Getting Around, Tobago Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)

Image of Scarborough harbourfrontThe island of Tobago relies heavily upon tourism, and so it has developed a very comprehensive transport network, with a major international airport next to Crown Point. Roads link the main beaches, resorts and towns on Tobago and allow tourists to easily travel to their chosen destination, by either car, taxi or local government-run bus transport.

Island hopping between Trinidad and Tobago is provided by local ferry transport. Local ferries travel between Scarborough and the Port of Spain from Sunday through to Friday, carrying both passengers and cars, and despite the distance covered, are really very affordable.

Tobago Crown Point International Airport (TAB) picture

Tobago Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport (TAB) / Arriving by Air

Address: Crown Point, Tobago, West Indies
Tel: +1 868 639 8547
Tobago Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport, formerly Tobago Crown Point International Airport, is located on the south-westerly side of the island and close to the town of Canaan, being approximately 11 km / 7 miles from the island capital of Scarborough. This facility actually dates back to 1940 and today offers a modern experience, with good facilities and ground transport options, including buses, shuttles and taxis. Airlines on Tobago including British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Delta and Virgin Atlantic, and travel to global destinations such as Atlanta, Barbados, Grenada, London and of course, Trinidad's Piarco International Airport.

Tobago Crown Point International Airport (TAB) Guide

Image of passengers arriving at the Crown Point Airport (TAB)

Car Rental

As a relatively small Caribbean island, Tobago is very easy to travel around if you have chosen to rent your own set of wheels and hire cars offer the perfect way to reach the beaches and main resorts. A choice of both local and national car rental companies are available at Crown Point Airport. The roads around Crown Point and Scarborough are in particularly good condition, while other more remote areas are somewhat prone to potholes.

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Coastal photo of Scarborough

Buses and Coaches

Unless you choose to rent a car, air-conditioned bus transport is really the only affordable way to travel around Tobago. Frequent PTSC (Public Transport Service Corporation) buses connect all of the main places of interest and travel between Scarborough and Crown Point, as well as to the resorts of Buccoo, Plymouth and also Roxborough. Punctuality is not really a strong point of the buses on Tobago and so do be prepared for a wait.


'Maxi' taxis are always popular on Tobago and these private minibuses are capable of transporting up to 30 passengers at once. Offering a very different travel experience to public buses, maxis are much more relaxed in their nature, collecting and dropping passengers when requested and not at specified stops. Maxis tend to be white in colour, with a bold stripe along the side, and so are easy to spot.

Picture of the T&T Spirit ferry

Boats and Ferries

Many ferries and cruise ships operate around the island's extensive coastline and link most places of interest.

The twin islands of Tobago and Trinidad are linked by regular ferry transport, which takes around four hours. For a little more money, there is now a high-speed catamaran service (Sea Cat), where the journey time is halved.