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Jitney ‘Round Town
Nassau’s 32-seat public buses are so popular that the oh-so-British name has become a verb. You can “jitney” around Nassau for about $1.50 per person, each way. Be sure to have exact change, and pay when you get off the bus, not when you get on. Buses run between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. There are bus stop signs at hotels, beaches, residential areas and downtown locations. You can also flag one down with a wave of the hand.
There are individual franchises for the buses, so they are not identical. Look for a white or blue-and-white bus with routes clearly marked front and back, as in “#10 – Cable Beach.” The average wait between buses is 30 minutes, a bit longer on Sundays.
Jitneys go to and from downtown Nassau/Bay Street, Cable Beach and to the foot of the Paradise Island bridge, but do not go over the bridge. Water taxis, which are $3 a person each way, travel across Nassau Harbor between Prince George Wharf behind the Straw Market in downtown Nassau and the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal.
Some jitneys are air-conditioned, others are not. Look for a bus with its windows closed… It’s probably air-conditioned. You can also ask the driver before boarding. - Dale Leatherman