When planning a trip to St Helena, one of the first questions you will ask yourself how I would get around on St Helena as there is so much to see and do. Getting around on St Helena is fairly simple and easy. One has a choice of local car hire/rent a car or local taxi hire or you could jump on board the local public bus service.
The service is a popular way to get around and this a local bus service that runs on a schedule from Jamestown to the outer or country districts on the Island or vice a versa. The bus service is an affordable and a fairly cheap option which normally cost around two pounds for a single trip from Jamestown to Long wood.
On St Helena there are no rent a car franchises companies eg Avis, Alamo, or Enterprise rent a car, but local rental car companies do rent cars which is very affordable. Driving on Island is not much different than driving on a country lane in Europe. On St Helena we drive on the left-hand side of the road where possible. Although some roads are narrow and the bendy turnings can prove to be a challenge for some drivers, but you will find that local residence always have great road courtesy and you will soon be recognised as non-seasonal driver. Car hire rates starts from about fifteen to twenty pounds per day but you can also attract better rates for a longer rental period. Car hire or rental cars can be booked directly with the car hire companies here on the St Helena Directory prior to arrival on St Helena, It is also recommended that you secure your car hire prior to arriving on St Helena as there is always a great demand.
Local taxis are fairly easily to find on St Helena you can book a taxi from the taxi rank in Jamestown or the receptionist at the St Helena Tourism office who is always keen to assist with booking and recommending taxi firms. You can also book taxi tours with most taxi drivers, there are no metered taxis on St Helena, so it is recommended that you agree a price prior to commencing on your tour or journey.
You can also book taxis prior to arrival on St Helena which is also highly recommend, most taxis will meet you at the airport on arrival on request.
Depending on your accommodation provider they will be supply you with a list of taxis and car rental firms that is recommended and available to you, You can also find a list or Car hire and local taxi firms here on the directory.