Small planes shuttle people between Paramaribo and remote destinations, including some nature reserves that have airstrips.
The Dutch influence is clear in Suriname and you'll see that biking is a popular way to get around Paramaribo and the nearby plantation area along the Commewijne River.
Rivers offer scenic routes to parts of the interior that are otherwise inaccessible. Scheduled services are few, and prices are negotiable. Ferries and launches cross some major rivers, such as the Suriname and the Coppename Rivers.
In order from cheapest to priciest, you can choose from scheduled government buses, private minibuses that leave from designated points when full, and minibuses that pick you up from your hotel. Trips to the interior cost significantly more than those on coastal routes.
Car & Motorcycle
Suriname's roads are limited and difficult to navigate. Passenger cars can handle the roads along the coast and to Brownsberg, but tracks into the interior are for 4WDs only. Driving is on the left. An International Driving Permit is required; your national licence will not be valid here, so plan ahead if you want to drive during your trip.
Shared taxis cover routes along the coast. They can be several times more expensive than minibuses but are markedly faster. Local cab fares are negotiable and reasonable; set a price before getting in. Paramaribo cabs are metered.
There are no trains in Suriname.