Transport in San Juan
WalkingThe area of Old San Juan is quite small, which allows tourists to visit this part of the capital of Puerto Rico without using any means of transportation. It is certainly one of the best options to explore its streets and buildings and observe life in this part of the city. But if you want to visit more remote areas of the city or the country, it is best to look for an alternative.
Buses in San Juan are one of the good alternative’s of transportation to move around the capital of Puerto Rico. It's the main method for moving around the city and is economical. Working hours vary slightly so it is important to do a little research before getting into one of them to reach some particular destination. Yet, as guidance, note that they tend to operate from 6:00 a.m. to 9.00 pm. Buses have a designated route and some stops connect with the urban train, one of the most efficient methods of public transport in the city.
Buses are a good option if you want to go through the interurban area of San Juan, but if you want to go to other parts of the country, it is best to rent a car or use any other alternative such as taxis, urban trains or públic taxis.
Minibús PúblicoThe "Público" is a network of minibuses that run throughout the island of Puerto Rico. It is a good alternative to taxis, as these minibuses are cheaper because you share the trip with others. They generally operate on weekdays, Monday through Friday, and are distinguished by their yellow color and logo, that says "Público". They connect the city of San Juan with other tourist places like the Camuy River Cave Park or Yunke National Forest. Although it is a good method of transportation, it is a bit slower than a car or a train and the vehicle may not make all the stops so we recommend to ask the driver if he will stop at the destination you want to get off at.
Urban TrainTren Urbano de Puerto Rico
The urban train network is a method of rapid transport to move around the Metropolitan area of San Juan and it's the most punctual of the island. There are 16 stations with a single line and the trains connect the capital of Puerto Rico with other municipalities such as Bayamón and Guaynabo or exciting attractions of the country. The urban train complements other methods of public transport of the island such as buses, ferries or taxis. The train operates from 5:00 a.m. to 11.30 pm. There are different rates and ticket options if you want to use this method of transportation once or several times.