Getting around the islands
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 22:17
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".
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.
On Tarawa, buses are also available for private hire:
Location: Antebuka, Banraeaba
Office (P): (+686) 22324 / 21083
|Utirerei bus services
Office (Ph): (+686) 22530
|Nei Manu bus services
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: