Local buses are well used mini-vans. Only 1 dollar per person each time you get on. They go just about anywhere. Just wait at the blue bus-stop sign. Of course there is no schedule! :-) Just hop on and hop off. The bonus is the stories from the drivers and other passengers. BTW , They stop everyday at 6PM. After that it is taxi or foot travel.
Get yourself a map -try one of the fancy air-conditioned buses. The drivers are very friendly and you can hold a converstaion with him for the entire trip. Surprisingly regardless of the length of the trip -expect to pay just $1.00US.
Use the Jitney buses whilst you are there, they run from early in the morning to about 7pm. Each trip costs$1.
From Sandyport to Nassau town by taxi cost around $27 so this was a very cheap form of travel.
You can see the whole island by Jitney bus but you have to change a few times.
We had a car but met tons of people who got around just fine on the local buses - they al have great names like Zelda's People mover or Al' fast Bus Service. They all cost the same and have set routes that can get you anywhere you want to go. They can get really busy and most if not all have no A/C
once on the island the best and least expensive way to travel is to take their public mini van ( buses ) at one dollar per person . this bus will get you all around the island .
also nkow that in the Bahamas driving is on the left side of the road .
Now don't forget - Bahamians drive on the left side of the road! For those of you (like me) that are afraid to try this out (for fear of killing yourself and others), there are public minivans which provide transportation all throughout Nassau and the resort areas. These are very convenient, inexpensive, and much safer than taking your life in your hands by attempting to drive on the other side of the road. Of course, this is unless you're British, then it should be NO PROBLEM, MON!
i think the bus fare was a dollar. stopped right near the hotel and took us to downtown Nassau. we didn't go to Paradise Island