cars

    There are taxis, car rentals, buses, public transportation and private limousines available throughout the country. Driving is on the right-hand side of the road. All the same rules as any part of the United States, except that the signs are in Spanish, the distance markers in kilometers and the gas sold in liters

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  • Ferry to Culebra or Vieques

    You can take a ferry from Fajardo to either Culebra or Vieques. This is one of the larger ferries, but depending on how many tickets they have sold you may be riding a much smaller ferry. The ferry is a fun way to go, because you get great views of the Puerto Rican coastine and you get to see other uninhabited islands in the archipelago. The ride...

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  • Charlie's Car Rental

    This rental agency had the BEST rates and although their was a considerable line out of the jam packed rental office it was worth the wait, because they are professional, the car was clean and completely fueled, and they offer 24 hour roadside assistance in case anything goes wrong. All the cars they rent out are less than 2 years old, which makes...

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  • Rental tip for Mainland PR

    We rented a car from L&M Car Rental(800-666-0807) for approximately $35/Day. Because L&M has many locations on the PR mainland, we were able to drop off the rental car in Fajardo so we could take the ferry to Culebra and then take a flight back to the San Juan airport. This gave us an extra day on the beaches at Culebra and was a minimal cost....

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  • Flight to/from San Juan

    Rather than taking the ferry and then driving back to San Juan, we decided to take a direct flight from Culebra to San Juan. There are several small airlines that provide this service at a reasonable cost (approx. $60 each way). We chose to travel with Isla Nena and were happy that everything ran as scheduled. We arrived in the San Juan airport in...

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  • 4x4 helpful in Culebra

    If you want to get to the good snorkeling spots and secluded beaches in Culebra, it is best to have a 4x4 vehicle. You can rent one from the local car rental places - there are a few different companies and these typically have newer vehicles...OR you can ask your hotel if they rent vehicles. We stayed at the Tamarindo Estates and they provided us...

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  • Arriving at Culebra on the ferry

    When the ferry gets close to Culebra, it is wise to get closer to the exit. It is a mass hurding of people - and you don't want to get stuck at the back of the crowd. The last people off the ferry are usually the last ones to get transportation to the beaches and the hotels. The first few minibuses and taxis primarily cater to locals who are...

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  • Ferries to Culebra & Vieques

    The ferries to Culebra & Vieques are very crowded, but SUPER cheap! Be sure to get to the ferry terminal early and get in line so you can find a seat on the ferry. The ferry ride to Culebra was very short, but it was very scenic and CHEAP ($3US each way!). It was worth the ride! The ferry schedule is online (see below). We took the ferry from...

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  • Take the Beach route!

    If you in San Juan and are heading to the southeastern part of Puerto Rico (El Yunque, Fajardo, etc.), take the beachside scenic route. 187 is a road that is just north of the SJU airport. It is a beachside road that offers the most beautiful sights! The sand beaches are beautiful, and you can see a lot of wildlife on the landside of the road. This...

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  • Traffic!

    Traffic between the Condado and Old San Juan districts was heavy at night. It was difficult to find a cab driver who wanted to drive from Old San Juan into Condado in the height of the evening (around 12 p.m.) because they say it takes too much time.

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