How to get around Vanuatu
Vanuatu Public Transport
There is no official Vanuatu public transport system, with services instead provided by privately owned mini-bus. These buses also don't travel specific routes. Instead, passengers flag one down and tell them where they're going. If you're looking to use local transport, keep an eye out for a red B on the number plate.
Vanuatu taxis are marked by a red T on the number plate. At Luganville and Port Vila, they're usually standard sedans. Once you leave the major townships, taxis take the form of rugged 4WDs, with open trays at the back. The taxi trip from Bauerfield airport to Port Vila has a set price, but elsewhere fares need to be negotiated before you set off.
When you're covering small distances or accessing remote areas in Vanuatu, walking is the best way to get around. Most day trips and tours incorporate at least an element of walking, while exploring and more remote regions may require a decent hike. Walking is also the opportunity to meet the friendly ni-Vanuatu and take in local sights.