Most short water-taxi trips cost around B$2, and you can hire your own water taxi for B$20 to B$25 per hour. To flag one down, head out to one of the many jetties jutting onto the river in and around BSB, and simply wave. The city’s waterfront is filled with buzzing water taxis, even at night.
Hitching is remarkably easy in Brunei. Chances are if you stick out your thumb you’ll get a ride instantly, and it’s a great way to meet local people. Women travellers, however, should take extreme care and consider going by other means.
Renting a car is the easiest way to get around Brunei, and Bruneian drivers are quite sane by Southeast Asian standards. However, it’s expensive (rental starts from B$70 per day) and involves a steep learning curve if you’re not used to driving on the left-hand side.
Brunei isn’t a huge place, but outside BSB and off the main routes it’s hard to get around without a car. The local bus system within and around BSB is very good and gets you to most places for B$1 to B$2. However, services stop at 6pm and after that you’ll have to rely on expensive taxis (if you can find one).