Several car rental companies operate out of or next to Roatan’s international airport, Aeropuerto Juan Ramon Galvez.
Taxis are an affordable and easy way to get around Roatan. During the day, passengers can choose between a privado (direct service) trip or colectivos (sharing a taxi) reduced fare type of ride. After 6pm, taxis generally cost slightly more. It is always good idea to clarify the price with the driver before you get in.
Travel Note - Typical daytime and after 6pm fares between these common routes. *Sample taxi fares listed are "colectivos", one way, per person. Guideline only. Fares may vary. Last updated May 2014.
Two bus routes originate in Coxen Hole, the commercial centre of the island. Westbound minibuses carry passengers to Sandy Bay and to West End with typical fares of L50 ($2.60 USD). Approximately 10 minutes one way. Eastbound minibuses depart every 30 minutes to French Harbour, Polytilly Bight, Punta Gorda and Oak Ridge with fares ranging L20-40 ($1 - $2.00 USD). Approximately one hour to Oak Ridge one way.
Regular water taxi service connects West End with West Bay Beach throughout the day until approximately 6pm. Fares L60 ($3.00 USD) per person and the trip takes about 10 minutes.
Aerolineas Sosa operates non-stop flights between Roatan and the other Bay Islands of Utila and Guanaja. www.aerolineasosahn.com