Getting around any of Tobago’s small towns is easy on foot. Buses and route taxis aren’t as readily available as they are on Trinidad, but there’s enough to get you from point A to point B.
If you want a leisurely drive around the island, you could consider renting a car for a day or two. You must be over 25 to rent a car on Tobago, and rates can be slightly higher than on Trinidad. Gas stations are sparsely scattered around the island, so it’s wise to fill up when you can. The following agencies are at or near Crown Point International Airport:
Auto Rentals (639-0644; airport)
Baird’s Rentals (639-2528; airport)
Spence’s Car Rental (639-7611; Store Bay Rd, Crown Point)
Thrifty Car Rental (639-8507; airport)
There is a regular bus service from Scarborough to Crown Point, Plymouth (via Buccoo and Mt Irvine) and most villages on the island. The Scarborough bus terminal is a short walk from the ferry terminal off Milford Rd on Sangster Hill Rd. Buses to/from Crown Point (TT$2) and Plymouth (TT$2) run frequently from dawn to 8pm. Service decreases at night and on weekends.
Other departures from Scarborough are: Charlotteville via Speyside (TT$8, 1½ hours, seven departures from 5am to 6pm), Parlatuvier via Castara (TT$6, 45 minutes, departures at 6am, 2:30pm, 4pm and 6pm) and Roxborough (TT$5, 30 minutes, six departures from 6:30am to 4pm).
Note that buses aren’t reliable and you don’t always know if they’ll come.
Taxis are available at Crown Point International Airport and charge about TT$25 to hotels around Crown Point, TT$30 to Pigeon Point, TT$50 to Scarborough, TT$60 to Mt Irvine or Buccoo and TT$260 to Charlotteville. There’s a taxi stand at Club Pigeon Point.
There are rental places on the island, and biking is a fine way to navigate around the towns, and sometimes town to town, on Tobago.