Santa Cruz’s system of city micros connects the transportation terminals and all the anillos with the center. Micros 17 and 18 circulate around the first anillo. To reach Av San Martín in Barrio Equipetrol, take micro 23 from anywhere on Vallegrande. Buses to the Jardín Botánico leave from the corner of Suárez Arana and Barrón. A Guía de Micros documenting all the city routes is available from bookstores and kiosks (B$25 to B$50).
To & From the Bus & Train Station
The bimodal bus/train station is beyond easy walking distance but micros 2, 4, 11, 41 and 85 run between the terminal and the center. Expect to pay B$12 per person for a taxi.
Driving around the tight, one-way city streets can be a harrowing and confusing experience, but now that roads around the department have been paved, renting a car and getting out to explore is a more realistic possibility. Most rent-a-car companies have their offices at the airport.
Taxis are cheap but there is no rigid price structure. Typically the price is higher if you are in a group, are carrying lots of luggage or wish to travel after 10pm, and drivers will quote a fee that they consider fair for the journey. If you think it is too much, refuse, and try the next one: there are plenty to choose from. Typically a trip for one person within the first anillo during the day is about B$15, rising to B$20 if you stray to the second anillo. Agree on your price in advance to avoid arguments.