Many locals drive small trucks (known as carriers) with a tarpaulin-covered frame on the back. These often have passenger seating and some run trips between Nadi and Suva. You can pick one up in Nadi’s main street; they leave when they are full and are quicker and only slightly more expensive than taking the bus.
Minivans are also an increasingly common sight on the road. Popular with locals, they’re also quicker and more expensive than a bus but much cheaper than a taxi. Your ride won’t necessarily be more comfortable, though – it’s generally a sardine-type affair. Minivans plough up and down the Queens Road around Nadi.