Getting around the islands

Once you arrive in Kiribati, you will need to find a way of getting yourself around. Here are the options:
Bus services in Kiribati
Buses:
There are no taxis in Kiribati - but in Tarawa and Kiritimati (Christmas Island) there are small fleets of privately owned buses, for which it is rare to wait more than 3 minutes for. Just flag one down anywhere! In Tarawa the bus fares are between $0.70 and $2.00; and in Kiritimati between $0.80 and $5.00. The bus can be stopped anywhere by saying "Taiaoka I-kai” meaning “stop here, please".
Car rental:
On South Tarawa cars can be rented from the following companys.  It is also possible arranging rental vehicles through accommodation operators on South Tarawa.  Mary's Motel also offers its guests their own rental cars prior on arrangement.
  • Tarawa Motors (Toyota Rent a Car):  in Tarawa cars can be rented from Tarawa Motors (Toyota), located in Antenon, Teaoraereke. (Ph): (+686) 21090, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or check their website: http://www.tarawamotors.ki/
Bus/Van Hire:
On Tarawa, buses are also available for private hire:
Lagoon Motors
Location: Antebuka, Banraeaba
Office (P): (+686) 22324 / 21083
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Utirerei bus services
Location: Ambo
Office (Ph): (+686) 22530
Nei Manu bus services
Location: Nawerewere
Office (Ph): (+686) 28266

Transportation on Outer Gilbert Islands:
On the outer Gilbert islands there are no bus services - however it is possible to hire bicycles, motorbikes or small trucks for any transport requirements you have.

Hire & Rental Vehicles on Kiritimati Christmas Island:
Hire and rental of vehicles on Kiritimati Island is possible through arranging with tour and accommodation operators directly.  Our office branch on Kiritimati Island can also assist on arranging rental cars for you.  You can also contact the following inbound tour operator to assist you:


  • Tobaraoi Travel - Office located in the village of London (Ronton) on Kiritimati Island. Tel + 686 81 567, Fax   + 686 81 888, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Website: www.tobaraoi.com
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