Transportation in Guyana is extremely well-organized and makes the whole stay in Guyana comfortable and easy. The air, bus, taxis, road and water transport is very competent. Bookings and reservations should be done preferably in advance to avoid the rush at the last minute.
International & Regional Carriers
Guyana’s international airport, named after the late president Cheddie Jagan, is at Timehri,25 miles/40 km south of Georgetown. Flights from Europe are routed through Antigua, Barbados or Trinidad, There are direct flights from Miami, New York, Toronto, Barzil Surimane, French Guiana, Barbados, Trinidad and Curaco. Outward flights should be reconfirmed prior to departure.
BWIA Tel: 592-225-9182/227-1661
Caribbean Star Tel: 592-227-6770
LIAT Tel: 592-227-8281/261-3262
Meta Airlines Tel: 592-225-5315
North American Airlines Tel: 592-227-5805/5838
Suriname Airways Tel: 592-225-4894/3473
Travel Span Tel: 592-227-1701-3/1734-6
Domestic Air Services & Charters
Private charter companies operate flights into the interior from Ogle airport. Minibuses serve the airport from Stabroek Market in Georgetown and surroundings areas.
Internal flights and charters originate from Ogle Municipal Airport (which is much closer to the city) to the many interior landing strips across the country and also to neighboring countries.
Air Services Ltd Tel: 592-222-4357/4368
Roraima Airways Tel: 592- 225-9647/8
Trans Guyana Airways Tel: 592-222-2525
Wings Tel: 592-222-6513/226-9098
Georgetown is well served with taxis, which operate throughout the city and to other urban centers. Taxis are easy to find outside most hotels and throughout Georgetown (e.g Stabroek Market and Avenue of Republic). There are fixed fares for most distances: check in advance. Most trips within Georgetown are G$300/400. Private taxis are easily arranged through your hotel or by calling one of the numerous taxis services.
There are also ultra-cheap minibuses running around town and along the coast, or to Cheddie Jagan International Airport and Linden. Check the fare in advance.
Car rental is an alternative, at US$30-50 per day with security deposit of US$200-250, depending on the type of vehicle. There are good roads from Georgetown to Timehri and Linden, and for 185 miles along the coast from Springlands to Charity.
Ambassador Taxi Service
12 Lamaha Street Q/town
Angel Taxi Service
154 Garnette Street Kitty G/town
Ease Auto Rental & Taxi Service
118 Aubrey Barker St. S/R/Veldt Park
Ezee Auto Rental & Taxi Service
46 Sheriff St. C/ville G/town
First Choice Cabs
23 Norton Street, Wortmanville,G/town
Harbour Lights Taxi Service
Gafoors Huston Complex,Houston
Indian Chief Taxi Service
133 Regent & Cummings Sts Bourda
Tel: 592- 225-2738
62 Sheriff Street, Campbellville, G/town
Lot 8 Vlissengen & D’Andrade Street
Pegasus Taxi Service
Royal Connections Taxi
47 Austin Place & Croal Street Stabroek
74-75 Main Street,G/town
Guyana has over 600 miles navigable river, which provide an important an important means of communication. The Berbice, the Essequibo and the Demerara are crossed by ferries and also by 4 and 6 seater privately run river taxis, which can be chartered. For details on ferry schedule contact the Transport and Harbour Department, Water Street.
These are licensed currency exchange houses. Most cambios are open from 8am to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 8am to noon, sometimes to 2pm. Keep your cambio receipts, you will need to produce them in order to change Guyanese dollars on departure.
There is an exit tax of G$2,500. Plus a security charge of G$1,500 (being a total of G$4,000.) This is paid at the airport at the GRA booth.(The US dollar equivalent for this exit tax may vary with exchange fluctuations.) Please note that this is payable in GY or foreign currency.
Traffic drives on the left. Seat belts are required by law.
A Speedboat is a 12 + passenger open boat where passengers dress in life jackets during a ride to their destination. Travel time to your destination can be cut by as much as 75%. Not recommended for people who avoid roller coaster rides or are affected by sea sick.
Ferry rides are more scenic, make more stops and travel time varies depending on the tide and other factors.Prearrange airport pickups with your family, friends, hotel or car rental company. Avoid randomly choosing transportation services from the airport especially at night. Driving and riding are done in the left lane.
Before you start enjoying the fun of driving in Guyana, you must stop by the Inland Revenue Department License Revenue Division, Smyth & Princes Streets,Georgetown. Phone 223-5501 for a 30 days Permit to drive. Walk with your driver’s license.
It’s an offence to cross the double yellow lines when over-taking another vehicle. Flashing lights on a vehicle ahead of you simply means caution, slow down or stop.For hire automobiles (taxis, mini buses etc.) have license plates that begin with H.
Ask around for the going rate for transportation to your destination before getting into special taxis or mini buses. Guyana awaits you. Seek the advice of a tour operation regarding an exciting itinerary and prepare to savour the journey.
Keep your travel plans including accommodation details private.
Keep a photocopy of all your travel documents in a safe place.
Where possible, use credit cards and travelers cheque instead of cash. If you must use cash, carry only what you will need for the day.
Avoid wearing flashy jewellery or carrying cameras around your neck, since this may draw attention to yourself.
Keep all purses, wallets, and cell phones safely tucked away.
Avoid leaving purses, bags or knapsacks on chairs, under tables, on the backs of chairs or on restroom hooks or in full view at the pool or beach.
Only use ATM’s and public telephones in well-lit and populated areas.
Be discreet at cambios, ATM’s and public telephones.
Should your passport be lost or stolen, report it immediately to the police and to your country’s diplomatic mission.
Cancel lost or stolen credit cards and travelers cheques as soon as possible and report it to the police.
There is safety in numbers. Walk in pairs or groups whenever possible.
Pay attention to your surroundings. Report any suspicious or unusual activities to the police, security or staff personnel.
Carefully obey all local laws and customs.
Avoid over consumption of alcohol since it diminishes your natural awareness and alertness of who and what is around you.
Remain alert, maintain a low profile and trust your instincts.
During your stay, keep in touch with family and friends through international roaming service.
It is illegal to use, sell or have in your possession, drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or any controlled substance.
If you are approached by anyone trying to sell you drugs, firmly say No and leave.
144 Regent Road,Bourda,G/town Tel:592-225-0206/225-0213
Dutch Bottle Café
10 North Rd. Bourda, G/town Tel: 592-231-6561
Idiho Health Bar
Brickdam Tel: 592-225-7400
Demico Quik Serv
Main Street Qik Serv
Main Street Tel: 592-225-4387
Kitty Qik Serv Tel: 592-226-3910
Sheriff St. Qik Serv
Sheriff Street, G/town Tel: 592-223-5234-6
Campsite Qik Serv
Camp Street Tel: 592-227-7070
El Dorado Restaurant
Le Meridien Pegasus G/town Tel: 592-225-2553/6
Francine’s Fish shop
47 Sheriff & Garnett sts,C/ville Tel: 592-227-2753
New Market & Mundy Sts. G/town Tel: 592-227-0079
3 Sandy Babb St., Kitty Tel: 592-226-6614
Barima Ave. & Vlissengen Rd. G/town Tel: 592-226-6888