Well, not everyone who comes to do an internship or work in Curaçao has a driver's license and that is not a problem in itself. However, you have to take into account that public transport at your home is probably much better organized than here on Curaçao. This is also the reason that most students and young workers rent a car in Curaçao.
Public transport on Curaçao
Public transport is actually arranged by a company on the island, namely the ABC (Autobus company Curaçao). They ensure that most locations are provided with bus traffic. For example, you can travel by bus from the east of Curaçao to the west.
Public transport is actually arranged by a company on the island, namely the ABC (Bus company Curaçao). They ensure that most locations are provided with bus traffic. You can take the bus from the east, of course, you can recognize a bus from thousands and you can just stand at the bus stop until a bus passes by. You do not have service cards at the bus stops here, so you have to wait and see when the bus arrives. The large buses often have a fixed timetable and you can count on it. You can of course recognize a bus from thousands and you can just stand at the bus stop until a bus passes by. You do not have service cards at the bus stops here, so you have to wait and see when the bus arrives. The large buses often have a fixed timetable and you can drive from n to Curaçao to the west.
There are many bus stops on the island, so you never have to walk far to the bus stop or final destination. Most buses run every hour during the week, the longer journeys to the west run every 2 hours and the fares are between 1.50 ANG to 3.50 ANG and you can pay this directly to the bus driver, so easy.
Small buses on Curaçao
In addition to the large buses, you also have small buses for about 9 people. You can easily recognize them by the license plate because it will have BUS + a number on it. Behind the window is often a leaflet with the regions they drive to. Very easy if you want to keep one. You don't necessarily have to be at a bus stop for this, because you can just wave and they'll stop. They will drop you off where you want to go for a small extra charge.
So you don't have a driver's license? Don't worry because these small vans can be found everywhere on Curaçao and they often drive up and down during the day. With a bit of luck you will befriend the bus driver and he will know where to pick you up and drop you off.
Taxis on Curaçao
There are also taxis on the island, which you see mainly at night. Taxis are of course very useful when you want to go home after going out and you can no longer drive yourself. Make sure that you discuss the price in advance, so that you are not faced with surprises. There are standard rates for taxi rides. If you are with a large group, you will of course pay less per person. For a ride of about 30 minutes you will lose about 70 guilders.
Rent a car on Curacao
Are you going to do an internship or work in Curaçao and do you have a driver's license? Then we always recommend a rent a car. This way you are flexible to go where you want. In addition, you are not dependent on public transport on Curaçao and you can share a car with your fellow residents.