St. John’s beauty is in the island; in its beaches, forests and historical ruins, and they are best explored by motored transportation. There are many trails within the National Park, therefore hiking during the day is a good option for getting around the park. Roads are narrow and without sidewalks in most cases so walking on roads should be done with great caution. St. John is hitch-hiking friendly.
Car Rental Agencies
Renting a car will allow you the freedom to see the island, beach hop, visit different restaurants and thoroughly enjoy your time on St. John. Most rental agencies are located in Cruz Bay and there are several to choose from.
Taxis & Rates
Taxi Service is abundant on St. John. Popular spots like the ferry dock in Cruz Bay, Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay always have taxis waiting to assist you. Taxis can be called to pick you up at other destinations. Taxis charge per person and per destination, there are no metered taxis.
Taxis & Taxi Rates
Scooters, Motorcycles, Bicycles
There are a few shops that rent scooters in Cruz Bay. Motorcycle rentals are not available. Bicycles are available for sport to ride on trails and are not used for transportation due to the steep, narrow nature of roads on St. John.
The public bus system is called VItran. Buses run along Centerline Road. Currently, August 2018, the bus schedule is from Cruz Bay 6am, 8am, 3:25pm and 5:25pm. From Coral Bay at 7am, 9am, 4:10pm and 6:10pm. The fare is $1 a person. Senior Citizens receive a discounted fare of $.55. The public bus is not super reliable, if you are on a tight or limited time schedule it is not a good idea to depend on the bus. For more information on VItran public buses call them at (340) 626-4010.